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Age Group(s): Teens, Young Adults

Gender(s): Male, Female, Transgender

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Onward Transitions in S. Portland, Maine, just two hours north of Boston, is a small, independent, owner-operated program for up to 18 bright, motivated, emerging adults learning to live on their own. OT supports actual, sustainable independent living, helping emerging adults become more autonomous. Participants (members) ages 18-30 never live with us; they live in their apartments throughout the city, selected according to personal preferences and resources.

Our clinical and coaching teams (staff to student ratio is 1:2) support them with structure and accountability while working towards the goals members have established using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Unlike living in program housing or living with a roommate, members experience real-life accountability.

Members are kind, accepting, bright, and motivated to live on their own. Clinical foci include mild to moderate anxiety, depression, and EF/ND/LD challenges. OT provides multiple sessions of weekly individual and group therapy, and family work by our four full-time, on-site master’s level therapists specializing in ACT. The typical length is 12 months.

Members have individual OT corporate UBER accounts, to get to and from our Pine House. The Pine House is also open for 2 meals daily, drop-in visits, snacks, and camaraderie with other members and our staff. OT provides regular apartment consults and 24-hour on-call services.

Our members are:
kind, accepting, and affirming
bright, neurotypical, and neurodivergent emerging adults
all genders, between 18 and 29+
living with mild to moderate and sometimes chronic anxiety depression and executive functioning challenges

Our members are not/do not:
live with primary substance abuse diagnoses which require a recovery program or monitored sober living environment
unwilling or unable to keep themselves safe in the Portland community
experiencing acute primary health issues or self-harming behavior
experiencing active eating disorders

Ownership Type
Private Company – Owners On-Site

Name of Parent Company
N/A

Name of Sister Company
N/A

Type of Land
Privately Owned

Do your students receive insurance coverage for more than two weeks?
N/A

Do you have an insurance utilization person?
N/A

Is the program on any insurance panels?
N/A

Housing
N/A

Community Service Requirement
N/A

Random Drug Testing
N/A

Transportation Options
N/A

Support Services
N/A

House/Community Meetings
N/A

Are participants required to do chores in the house/community?
N/A

12 Step Meetings on Location
N/A

Type of Students
N/A

Types of Workshops Offered
N/A

Accommodations
N/A

Use of Personal Vehicle
N/A

Use of Electronics
N/A

Location of Workshop
N/A

Average Length of Workshop
N/A

Professional Associations/Affiliations
N/A

State and/or National
N/A

Academic Accreditation
N/A

Is there individual therapy?
N/A

Number of individual therapy hours student receives on a difficult week?
0

Number of individual therapy hours student receives on typical week?
0

Percentage of licensed therapists?
N/A

Therapist average case load
0

Percentage of full time therapists who have a private practice outside a program?
N/A

Does the Clinical Director carry a case load?
N/A

Is there group therapy?
No

Average number of hours per week facilitated by licensed therapist
0

Average number of hours per week of group processing? (i.e. run by staff, interns, grad students, etc.)
0

Average number of formal family therapy hours per week (not social calls to teen)
0

Is Skype accessible for family therapy?
N/A

Are there Additional Professionals? (Select all that apply)
N/A

Are there Medical rule outs
N/A

Possible Medical Rule Outs
N/A

Is there a minimum BMI
N/A

Can Program accept insulin-dependent diabetics
N/A

Psychiatrist
N/A

Percentage of students on meds at enrollment
N/A

If psychiatrist is available to students, what percentage of students change meds?
N/A

Types of Therapy Offered
N/A

Does the program have a level/phase system?
N/A

If yes, are phases/levels tied to privileges?
N/A

Does program have a milieu-driven residential model? (Staff are trained in model)
N/A

If yes — select all that apply
N/A

Integrated Wellness
N/A

Does program use time out rooms?
N/A

Line staff to student ratio during awake hours
1:0

Does program run background checks on all staff?
N/A

Is there an educational requirement for staff?
N/A

If Yes, what is it?
N/A

Average number of hours staff are trained before their first shift
0

Are night staff awake or asleep
N/A

What percentage of the line staff are full time employees?
N/A

Grades Served
N/A

Average student to teacher ratio
1:0

Teaching/Classroom
N/A

Is the program able to implement IEP’s
N/A

Can Program handle a student who is more than two grade level’s behind in reading?
N/A

Academic Calendar
N/A

Can program support a student to complete a GED?
N/A

Can program support a student who wants vocational training?
N/A

Does the school have AP Classes or the ability to give or take a student to the AP Test?
N/A

Does the academic program have the ability to provide ACT or SAT Tutoring (on or off site)?
N/A

Does program have transition services for students?
N/A

If Yes, select all options that apply to your program
N/A

Are there additional fees that apply to transitional options?
N/A

Percentage of families that participate in various transition programming?
N/A

Scheduled or rolling admissions?
N/A

Is there an enrollment fee/outfitting fee/payment in advance?
N/A

If applicable, is the last month’s fees due at enrollment?
N/A

Cost per month/workshop/programming (in USD)
N/A

Percentage of clients who return home, or to a more traditional setting (like transitions to college or gap year, boarding school, etc.)
N/A

Does a student have to sign themself into the program?
N/A

Link to Weekly or Daily Schedule
N/A

For licensed programs, but state or under 18, please select Incidents required to be reported to the state:
N/A

What is the typical amount of time a family should expect before hearing about an major incident?
N/A

What is the average number of clients you see per year?
N/A

Professional Associations/Affiliations
N/A

Payment Type
N/A

Has the program previously been part of an evidence-based study?
N/A

Is the program presently part of an evidence-based study?
N/A

Link to the study that the organization is part of
N/A

Type of Family Therapy/Work Offered
N/A

Family involvement
N/A

Who completes the psychological evaluation?
N/A

Minimum length of stay
N/A

Does the student receive a neuropsychological evaluation?
N/A

Type Of Programming For Students
N/A

Typical Student
N/A

Minimum IQ
N/A

Interview Requirements for Applicants
N/A

Additional Therapy
N/A

Therapist Case Load at Peak Season
N/A

Percentage of licensed therapists?
N/A

Average number of days/week therapist is in the field
N/A

Number of Individual Sessions with Therapist
N/A

Integrated Wellness Support
N/A

Do clinical assistants work with lead therapists?
N/A

Percentage of full time therapists who have a private practice outside of wilderness?
N/A

Do any of the therapists operate more than one group at peak season?
N/A

What percentage of participants receive psychological evaluations?
N/A

Does program receive a fee for evaluation or referral?
N/A

Additional levels of care offered by facility
N/A

Types of eating disorder care provided
N/A

Specialized Programming
N/A

Is program focused on full recovery?
N/A

Computer Access
N/A

Cell Phones
N/A

Academic Options
Other

School Name (if applicable)
N/A

School Website (if applicable)
N/A

Ownership Type
Private Company – Owners On-Site

Name of Parent Company
N/A

Name of Sister Company
N/A

Type of Land
Privately Owned

Do your students receive insurance coverage for more than two weeks?
N/A

Do you have an insurance utilization person?
N/A

Is the program on any insurance panels?
N/A

Housing
N/A

Community Service Requirement
N/A

Random Drug Testing
N/A

Transportation Options
N/A

Support Services
N/A

House/Community Meetings
N/A

Are participants required to do chores in the house/community?
N/A

12 Step Meetings on Location
N/A

Type of Students
N/A

Types of Workshops Offered
Individualized | Custom

Accommodations
Nearby Hotel

Use of Personal Vehicle
Yes

Use of Electronics
Other

Location of Workshop
Address Listed Above

Average Length of Workshop
1 day

Professional Associations/Affiliations
Young Adult Transition Association (YATA)

State and/or National
No State License Available (N/A)

Academic Accreditation
Other

Is there individual therapy?
N/A

Number of individual therapy hours student receives on a difficult week?
0

Number of individual therapy hours student receives on typical week?
0

Percentage of licensed therapists?
N/A

Therapist average case load
0

Percentage of full time therapists who have a private practice outside a program?
N/A

Does the Clinical Director carry a case load?
N/A

Is there group therapy?
No

Average number of hours per week facilitated by licensed therapist
0

Average number of hours per week of group processing? (i.e. run by staff, interns, grad students, etc.)
0

Average number of formal family therapy hours per week (not social calls to teen)
0

Is Skype accessible for family therapy?
N/A

Are there Additional Professionals? (Select all that apply)
N/A

Are there Medical rule outs
N/A

Possible Medical Rule Outs
N/A

Is there a minimum BMI
N/A

Can Program accept insulin-dependent diabetics
N/A

Psychiatrist
N/A

Percentage of students on meds at enrollment
N/A

If psychiatrist is available to students, what percentage of students change meds?
N/A

Types of Therapy Offered
N/A

Does the program have a level/phase system?
N/A

If yes, are phases/levels tied to privileges?
N/A

Does program have a milieu-driven residential model? (Staff are trained in model)
N/A

If yes — select all that apply
N/A

Integrated Wellness
N/A

Does program use time out rooms?
N/A

Line staff to student ratio during awake hours
1:3

Does program run background checks on all staff?
Yes

Is there an educational requirement for staff?
Yes

If Yes, what is it?
N/A

Average number of hours staff are trained before their first shift
0

Are night staff awake or asleep
N/A

What percentage of the line staff are full time employees?
N/A

Grades Served
N/A

Average student to teacher ratio
1:0

Teaching/Classroom
N/A

Is the program able to implement IEP’s
N/A

Can Program handle a student who is more than two grade level’s behind in reading?
N/A

Academic Calendar
N/A

Can program support a student to complete a GED?
N/A

Can program support a student who wants vocational training?
N/A

Does the school have AP Classes or the ability to give or take a student to the AP Test?
N/A

Does the academic program have the ability to provide ACT or SAT Tutoring (on or off site)?
N/A

Does program have transition services for students?
N/A

If Yes, select all options that apply to your program
N/A

Are there additional fees that apply to transitional options?
N/A

Percentage of families that participate in various transition programming?
N/A

Scheduled or rolling admissions?
Rolling admissions

Is there an enrollment fee/outfitting fee/payment in advance?
Yes

If applicable, is the last month’s fees due at enrollment?
No

Cost per month/workshop/programming (in USD)
N/A

Percentage of clients who return home, or to a more traditional setting (like transitions to college or gap year, boarding school, etc.)
> 50%

Does a student have to sign themself into the program?
Yes

Link to Weekly or Daily Schedule
http://onwardtransitions.com/whats-different/schedule/

For licensed programs, but state or under 18, please select Incidents required to be reported to the state:
Other

What is the typical amount of time a family should expect before hearing about an major incident?
2

What is the average number of clients you see per year?
24

Professional Associations/Affiliations
Young Adult Transition Association (YATA)

Payment Type
Private | Self Pay

Has the program previously been part of an evidence-based study?
No

Is the program presently part of an evidence-based study?
No

Link to the study that the organization is part of
N/A

Type of Family Therapy/Work Offered
Flexible length of call with therapist per week
Parents Visit as Needed

Family involvement
HIGH: Family Expected on weekly calls (or more) & to attend all family workshops (weekly , monthly or quarterly)

Who completes the psychological evaluation?
Contracted separately by family/client

Minimum length of stay
365

Does the student receive a neuropsychological evaluation?
No

Type Of Programming For Students
Academic & life skill Focus
Academic, functional living skills, life skills and social skills focused
Clinically-driven programming (addresses individual life, living, social and academic needs)

Typical Student
ADHD/ADD
Mood Deregulation &/or Anxiety

Minimum IQ
100

Interview Requirements for Applicants
Day Visit

Additional Therapy
Other

Therapist Case Load at Peak Season
> 8

Percentage of licensed therapists?
> 50%

Average number of days/week therapist is in the field
4

Number of Individual Sessions with Therapist
1

Integrated Wellness Support
Art
Breathing Techniques/Breath Work
Meditation
Yoga

Do clinical assistants work with lead therapists?
Yes

Percentage of full time therapists who have a private practice outside of wilderness?
> 50%

Do any of the therapists operate more than one group at peak season?
Yes

What percentage of participants receive psychological evaluations?
> 50%

Does program receive a fee for evaluation or referral?
No

Additional levels of care offered by facility
Independent Living

Types of eating disorder care provided
N/A

Specialized Programming
N/A

Is program focused on full recovery?
No

Computer Access
Hardwired Computers
Students have Laptops
Students have Laptops and unlimited Internet Access
Access to Internet turned off nightly

Cell Phones
N/A

Academic Options
Career Assessment

School Name (if applicable)
N/A

School Website (if applicable)
N/A