The road to recovery starts here

People Can and Do Recover

Project Transition holds a strong belief in the core tenants of Recovery. Our value of “hope and healing through community” guides everything we do. It is our belief that even in the presence of painful struggles and repeated setbacks, Recovery from mental illness is possible.

We emphasize the concept of Transition, and maintain that the goal for every member is to create a meaningful and self-sustaining life as a functioning member of the community.

Our therapeutic treatment utilizes a “bio-psychosocial” approach to help individuals confront and (overcome the challenges) they are facing. “Bio” describes the appreciation of a biologically based model of health and healing. “Psychosocial” describes the ways that our communities foster relationships and self-management, restore hope and functioning, and support personal Recovery.

While every member’s Treatment and Recovery plan is highly individualized, there are fundamental components offered at each program. Including:


  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Group therapy
  • Medication evaluation and management
  • Illness and Recovery management
  • Wellness coaching and monitoring
  • DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Supported education

For members with co-occurring disorders, treatment components may include:

  • Individual session(s) with an Addictions Counselor.
  • Recovery group run by Addictions Counselor.
  • 12 Step meetings (typically 3-5 meetings per week)

Recovery, Rehabilitation, and Psychosocial Groups May Include:

  • Illness-management and Recovery workshop
  • Social skills
  • Vocational skills
  • Wellness L.I.F.E. group
  • Communication skills
  • Peer-led groups
  • Independent living skills

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

Diane S, sister 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..."


"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."


"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

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

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