Our Work

We offer a continuum of services that are integrated and comprehensive. Each program using pioneering concepts that promote recovery and a better life for those with mental illness.

 Residential Treatment

 

Transitional Resources maintains a 15-bed residential program, called Intensive Congregate Care (ICCP), or sometimes called TRY House. This program is a licensed assisted living facility for those with the most serious and persistent mental illnesses, who might otherwise be at high risk for hospitalization, homelessness, or incarceration. Clients typically enter this program directly from a public hospital.

In TRY House, clients have access to a treatment team, including case managers, a nurse, a psychiatrist/ARNP, and a peer counselor. They work with their team to establish a recovery-oriented treatment plan to manage their mental illness and eventually live more independently, off the streets and outside of hospitals.

With the close participation of 24-hour professional staff, clients build an environment consistent with the values of independence and shared responsibility. Along with household duties, residents are encouraged to participate in a wide range of groups and activities offered at TR. They are also encouraged to seek employment, volunteer, or engage in educational opportunities. Most residents move into our supported living program after about 18-24 months in residential treatment.

For questions about our residential program, please contact our Clinical Director, Julie Watkins at juliew@transitionalresources.org.

 Crisis/Hospital Diversion

 

TR has two short-term diversion beds that provide intensive, short-term, 24-hour supervision and support for adults in psychiatric crisis. The program is designed to rapidly stabilize the presenting psychiatric crisis. Clients typically stay 3-5 days, and the vast majority is diverted from hospitalization.

While at TR, crisis guests participate in the community: they receive one-on-one support and medication monitoring, they are encouraged to participate in treatment groups, and they are linked to the support services they will need after discharge.

For questions about our crisis/hospital diversion program, please contact Julie Watkins at juliew@transitionalresources.org.

 Intensive Case Management

 

TR’s Expanding Community Services Program offers intensive, highly structured case management services in the homes of individuals who have been recently released from long-term stays in the state hospital. These individuals have treatment needs that pose substantial barriers to placement in more traditional programs.

A treatment team comprised of case managers, a nurse, a psychiatrist/ARNP, and a peer counselor work with each client and his or her support system to help realize the client’s goals.

For questions about this program, please contact Mindy Maxwell at mindym@transitionalresources.org.

 Case Management

 

Our Puget Sound Networks program provides outpatient case management services to people living in the community. Our case managers help clients achieve personal goals using a strengths-oriented approach. Most of these outpatient clients have graduated from our residential program. Maintaining a close connection to TR’s supportive community and even retaining some of their treatment team helps these clients transition successfully to greater independence.

Case managers ensure that clients in the program receive comprehensive, well-coordinated care that is easy to access, recovery oriented, and flexible to meet individuals’ needs. This includes regular assessment for co-occurring disorders and health issues. Sessions focus on helping clients learn about their mental illness/chemical dependency, developing strategies for recovery, and learning basic skills for independent living, such as budgeting, shopping and cooking. When clients are ready or express interest in employment or school, case managers work to help support clients in reaching these goals.

In addition, many of our outpatient clients also participate in our Supportive Housing program to help them attain and maintain a place to live.

For questions about Case Management, please contact Mindy Maxwell at mindym@transitionalresources.org.

 Supportive Housing

 

The Supportive Housing program provides safe, permanent and affordable housing for clients in houses and apartments in the surrounding community. We make it a high priority to keep clients within a close commute to TR, so clients can easily access their treatment team and community of support.

Clients support each other in an independent living environment with regular contact and assistance from Transitional Resources’ staff, including a Housing Manager and two Peer Support Counselors. Clients receive as much support as needed to be successful living independently.

For more information about TR’s Supported Housing program, please contact Skip Waters at skipw@transitionalresources.org.

 Vocational Services

 

We highly value work, education, volunteer experiences, and involvement in other meaningful adult activities as important components of recovery.

Puget Sound Employment (PSE), our vocational program, leads clients toward the road to recovery by helping them find and maintain meaningful employment, volunteer experiences, or educational opportunities in the community. Transitional Resources is a vendor with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) and is able to assist consumers throughout King County.

Vocational staff also work with employers to overcome barriers to employment and to reduce the stigma associated with employing those with mental illness. Clients are employed in both national and local companies, as well as with TR. In addition, on-site training programs, including a janitorial crew and horticultural job training in the agency’s certified organic garden, have been offered at TR since the mid-1990s. For people with particularly challenging barriers to employment, on-site training opportunities offer a great way for clients to gain work experience while building an employment reference.

Please contact Mindy Maxwell at mindym@transitionalresources.org for more information.