Diverse Community for Recovery

Family Support is an Essential Part of the Recovery Journey

The trauma and challenges of serious mental illness are experienced by both the person in recovery and his/her family. Few of us are prepared for the stress, confusion, fear and lack of access to information and support for a person receiving psychiatric treatment.  From the moment a family member is in contact with Project Transition, we want to understand and learn about their experiences. It is our desire to create a partnership between the member, their family and our staff, as we know that loved ones often provide valuable perspectives that complete the picture of the person we are working with.  We also know that supporting a family provides additional benefit to the member and their Recovery journey.

Beginning at the admissions process, we partner with families to gather information about the potential member’s condition and treatment history.  This is also a time for us to  listen, learn, and provide support.  Once a member has been admitted into one of our communities, it is important that we get to know each other.  This is best accomplished by conducting a family meeting that provides orientation to Project Transition, answers key questions and includes goal setting that addresses our expectations for one another.  Regular family meetings are an essential part of supporting the recovery of our members.  In addition, counselors and other staff are available for phone conversations and coaching as needed.


Finally, families and friends are invited to contact our Family Liaison, Ginny Kutger at 215-997-9959 ext. 236 with questions, concerns and ideas that will help us better serve you and our members.




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

Diane S, sister of a PT member

"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 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

"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 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

"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

"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."


"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

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

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