Before checking in, we would prefer for a parent/guardian to call and ensure that we have space available for their youth. Also, we would like the youth to bring two changes of modest and weather appropriate clothing (underwear, socks, pants, and shirts), prescription medications in the original packaging, and any homework they may need to work on during their stay. All belongings are searched and inventoried upon check in. Items not appropriate for VP (lighters, gang apparel, weapons, sharp objects, etc) will be either returned to the guardian at check in or locked up and returned to the guardian upon check out.
Upon arriving at VP, the youth and the parent/guardian will meet with an intake worker who will assist them in filling out the necessary paperwork. They will also discuss why the youth is coming to VP, address any questions or concerns, and describe what will happen after intake. The youth is then introduced to the program and the parent/guardian is able to leave.