Transitional Resources Programs
Our supported housing and comprehensive mental health care services provide an environment conducive to recovery. 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. Caseloads in this program are low and support is easily accessible 7 days a week. Case managers ensure that clients in the program receive comprehensive, well-coordinated care that is easy to access, 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
For over 30 years, TR has been known for success in recovery from severe mental illness. Our most recent success is establishing our new low-income housing project, Avalon Place, which is part of TR’s Supported Housing Program and the 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness. This mixed-use building, which opens in July, 2011, includes 16 studio apartments that will provide a safe, permanent home to adults with severe mental illness or co-occurring disorders who are currently managing their mental health issues while living on the streets or in area shelters. These men and women are high utilizers of the mental health system, inpatient facilities, emergency services, or the criminal justice system. It is far less expensive to provide housing and services in the community for these men and women than it is to provide emergency response services – and it is much more humane. People are more responsive to mental health treatment and social services once they have experienced the safety and stability of permanent housing.
TR has a need for renovating our oldest house, TRY house. This building is home to 15 high needs individuals who receive mental health treatment here at TR. The kitchen and the first floor are common areas for all 15 residents, and get a lot of foot traffic from both residents and staff. We hope to renovate, update and spruce up the floors and kitchen this year to make the house more modern and functional, as well as making it a more comfortable home for our clients.