All Kinds of News for July 11, 2018
Summer is a time of transition for Onward Transitions members, as several members prepare to transition both to and from Portland, Maine. Some members who have successfully completed their course of treatment will be staying on in this resource-rich and emerging adult friendly coastal city.
Co-founder Darrell Fraize, M.Ed., LCPC, LADC reports the following transitions in July:
- An early twenties female member transitioning on to a major northeast city to pursue business school and continue her work as a specialized trainer in the fitness world.
- An early twenties male member transitioning to a major western city to further his training in a specialized performing art while continuing to hone his bilingual skills.
- An early thirties male member transitioning to a different city in the northeast to be closer to family and friends while continuing to work and to further his education in business.
- An early twenties male member continuing to work in the food service industry in Portland, while honing his writing craft.
- A mid-twenties male member continuing to work with animals and writing in Portland.
- An early twenties female member coming to Portland to explore work while finalizing her requirements for her bachelor’s degree.
- An early twenties male member coming to Portland to prepare to continue his studies in technology after spending some time working.
Fraize reports that he and Executive Director Tracy Bailey are working with a handful of families in preparation for August and the start of school in the Fall. “August and September have been historically very active months for us in our short history.” Onward Transitions will be hiring a full-time therapist to work with some of these new members and their families.
About Onward Transitions
Onward Transitions (OT) in Portland, ME is a small, independent, owner-operated program for bright, motivated, emerging adults in the final stages of learning to live on their own. OT supports actual sustainable independent living and autonomy from two city locations. Participants (members) ages 18-29 never live with us; they live in their own apartments, scattered throughout the city. Members' challenges include anxiety, depression and executive functioning.