Transitional Living

New Beginnings Transitional Living Component

New Beginnings offers a Transitional Living Program Component to the residential program.  The resident will complete Ansell Casey Testing to aid in making an individualized transitional living plan.  These results will indicate her strengths, weaknesses, and deficient areas that need to be addressed.  The Transitional Living Component also offers the resident the ability to obtain employment, attend public school and activities (if appropriate), and have additional counseling services that entail basic life skills with an adaptation to her Individual Service Plan to meet her discharge needs.

 

Male Transitional Living Programs Purpose

Pathways Transitional Living Program provides two (2) twelve (12) bed, privately owned transitional homes located in Oil City, Pennsylvania.  Its purpose is to provide comprehensive care in response to the individual needs of troubled youths and their families in close cooperation with other service providers.  The program accepts at-risk, male children between the ages of 16 and 21.  Each youth will spend a minimum of thirty (30) days in Pathways Residential Program prior to acceptance into the Transitional Living Program.

 

Case Maintenance

Every child assigned to Pathways Adolescent Center, Transitional Living Program, is assigned a Primary Care staff.  The Child Care Coordinator meets with the child, family, and referring agency within 30 days of admission to develop an Individualized Service Plan with specific short-term objectives and long-term goals.  Throughout the length of stay, the Child Care Coordinator functions as an advocate to the child, a liaison to the family, and a link to community referral teams and resources.

Specialized Group and Skill Components:

  • Basic Life Skills Groups
  • Transitional Living Modules
  • Drug and Alcohol Awareness/Education Groups
  • Community Service Projects
  • Court Ordered Community Service Completion
  • Restitution/Payment Plans/Personal Banking
  • Employment
  • Money Management Skills

The resident will complete Ansell Casey Testing to aid in making an individualized transitional living plan.  These results will indicate his strengths, weaknesses, and deficient areas that need to be addressed.  The Transitional Living Component also offers the resident the ability to obtain employment, become involved in community activities, and have additional counseling services that entail basic life skills with an adaptation to his Individual Service Plan to meet his discharge needs.

 

Upon a resident obtaining employment, assuming all restitution is paid in full:

  • Youth will place 25% of his weekly/biweekly paycheck into a checking account to be budgeted for outings, off-campus free time, etc.
  • Youth will place 75% of his weekly paycheck into a savings account.  These finances will be reserved for the youth to have upon discharge.

Transitional Living residents are also eligible for all specialized counseling services.