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