Transitional Resources Programs
We offer a spectrum of services including:
- Outpatient case management
- Intensive case management
- Supported housing
- Crisis/hospital diversion
- Vocational programs
These programs allow people living with serious mental illness to engage at a number of levels, depending on their needs. Many clients are engaged in more than one program, such as outpatient case management, supported housing and vocational programs. Below are descriptions of three of the six programs and services we offer:
- Case Management: Staff assists clients in their mental health recovery by offering practical assistance and resource advocacy. Case managers ensure that clients in the program receive comprehensive, well-coordinated care that is easy to access 24/7, recovery oriented, and flexible to meet the needs of the individuals. This includes regular assessment for co-occurring disorders and health issues.
- Supported Housing: This program provides safe, decent, and affordable housing for clients in houses and apartments in the surrounding community. Clients support each other in an independent living environment with regular contact and assistance from TR staff.
- Residential Treatment: This program serves those with the most serious and persistent mental illnesses. Residents maintain a cooperatively run household and are encouraged to seek employment, volunteer, or educational opportunities through our vocational program.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
We are thrilled by the success of Avalon Place, which is thriving after just three years open. This building includes 16 apartments for adults with serious mental illness or co-occurring disorders. These people have historically been high utilizers of the mental health system, inpatient facilities, emergency services, or the criminal justice system. In 2014, 15 of the 16 units were occupied by people who had successfully maintained their housing for over a year- a huge success for a group with such a high incidence of chronic homelessness. Residents have developed a strong sense of community and look out for one another. They come together for meals and activities like art and cooking groups. These individuals came to us with a very high level of distrust, and a supportive community has made an enormous difference in their willingness to engage in our services, as well as their overall well-being.
One of our needs this year is to update our facilities. TR is currently renovating our oldest facility, TRY House. This building is home to 15 high needs individuals who receive residential treatment here at TR. The kitchen and the first floor are common areas for all 15 residents, as well as housing the medication room and 24 hour staffing for all the agency’s programs. We are replacing the floors and kitchen this year to make the facility more functional, as well as making it a more comfortable home for our clients. This renovation will cost just over $100,000, which we are raising via private fundraising efforts.