For nearly thirty-five years, Project Transition has provided hope and healing to adults with serious mental illness. Our members are part of a residential treatment program that promotes sustainable recovery from mental illness. Each mental health treatment program is located in an apartment setting with several locations throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania. Many of the people we work with have felt failed by previous treatment efforts, and have experienced extensive stays at psychiatric hospitals and drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs. Our members come from diverse backgrounds and have been diagnosed with various psychiatric disorders including depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and personality disorders such as BPD. Many are diagnosed with co-occurring disorders with drug and alcohol dependency.
Project Transition’s apartment-based therapeutic communities are supportive and caring. We promote sustainable recovery:
- the treatment and self-management of psychiatric difficulties (with or without coexisting substance use disorders)
- the restoration of functioning, relationships, and self-direction
- reintegration into the community.
The Members of Project Transition
Individuals referred to Project Transition have been through a lot. So have their family members. Multiple efforts to support the person have left everyone exhausted. The individual may be described by others as challenging, difficult, or treatment resistant.
We work with people (ages 18+) who have a psychiatric diagnosis. Our programs reflect three areas of specialization:
- Traditional Diagnoses
- Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
- Dual Diagnosis (mental health + substance use disorders diagnoses).
Members of PT and their families come to understand that meaningful gains occur over the long haul. Lengths of stay vary – the average range is 12-18 months.
Project Transition cultivates trust and hope through relationships, treatment, skill development, wellness training, and supervised independent living. Our therapeutic communities are based within attractive apartment complexes in southeastern Pennsylvania (Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Philadelphia Counties). Roommates share a fully furnished apartment; they have access to a fitness facilities, shopping, and leisure attractions. Program activities and services, which are provided at the apartment complex, are augmented by our 24/7 crisis response team (counselors, program directors, and psychiatrists). Family activities include a welcoming orientation, ongoing progress meetings, multi-family support meetings, and educational seminars. These events are described in News and Events.
Our staff team consists of experienced professionals: Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Counselors, Program Managers, Addiction Counselors, and Wellness Specialist. Most of our clinicians have over twenty years of experience.
To learn more about our approach and specialized programs, visit our Program page.
Admissions and an Invitation
Although our admissions process is explained here, we invite you to give us a call to:
- learn more about Project Transition
- discuss your situation
- initiate a referral
- arrange a visit
- attend one of our family orientations or seminars.
This is a quick introduction – there’s a lot more information inside.