All Kinds of News for May 10, 2017
Onward Transitions for emerging adults in Portland, Maine is marking the anniversary of their first member enrollment by investing in and committing to the future of the organization and its members in these three powerful ways:
1. Professional Development
Co-Founder and Clinical Director Darrell Fraize has just completed 50 hours of training towards certification as an Advanced Clinical Supervisor. This allows Darrell to provide improved leadership to our staff and interns, and enhance the delivery of service to all members. Additionally, the health and wellness coordinators have recently completed Safe Zone training for creating powerful effective LGBTQ and ally awareness at the University of Southern Maine.
In honor of member and staff successes and growth and to mark the end of the academic year, Onward Transitions is hosting a traditional Maine lobster bake at the Pine House on May 25th. Notably, one member has successfully transitioned from both the Pine House and the Neighbors program and is returning to NYC to attend college full time in the fall.
3. Refinement of our Mission Statement
Onward Transitions guides and supports bright, motivated emerging adults towards sustainable and independent living and the formation of meaningful reciprocal relationships through engagement with Portland's greater community.
About Onward Transitions Onward Transitions is a comprehensive, non-residential independent living service that supports young adults, ages 18-27 living independently in the neighborhood of their choice in Portland, Maine. Our members choose and live in their own apartment from day one. They do not ever live with us. Members' challenges include anxiety, depression, executive functioning and meeting the requirements of launching towards independence.