Transitional Resources

Since 1976, Transitional Resources has provided a pathway to recovery for people living with mental illness in King County.

Mission and Values

 

Our Mission

Respecting Autonomy, Dignity, Integrity, and Recovery

Transitional Resources’ mission is building better health, stable housing, and a community of support for people living with mental illness.

 

Our Values

Respect, dignity, and autonomy

We value the same things that those with mental illness do:

•  A safe place to call home

•  Feeling needed and wanted

•  Being part of an inclusive and diverse community

•  Working and engaging in meaningful activities, and

•  Having hope through a highly personalized path to recovery

Who We Are

 

Transitional Resources is a licensed behavioral health center and assisted living facility that has been serving King County since 1976. We believe that all people, including those living with serious mental illness such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, deserve to have a safe place to call home, to feel needed and wanted, to engage in meaningful activities, and to be a part of community. We offer a full spectrum of optimistic and respectful mental health services and supported housing to our clients.

We serve adults in King County who are living with serious mental illness, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder. The vast majority of clients come through our doors from homelessness or long psychiatric hospitalizations in the state hospitals. Mental illness does not discriminate; our clients represent all races, ethnicities, genders, and socio-economic classes. Because we are a public mental health center, the clients we serve are typically without financial resources.

With our support, our clients prove again and again that people with mental illness can succeed out in the community, off the streets and outside of our public institutions.

Our Impact

Mental illness is an equal opportunity disease, affecting people regardless of their background, ethnic identity, or economic status. Over the course of a lifetime, 1 in 5 Americans will experience a mental illness. Of those affected, 25% will be classified as having a serious mental illness. Nationwide, less than 40% of people with serious and persistent mental illness receive adequate care in a given year. Unfortunately, Washington State ranks among the lowest in per capita spending on mental health in the country. Consequently, the need for funding from individual and community donors is great.

Mental illness is especially prevalent among homeless adults. Some estimate that upwards of 40% of homeless people live with mental illness. The stresses of homelessness increase symptoms of mental illness. On a given night in January 2016, at least 4,505 people in King County were unsheltered.

Transitional Resources is one of the smallest licensed behavioral health centers in King County, offering a continuum of behavioral health treatment, housing, and vocational services to those who are most in need. We believe that everybody deserves to live a life with safety and dignity. With appropriate treatment, people with mental illness can recover and lead better lives. Treatment in the community is not only more humane, it is also significantly more cost effective than treating mental illness in jails, emergency rooms, or state hospitals.

We prioritize keeping the caseload size at TR and significantly lower than the industry standard. This allows our case managers to serve people with the most serious and persistent forms of mental illness. Because of this, TR to produces some of the best outcomes in King County. For example:
Each year, over 95% of our clients remain in safe and stable housing.
In addition, over 96% of our outpatient clients avoid hospitalization and incarceration each year, despite long prior histories of institutionalization.
We provide two hospital diversion beds for community members in crisis, reducing the burden carried by our public hospitals. Each year, 60-80 people spend short stints with TR in lieu of hospitalization.

Nancy’s Story

Shine a Light

The Power of One

Growing Community, Sharing Hope

Our Leadership

 

Key staff

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Darcell Slovek-Walker, MA, LMHC
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CHIEF OF CLINICAL SERVICES
Julie Watkins
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DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL QUALITY AND COMPLIANCE
Mindy Maxwell
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SUPPORTIVE HOUSING MANAGER
Skip Waters
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FUND DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Emily McGrath
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Board of Directors

Transitional Resources is governed by a Board of Directors, composed of the following members:

 

2018 OFFICERS & BOARD MEMBERS

PRESIDENT
Rob Fulwell

VICE PRESIDENT
Miriam Chilton

SECRETARY
Dani Flanagan, M.Ed.

TREASURER
Charlene Robins, PA-C

DIRECTORS
Matt Carson, MBA
Grace Grimes Chapman, DNP
Christos Dagadakis, MD
Jacqueline Koch, MA
Lauren Madrid, JD
Rachel Mokry, MA
Belinda Richardson, M. Sc.
Bryn Vaswig

Annual Reports

Our Supporters

We would like to give special recognition to the following community supporters who have made our work possible:
CPRS
UCHA
NAMI Greater Seattle

Our 2017 Event Sponsors:
Premier Sponsor: Nucor Steel
Gold Sponsors: Premier Long-Term Care Pharmacy + Northwest Fire Systems
Silver Sponsor: Keimig Associates Architecture
Friends of TR: Lindley & Associates + Pacific Continental Bank