Transitional-living for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective and other psychoses is available for clients who are progressing from 24 hour residential care to a more independent living environment.
Transitional-living is available for clients who are progressing from 24 hour residential care to a more independent living environment with minimal supervision. We provide:
A unique feature of our continuum of care allows clients to move to Transitional housing and if, for whatever reason, they need more support they can move back to Balsam House for stabilization and then move back to Transitional housing when ready.
Colorado Recovery has four furnished townhouses next door to each other in North Boulder. There are two house managers on-site every night. Each resident has his or her own bedroom, with a shared bathroom. The main living area includes a kitchen, living room and laundry facilities, basic cable and internet are all provided. Essential food supplies and other household necessities such as towels and linens are provided.
The house managers are there to provide oversight not treatment. They report any concerning behaviors to the Transitional Program Manager which is brought directly to the treatment team. House managers are trained to contact on-call clinical staff any time that a problem arises.
Transitional Living offers an opportunity of living in a household with some oversight. The Life Skills Coach is available Monday through Friday in the afternoon and evenings to support clients with basic living skills and household management skills. Residents will be encouraged to plan, shop and prepare a meal for the community, support with keeping the environment clean and tidy.
A weekly community meeting is scheduled each week to discuss any repair issues that may need attention. There is always a community meal prepared that follows the meeting and activity allowing open time to socialize with other residents.
Psychiatrists and mental health professional staff are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to respond to any questions or problems. House managers are trained to contact on-call clinical staff any time that a problem may arise.
Residents in the transitional living program will also be enrolled in an appropriate level of outpatient psychiatric treatment and rehabilitation, on the usual fee scale. Most clients in the transitional program are enrolled in intensive outpatient treatment.