BHH - Youth Transition Program

Woodfords’ Behavioral Health Homes for Children's Transition Program provides coordinated, comprehensive service and supports to provide continuity of care to the family during their child’s transition into adult living. The Transition Program focuses on vocational opportunities, guardianship, social security application, continued education, community supports, and eligibility determination for adult services, in addition to regular Behavioral Health Home Services. Visit the Behavioral Health Homes for Children page to learn more about the general program.

This specialty program, so critical when youth transition to adult services, helps families to develop the skills and knowledge to complete the following transition-specific objectives:

  • Coordinate and participate in regular transition and IEP meetings
  • Gather information and make decisions regarding guardianship
  • Apply for adult service eligibility
  • Apply for Social Security and MaineCare at age 18
  • Gain information regarding adult crisis services
  • Register for Selective Service as appropriate
  • Coordinate the development of pre-employment and employment skills, and utilize assistance of job coaching as appropriate
  • Research special needs trust funds
  • Explore housing options
  • Work toward greater community inclusion/integration
  • Explore community and community support services

In order to support continuity of care for consumers, Woodfords also provides community case management services for eligible adults. Visit the Case Management Program for Adults.

Eligibility
  • Youth transition age – typically 16 years or older
  • Youth with MaineCare or MaineCare Katie Beckett
  • Youth with a developmental disability, intellectual disability or mental health diagnosis
Counties Woodfords Currently Serves
  • Cumberland
  • York
Referrals

Referrals can be made by parents, physicians or other service providers.

Pathways to Transition Series

The Pathways to Transition Series is a free workshop for parents and professionals working with transition-age youth. Offered three times per year, each workshop focuses on one area of transition planning and features a regional expert on the topic. Click here to learn more about our upcoming workshops on February 28, 2018!

FMI CONTACT

Whitney Smith
Senior BHH Coordinator for Transition
(207) 878-9663, x 4126

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"My BHH Case Manager has been very helpful navigating the transition to adulthood" – Parent