The Transitions Young Adult Day Treatment Program, located in Walpole, Mass., is a specialized program that provides dedicated, comprehensive, and effective services for the unique needs of young adults with mental health issues, aged 18 to 28.
Our staff believe in recovery and support as we help each person meet the challenges of the recovery process. We engage each person with passion and optimism, and offer inspiration. Each person is directly involved in the development and implementation of his or her treatment plan. Treatment focuses on skills training, symptom management, independent living, healthy lifestyles, and vocational/educational planning
Transitions is a fun, structured, and supportive environment, which focuses on skill building and peer support. The program encourages clients to develop and achieve short-term and long-term goals in a safe and confidential space.
We are open Monday- Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. We accept MassHealth products and self-pay.
Since 2007, the Transitions program has helped many young adults develop healthy coping skills to enhance their daily lives.
The process usually takes one to two weeks from the time the referral form is received to when the person starts the program. Once you submit a referral form, we will contact you within three business days to set up a tour. During the tour, we will go over the schedule and answer any questions you may have about the program. If the program seems appropriate, we will schedule an intake to gather information. During that time, we will discuss start dates, which can vary depending on transportation and your schedule.
You can give the person our contact information listed on our homepage or under the Contact Us section
Either. You can refer yourself or have another provider refer you. However, if you are not your own legal guardian or the guardian of the person you are referring, we must be able to contact the person who is the guardian for consent.
Yes. However, we must be able to contact your legal guardian to obtain consent for treatment.
We accept all Mass Health products except Fallon. We also accept self-pay. Please contact us for the self-pay rate.
If you are in immediate danger, call 911. You can also call Riverside Emergency Services at (781) 769-8674 if you are feeling unsafe. We are not a crisis center. We will respond to inquiries within three business days.
It will vary. We can have as few as three members a day to as many as 15 members per day. On average, we have between six to 10 members per day.
The average length of stay varies depending on your goals. We have members who have stayed for a few months and others who have stayed for a few years. We do not have a minimum or a maximum amount of time you can stay.
We work with a variety of mental health diagnoses ranging from anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and depression to major mental illness. Additionally, we focus on supporting individuals who may also have a learning disability, cognitive impairments, or carry a diagnosis of Asperger disorder. Our program is designed to meet you where you are and help you develop coping skills to manage your symptoms. We also focus on psychoeducation and help you gain insight into your symptoms and strengths.
No. This is not a substance abuse program or dual diagnosis program. We do, however, work with members who are in recovery. We ask that they receive additional support for their substance abuse issues and be engaged in active therapy.
Yes. You can attend this program while you are in between the spring and fall semesters. We advise that you contact us in the middle of April to arrange a tour and intake.
Yes. We try to accommodate members’ work and school schedules. You can talk more specifically about your schedule with your case manager.
No. However, we do ask that you try all five days for a few weeks to see what groups best fit your needs. You can talk more specifically about your schedule with your case manager.
We offer a variety of groups that focus on skill building, symptom management, independent living, and social skills. For a sample of our group schedule, click here.
Every morning we start off with a Community Meeting. During that group, we talk about members’ moods, any support they may need, and goals they would like to work on for the day. From there, we have different groups that will address symptom management, social skills, independent living and coping skills. We have a Wrap-Up group every afternoon where members talk about and reflect upon their day and they progress they have made. For a sample of our group schedule, click here.
Members who have been most successful are the ones who participate in all groups, are open and eager to change, and consistently apply the skills that they learn into their daily lives.
We have another day treatment program at our facility called New Beginnings. This program is for individuals ages 29+. Click here for more information about this program or to make a referral.
Many of our group members are interested in starting or returning to school, getting a job, or engaging in volunteer opportunities. However, we also support our members by helping them to pursue goals that fit their individual needs. If you are interested in getting your driver’s license, improving your health, or are just not sure about your goals, we will work with you to help create and support your goals.
The Positive Transitions group on Wednesday afternoons is designed for members to work on their individual goals. During that time, you can apply for jobs, register for classes, make phone calls, or work on other goals you may have.
Yes. You will have a case worker who will check in with you weekly for about 15 minutes. This case worker does not replace an individual therapist.
We ask that you attended day treatment on all of your scheduled days, follow all of the group rules, and respect all of your peers, staff, and property. Group rules will be provided to you when you start the program.
Yes! In addition to our daily groups, we plan different outings throughout the year and attend vocational workshops in the area. In the past, we have taken field trips to the Museum of Science in Boston, the MIT Science Museum, and the Heritage Museum in Lexington. We also host a cookout every summer and throw a holiday party in the winter. We are located right next door to Planet Fitness and within a five-minute walk to the town center, which has restaurants, stores, parks, and the newly renovated Walpole library.
If you are experiencing more severe symptoms, we ask that you contact your case worker during our regular hours of operation, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. If they are not available, you can ask to get connected to another staff member. We will encourage you to try and find skills to help you cope with your symptoms. If this is not helpful, we may decide to call an ambulance to take you to the hospital where you can get more help. If you become unsafe to yourself, staff or other group members, we will call 911 immediately.
Depending on the type of Mass Health plan you have, you may be eligible for a PT1, which will provide transportation from your house to our program and back. We are also conveniently located off the Walpole Station commuter rail and within a five-minute walk from Bus Rt 34E. Visit www.mbta.com for schedules.
We serve the greater Boston area and surrounding towns, which includes South Shore, Black Stone Valley, Neponset, River Valley, Metrowest, etc. We have had members commute from Cape Cod, Framingham, and Jamaica Plain.
Lunch break is 1 hour and 15 minutes, and you are free to go into town or eat lunch onsite. We ask that you continue to follow all group rules and respect confidentiality. We also have a fridge, microwave, and vending machines available for you to heat up lunch or buy a snack.
We do not provide lunch at the program, except on days of cooking activities and special events. Downtown Walpole has a Subway, a few different pizza places, Jalapeños Mexican food, and a tavern for burgers, pasta, and wraps.
If you are your own legal guardian, you have the option of signing a release for us to be able to communicate with them. We believe in the team approach and being able to communicate with your providers and support system in order to offer you the best and most consistent care possible.
Everyone in our program signs a confidentiality agreement prior to entering the program. Information that you share in groups stays in groups. The rule is that Transition members should not gossip about other members or talk about their group discussions outside of groups. Staff members communicate regularly with each other so we can work together as a team to help you.
Yes. We believe in the team approach and being able to communicate with your providers and support system in order to offer you the best and most consistent care possible. We will arrange and attend team meetings when needed.
We offer outpatient therapy, psychiatry, and another day treatment program for clients ages 29+ at our facility. For more information regarding those services, please ask us about them during the tour/intake or call (508) 660-1510 and speak to the intake coordinator about a referral.