True Grit 2021, Back in the Saddle Again, was a huge success! We are so grateful to our sponsors and attendees for joining us to celebrate 50 years of Third Way Center. Click here to see photos from this wonderful event.
We Offer Truth and Hope
Third Way Center continually adapts innovative science combined with dedicated mental health treatment for youth in need, allowing growth & healing to begin.
500,000+ Hours of
79% Earn Diploma or GED
of teens come to Third Way Center with a history of abuse or severe neglect
We Break the Cycle
Adolescents make their way to Third Way Center from a variety of backgrounds, often from foster care, youth corrections or homelessness.
Our goal is to break the cycle of trauma by helping young teens discover their own path to success.
Encephalopathy recovery unit
Utilizing the most recent scientific research and data available, we offer the only brain trauma unit of its kind in the United States
Continuum of residential care
Five licensed residential facilities and two state-approved alternative high schools to continue education and build practical life skills
Six Boxes© Treatment Methodology
Our trademarked approach to addressing the root trauma and bringing healing through the personal pursuit of justice has proven results
Our 71% success rate treating teens
After brain trauma recovery and dedicated hours of therapy, empowered youth can both reconcile their pasts and own their futures
“Every day I’m living to my potential, working to make our community a better place, and helping to give the teens at Third Way Center a chance to follow in my footsteps.”
– TWC Graduate
My Truth Is:
“I can learn to love myself each and every day.”
My Hope Is:
“To be able to let myself feel happy and live a successful life.”
– Current TWC Resident
I Give Because:
“Any way I can help the next generation to see their potential, to see how much they can do and change, it empowers me.”
– TWC Donor