A nurturing community is critical to helping teen girls feel immediately safe and cared for so that they can adjust quickly to treatment and get on with the work of healing. Sunrise cultivates a nurturing school community by providing appropriate structure and lots of activity, encouraging connection with staff and other students, and balancing therapy, school, and fun. Girls who are further along in the healing process mentor and support new students; this mentoring program helps all Sunrise girls learn to work together for the good of the community. Licensed therapists at Sunrise intentionally make themselves available and seek out those girls who tend to isolate or pull away. Honest and open communication is taught in groups and encouraged in day to day interactions, so girls feel the freedom that comes with transparency. Our campus is homelike and comfortable, with a pool, living area, homelike kitchen and dining room, and other amenities that create opportunities for staff and students to feel at home as they interact.