Mathieu Guettinger, Administrator
Sunrise Community Facility
1421 East Division
Ephrata, WA 98823
Sunrise Community Facility is located in Ephrata, Washington. Sunrise has two programs our youth can participate in; the first being Columbia Basin Job Corps and the second being Open Doors out of Big Bend Community College, both being located in Moses Lake. Youth must be 16 years of age and eligible to enroll in the Job Corps Program or in the Open Doors program along with a minimum of 8–12 months remaining on their sentence. Through this partnership youth will achieve their education goals and receive career technical training. Youth have an opportunity to pursue a career in the following trades; carpentry, cement, painting, plastering, finance & business, welding, culinary arts, CISCO Networking and facilities maintenance. They will obtain the skills needed to become independent, employable and pursue further education goals. Youth receive incentive pay through their participation in the Columbia Basin Job Corps Program.
Youth have many opportunities to be in the community to participate in shopping, recreation, field trips, local community activities, family visits including earning community involvement passes to go out in the community with family. Sunrise staff foster’s a warm and caring environment and work very hard to match to each youth’s goals. Youth and staff work very closely with the Job Corps staff to be sure each youth has access to all programs offered at the center, including opportunities for youth to be in the community working for an employer through the work-based learning program. Upon release, youth will have obtained their high school or General Education Diploma (GED) along with job placement and/or admission into a college program.
Information for Parents, Guardians, and Family
Every youth residing at Sunrise has an assigned counselor who serves as the youth’s case manager. Counselors work with the youth to assess their needs and provide appropriate treatment. Treatment options cover a wide variety of areas including interpersonal skills training, anger replacement training, and others. Some of this treatment will occur during counseling sessions with the case manager, while others will occur in a specialized setting.
Visitation is scheduled in advance by calling the facility prior to the visit. Most visitation occurs on weekends, however weekday visiting is available upon request.
Reentry and Transition
Parents, guardians, and family members are invited to be present for all reentry planning meetings and are considered part of the team that builds the reentry plan for their youth. The goal of reentry is to build a plan that returns the youth to their home community in a way that meets their needs for school, work, and living arrangements.
Youth released from a community facility may or may not have a parole obligation. JR currently provides parole services to about half of the youth who they serve. Your counselor can tell you if your child will be on parole.