Compass Rose Academy (CRA) was started in 2012 as an effort to supplement revenue of DCS funded programming. In 11+ years, CRA has served 233 girls and families with much success. However, in those 11 years CRA has sustained major financial loss, therefore since revenue can no longer sustain the effort, CRA will be halting programming and services on March 31, 2024.

Compass Rose Academy is grateful for the remarkable successes achieved and the meaningful impact that has been had in the lives of hundreds of teen girls and their families. CRA is immensely proud of the positive changes that have collectively been brought about, and owe this success to God along with the dedicated CRA team, volunteers, donors, and supporters who have been instrumental in the 11+ year journey.

Highlights of the program over the years have included: 

  • Developing a respected attachment-based clinical growth model in consultation with Christian author/psychologist Dr. John Townsend
  • Gaining national recognition as a leading organization in Christian clinical treatment for adolescent females and their families
  • Joining hundreds of programs across the nation doing quality treatment work with teens or young adults as a member of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) since 2014
  • Creating an innovative Project-Based Learning model curriculum for CRA’s accredited private Christian high school
  • Building an intentionally-designed and award-winning campus which the program began operating from in August of 2021. 

This decision was not made lightly, every possible avenue to sustain the organization was explored. Unfortunately, the challenges faced have proven insurmountable and the CRA board of directors along with the board of directors of CRA’s parent organization, Josiah White’s, have jointly determined that shifting the organizations resources toward its programs serving the child welfare system in Indiana will allow the organization as a whole to maximize its effectiveness, mission, and sustainability into the future.

As this chapter of Compass Rose Academy closes, CRA would like to express their deepest gratitude to each and every person who has been a part of their community and has supported the CRA team during the past 12 years of impacting lives. 

Josiah White’s, which has been serving youth since its establishment in 1850, will continue to operate its court-ordered residential treatment program and intensive substance abuse recovery program, both located on the Wabash campus, along with Foster Care and Family Preservation services, both operated regionally throughout the state of Indiana.