Parents' Foundation for Transitional Living

A transitional residential facility for adults with mental illness in New Haven, Connecticut.

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Parents’ Foundation for Transitional Living provides three levels of transitional living and long-term care for adults with mental illness. We offer a supportive, homelike setting that allows our residents to live as independently as possible.

Program types:  Group residential, Apartment-based Location:  New Haven, CT Environment:  Single and shared rooms in a homelike urban setting Number of residents:  30 Gender:  All Ages:  18+
Services include:
24-hour per day residential support Medication monitoring Individual case management A robust in-house recovery and enrichment program Coordination with community treatment providers

A Welcoming Home for Adults with Mental Illness

Located near Yale University in the city of New Haven, Connecticut, Parents’ Foundation for Transitional Living offers a welcoming home for adults who have a mental illness. We provide a supportive setting that allows our residents to manage their illnesses so they can live  productive lives in the community while enjoying as much independence as possible. Parents’ Foundation offers residents a safe, comfortable home-like setting with 24 hour-a-day staffing, case management, medication monitoring, skill building, and recreational activities.

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A Focus on Rebuilding Life in the Community

Residents at Parents’ Foundation are adults age 18 and older who have psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective, bipolar disorder, severe anxiety, and depression. We are not a treatment program, but a mental health residential living program focused on our residents rebuilding their lives in the community.

All of our residents receive their psychiatric care from providers in the community. Residents and their treatment providers determine the level of care  that is appropriate for their mental health needs. New Haven offers a broad variety of psychiatric treatment options including psychiatrists, psychologists and licensed therapists, intensive outpatient programs, and cutting-edge research programs. The case managers and residential staff at Parents’ Foundation work closely with the resident, the family, and treatment providers to support each resident’s participation in treatment.

Three Levels of Supported Residential Living

At Parents’ Foundation, residents have the ability to transition to greater levels of independence and responsibility. Residents start at our Residential Living Center, which offers the highest level of supervision and support. As they progress, they have the option to move to supervised apartments within the residence.  Some residents may then transition to their own apartments within the community and still receive support services at Parents’ Foundation.

Many Choices for Mental Health Recovery and Enrichment

Residents at Parents’ Foundation participate in our Recovery and Enrichment Program. Designed specifically for adults with psychiatric issues, the program offers independent skill building, recreational, and pre-vocational activities. New Haven, a beautiful New England city, provides our residents with a wealth of community resources and activities. Many are within walking distance or accessible by public transportation. These include:

  • Courses at local colleges
  • Community volunteering opportunities
  • Local employment
  • A psychosocial rehab clubhouse model program
  • Shopping, theaters, museums, sporting events, coffee shops and restaurants
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Who is Right for Parents’ Foundation Living?

In order to reside at Parents’ Foundation, adults who are 18 years or older with mental illness must be able to:

  • Live safely in our building
  • Live safely in a busy urban setting
  • Live cooperatively with other residents
  • Practice basic hygiene skills
  • Willingly participate in groups and activities
  • Follow program rules
  • Work cooperatively with medical and psychiatric treatment providers
  • Comply with providers’ psychiatric and physical care recommendations

Parents’ Foundation is not the right setting for anyone who:

  • Has been abusing substances
  • Is suicidal
  • Is harmful to themselves or others
  • Is destructive of property
  • Finds it difficult to limit their time on electronic devices

Application Process and Cost Information

Parents’ Foundation welcomes individuals with mental illness, their family members, and their treatment providers to come for a visit. Those individuals who wish to come to Parents’ Foundation must complete an application and an interview process.

For individuals who do not need a residential treatment setting, Parents’ Foundation may be a more affordable option. We are private pay with fees in our Residential Living Center ranging from $5200 to $5500 per month, depending upon single or shared room.

We do not get state or federal funds or insurance reimbursement, and we are not a Medicaid or Medicare provider.

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