Foundational Support

Foundational Support


Project Transition’s residential programs provide daily therapeutic treatment and psychiatric rehabilitation services to support the recovery of our members. Each program is comprised of approximately 30 members who live in apartments within the same complex. Up to three roommates share a furnished apartment. Most neighbors of Project Transition members are not associated with our program. This reflects social reality, reinforces normalcy and responsibility, reduces stigma and facilitates community integration.

Our programs have nearby off-site locations that serve as the activity hub of the community.  This is where life skills workshops, wellness programming, individual and group sessions, and community meetings occur. While public transportation is available nearby, each program is equipped to transport individuals as needed.  Staff members are on-site daily from 9 am to 9 pm and members have access to a 24/7 skills coaching/crisis response system.

The purpose of offering rehabilitation services and treatment to individuals in a normalized community setting is to foster a sense of hope and determination to gain independence and self-sustainability.  Members understand that Project Transition trusts and respects them as people and not as simply “patients” or “clients”.  This is important to the process of providing psychiatric treatment that includes a message of hope and healing.  Put simply, we begin and do our work in the community because our members want to end up as self-sustaining members of the community!

“Persons disabled for years with the symptoms of serious mental illness can learn to get on with a better life in a “normal” life setting, one in which they are naturally a part of the wider community. This minimizes stigma, generates hope and maximizes the transfer (portability) of acquired skills and other adaptive gains as the person moves on from Project Transition.”

-Dr Loren Crabtree, Psychiatrist-in-Chief and Co-Founder or Project Transition

"Project Transition has taught me how to be an adult when others told me I was unfixable. PT will always be in my heart. I've been sober for 5 years and recently moved out of the program. Thank you Project Transition."

Victoria S

"I know what it is like to sell myself and a brand new pair of sneakers for drugs. I know what its like to walk around the streets with only socks on. But I no longer have to live that way. My family no longer has to worry about me. Project Transition means that I have hope and recovery. It means I have a second chance at life."


"Our daughter has endured mental illness for years… we have worked with many professionals and programs. Without question, Project Transition’s help and support have been the most effective.”

John P, father of a PT member

"PT I couldn't see how good you've been to me. Over the years, throughout the days, you've always been in my corner I must say. Times were bad and times were good, you helped me to lay down my hood. Now I'm shining not conniving, working it out my system what shucking and jiving. So I'm striving to be the best that I can be, for all to see, Thank you, PT..."


"Project Transition means I have a second chance at a new life. PT taught me how to love and believe in myself. It also taught me to forgive people in my past. I thought I would never get better but PT taught me different. They believed in me and made it easier to trust in myself."

Michelle R

" Project Transition has been a life saver to me. I was mentally Ill and felt like I was in a box that I thought I could never get out of. I lost everything and could not function...but now I have confidence in myself. I needed help in all areas of my life but now have a path and a purpose. Life is worth living."

Angie A

"The family support groups and seminars are focused and helpful. We feel understood."

Diane S, sister of a PT member

"PT is helping me on my road to recovery. They offer support to reach my personal goals. Staff help guide me, showing me a new way to live. My life has new meaning today..... I now have goals and projects to work on. I am productive and am becoming a better mother and person."

Jennifer S

"My son has been in many programs and far too many hospitals. Project Transition is different; it is actually helping him to live a better life. The staff and members of PT care for one another... it’s a form of community that is sorely lacking elsewhere."

Wendy P, mother of a PT member

Implementation Provider: Project Transition works with States and MCO’s to implement Person-Centered Transformation Plans.

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