The Transition House Inc. was started by Thomas Griffin in 1993 in St. Cloud, Florida as a halfway house providing substance abuse treatment and transitional housing for men. During the first years, we built our reputation for assisting homeless men with alcohol or drug abuse diagnoses, and prepared our clients for their return to society as productive and self-sustaining members of the community.
The Transition House was selected by the Veterans Administration as a partner to begin assisting the growing number of homeless male veterans that were living on the streets of Central Florida. Recognized for the outstanding service provided to our clients, we continue to be a contracted VA program serving veterans on their road to recovery and integration back into society.
Recognizing that behavioral health should be available to everyone, we opened The Outpatient Center in 2013, offering services for children aged 7 and up, adolescents and adults. Our highly qualified practitioners include a psychiatrist, a physician, licensed mental health counselors and certified addiction professionals. We provide individual and group therapy sessions, psychiatric medication management and medically supervised Suboxone™ therapy for opioid dependence.
Continuing to provide services to the Central Florida homeless community, The Transition House, Inc., has opened the first Permanent Supportive Housing program in Osceola County. Built in partnership with the Osceola County Human Services Department, Victory Village provides one, two or three bedroom apartments and Targeted Case Management from our staff.
As a contractor to the Florida Department of Corrections in Kissimmee, Florida, we operate our two-phased program. Educational opportunities, skills development and job placement assistance, in conjunction with behavioral health and substance abuse treatment, give these offenders the ability to rejoin their community and families upon completion of their sentence and reduce the recidivism rate for re-offending.