I am beyond excited to take the reins of this incredible agency and all of the support that I have received from the Board, the executive team and our staff has been nothing short of inspiring. I’m particularly fortunate to be surrounded by such a dedicated and talented team as we take this organization into the future.
You’re finally getting around to that New Year’s resolution that you made back in January to give back in your community, but aren’t quite sure where to start.
There are a lot of great organizations out there, but how do you pick where you should volunteer? You could turn to a step-by-step guide for choosing an agency like this one from Idealist.org or another list of suggestions from The Volunteer Family.
The Florida Safety Council’s DUI Division has named The Transition House, Inc. as their newest provider of essential services in support of safety in Central Florida starting March 1, 2015.
“We were excited to hear the news from the Florida Safety Council that we had been chosen as a provider,” said Thomas Griffin, CEO of The Transition House, Inc. “Through our counseling and treatment services at our Outpatient Center and our Intensive Outpatient (IOP) treatment programs, we are committed to assisting the Florida Safety Council to promote safety at home, on the roadways, in schools and in businesses.”
A transition house is often associated with a halfway house. And, that’s how we started back in 1993. We began as a traditional halfway house which provided substance abuse treatment and transitional housing for men. The purpose of the halfway house was to help those struggling with alcohol or drug abuse, and to help them become members of society.
However, through the years of growth, we have discovered that a transition house is more than a halfway house. A transition house does much more than provide substance abuse treatment for men. So, what is a transition house exactly?