Community Transition Program


Director: Lawrence Thomas 480.226.0216

The goal of the Community Transition Program is to provide comprehensive supportive and stabilization services to participants who have the challenges that lead to the frequent re-occurrence of in-patient psychiatric hospitalizations. The Program aims to assist participants during the course of a 90 day period by coordinating stabilization efforts from the onset of their hospitalization through the transfer of care to their community-based clinical team. During this time Peer Transition Partners utilize interventions focused on evidence-based treatment, wellness and recovery, and person-centered supports to aid participants in achieving long-term community stability ultimately resulting in a reduction in hospital re-admissions.

The Program’s approach is centered on the collaboration among the individual, the hospital team, the community-based clinical team, Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care and the Community Transition Team, all of whom share the common goal of identifying and connecting participants to the natural and formal supports that lead to long-term community stabilization. The Program’s highly individualized and flexible approach is specifically designed to help persons who are considered chronically prone to psychiatric hospitalization develop the hope and resilience necessary to live meaningfully in the community of their choice.

Individuals who would like to become enrolled in this service need to be enrolled in the Regional Behavioral Health Authority in Maricopa County with an SMI determination, be at least 18 years of age and can either be Title 19 or Non-Title 19 eligible. Call today and see how we can assist you.

Hours of operation: Monday – Friday | 8am – 5pm
Extended hours in the evenings and weekends are available.
Location: 3737 N. 7th St. Phoenix, AZ 85014