A healthy living environment is essential for youth to successfully make the transition back into the community. This program teaches young people the self-sufficiency required to live independently. It offers services that address education, employment and life skills. The structured setting is conducive to the development of productivity, independence, self-reliance and personal growth. Length of stay is based on individual need; a minimum placement of 90 days is preferred.

  • Connection to community resources
  • Education planning (high school diploma, GED, post-secondary education)
  • Employment opportunities
  • Individual case plans based on the Ansell Casey Life Skills Assessment and designed in collaboration with the young person, family and referring worker in order to address individual needs and utilize resident’s strengths
  • Life skill development including curriculum and training, role-playing and experiential learning
  • Support services (individual/house meeting, individual therapy, chemical dependency support groups and mentors)
  • Transition plans
Community Kitchen


  • Title IV-E eligibility


  • Youth ages 16–18 (or up to age 20 if designated Extended Juvenile Jurisdiction) who are motivated toward independent living and willing to establish and accomplish case plan goals
  • The program is a resource to youth who are under supervision of court or social services
  • Youth must work toward their high school diploma or GED during their placement in this program



To make a referral to our Community Transition program:

  • Please contact our admissions team at 800.644.4557 or send us an email.
  • Admissions information, added funding sources and intake packets can be found here.