Now is the Time: Healthy Transitions
Funded in part by the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals through a five-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, RI Healthy Transitions is for youth and young adults, ages 16-25 who are experiencing problems with moods, thoughts, and behaviors. Youth and young adults living in the following areas may be screened for eligibility: Woonsocket, Lincoln, Cumberland, Burriville, North Smithfield, Warwick, West Warwick, Coventry, East Greenwich, and West Greenwich.
The RI Healthy Transitions program offers access to clinicians, a wraparound case manager, nurse, psychiatrist, substance abuse specialist, and employment education specialist who work as a team to assist participants with meeting personal goals for improving mental health and making successful transitions to adulthood. Youth and young adults will receive help with housing, employment, education, care and support for an average of two years, medication treatment (if mutually decided by participant and doctor) and interviews every six months to monitor progress.
Participants will be connected to their service providers but will also connect to other participants in the program. The program is held in an open and transparent environment and participants will create their own personalized treatment plan with the help of the team.
For more information about the Healthy Transitions program, please contact: Community Care Alliance at 401-235-7181
Thrive Behavioral Healthcare at 401-691-6000
Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals at 401-462-0421.
A Young Adult's Guide to RI's Behavioral Health System
This Guidebook provides a roadmap to help 14 – 25 year old's in navigating the sometimes complex system of behavioral healthcare services. There are many resources listed to guide you, should you need them. "Take Charge of Your Behavioral Health: A Guide for Transition Aged Youth (TAY) in Rhode Island", recently revised August 2019, was created for youth and young adults with a great deal of community input. Each page was designed to stand alone so, for example, if you need information on Substance Use Disorders, you would simply print out page 15 and 16. The 24-page combined English/Spanish Guidebook are available in hard copy free of charge. For more information, contact Denise Achin at 401-462-0421 Denise.Achin@bhddh.ri.gov