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Transitional Living Programming

Project Together
Project Together is a 24-hour halfway house program for homeless, chemically dependent, pregnant and/or parenting women who have a substance abuse problem and are in need of assistance with recovery, self-sufficiency, parenting and life skills. Programming is holistic in scope, research based and unique in that it allows for mothers to pursue treatment while still residing with their children. In some cases, these children have been in foster care or living with someone else. Keeping mothers and children together or reuniting them is an important component to the healing process and key to the success of the program. Clients are asked to make a minimum 12-month commitment to treatment before entering the program and have the option of staying for as long as two years.

Participants work with a primary counselor to develop and implement an individualized treatment plan. They attend a series of activities dealing with recovery including individual and group therapy, 12-step meetings, relapse education, early recovery skills education, as well as, sessions on parenting (as applicable), assertiveness, communication and domestic violence. Clients attend educational programming (GED classes and college courses), pursue employment related activities (job skills training sessions and employment search initiatives) and attend other self-sufficiency related sessions (money management and debt reparation) as deemed appropriate.

All programming is respectful of client issues related to diversity including language, culture and ethnicity. Specialized efforts are directed towards providing services sensitive to the needs of those served—including hosting weekly in-house “Talking Stick” meetings, interpreter services for staff and clients, use of culturally-specific media and transporting clients to “Sister-Sister” support groups.

Project Together II

Project Together II is a 24-hour halfway house program for chemically dependent women (with or without children) who are in need of assistance with recovery, self-sufficiency, parenting (in most instances) and life skills. Programming is holistic in scope, research based and unique in that it allows for mothers to pursue treatment while still residing with their children. In some cases, these children have been in foster care or living with someone else. Keeping mothers and children together or reuniting them is an important component of the healing process and key to the success of the program. Clients are asked to make a minimum 12-month commitment to treatment before entering the program and have the option of staying for as long as two years.

Participants work with a primary counselor to develop and implement an individualized treatment plan. They attend a series of activities dealing with recovery including individual and group therapy, 12-step meetings, relapse education, early recovery skills education, as well as, sessions on parenting, assertiveness, communication and domestic violence, as applicable. Clients attend educational programming (GED classes and college courses), pursue employment related activities (job skills training sessions and employment search initiatives) and other self-sufficiency related sessions (money management and debt reparation).

All programming is respectful of client issues related to diversity including language, culture and ethnicity. Specialized efforts are directed towards providing services sensitive to the needs of those served—including hosting weekly in-house “Talking Stick” meetings, interpreter services for staff and clients, use of culturally-specific media and transporting clients to “Sister-Sister” support groups.

Healthy Transitions

Healthy Transitions is a 24-hour transitional living program designed for homeless women and their children. Clients are asked to make a minimum 12-month commitment to the program and have the option of staying for as long as two years.

Participants work with a primary counselor to develop and implement an individualized treatment plan. They attend individual and group therapy, parenting education classes, individual/group parenting sessions, assertiveness training classes and communication skill development sessions. Clients also attend educational programming, pursue employment related activities and other self-sufficiency related sessions, as deemed appropriate. Residents learn the skills necessary to become more self-sufficient and less likely to become homeless again.

All programming is respectful of client issues related to diversity including language, culture and ethnicity. Specialized efforts are directed towards providing services sensitive to the needs of those served—including hosting weekly in-house “Talking Stick” meetings, interpreter services for staff and clients, use of culturally-specific media and transporting clients to “Sister-Sister” support groups.

In Touch With Teens

In Touch With Teens is a 24-hour comprehensive group care program that teaches living and parenting skills to young women 13 to 18 years old who are pregnant and/or parenting. These adolescent females are provided prenatal care in order to bring their babies to term in a safe and healthy environment, while at the same time bringing order to their lives.

The teens work with a primary counselor to develop and implement an individualized treatment plan. They receive individual/group counseling, personal training on how to parent, as well as coaching on how to develop the ordinary skills needed by every teenager to be successful. Special emphasis is placed on continuing their education with the goal of attaining a high school diploma or its equivalency. Job training assistance is provided when appropriate.

All programming is respectful of client issues related to diversity including language, culture and ethnicity. Specialized efforts are directed towards providing services sensitive to the needs of those served—including hosting weekly in-house “Talking Stick” meetings, interpreter services for staff and clients, use of culturally-specific media and transporting clients to “Sister-Sister” support groups.

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