The Transition House

The Transition House


Founded in 1993, The Transition House provides a range of services for individuals struggling with substance abuse and behavioral, mental, health conditions. It offers residential care, outpatient counseling, permanent supportive living facilities, and re-entry programs. It collaborates with the Department of Corrections (DOC) for some programs and contracts with the VA to assist veterans. Services are provided from various locations in central Florida, including St. Cloud, Kissimmee, and Longwood.


The Transition House offers strengths-based treatment that aims to empower its clients. It operates both gender-separate and co-ed residential facilities. The Men’s Residential Program, based in St. Cloud, offers short- and long-term treatment, consisting of 12-step facilitation, individual and group counseling, psychoeducation, case management, and help with job seeking, including employment skills groups.

The Women’s Residential Program is a partial hospitalization program (PHP)/intensive outpatient program (IOP), with room and board. Treatment includes individual and group therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) groups, and relapse prevention training, as well as art therapy and relaxation techniques. Specially focused offerings includebattered women’s recovery groups, parenting classes, and sessions on distress tolerance and interpersonal skills.

The Starke Residential Program offers priority admissions to veterans and is the only offering of its kind through The Transition House that serves both males and females.

Outpatient counseling services are provided through the TTHI Counseling Center, founded in 2013. This facility can treat substance abuse, dual diagnosis, and a wide range of other conditions, including depression, anxiety, and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Care includes psychiatric evaluations, individual, group, and family therapy, medication management, and educational classes about substance abuse. It also offers medication assisted treatment (MAT) for substance abuse with Vivitrol and Suboxone.

Residents of the permanent supportive housing unit may access life skills and employment services, substance abuse treatment services, mental health services, educational services, and case management, as needed.


Staff includes a licensed psychiatrist, trained physician, psychologist, licensed mental health counselors, and certified addiction professionals. The individual polled by to date gave The Transition House four out of five stars for the level of staff experience and training.


Website photos of the women’s residence show a family-style home with shared bedrooms, communal areas, and a patio. Victory Village, the permanent supportive housing complex, is operated in partnership with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). It is a 20-unit apartment complex for very-low/low-income families, with easy access to shops and public transport. The individual polled by to date gave the organization the top five stars for its accommodations and meals and four stars for cleanliness.


At the time of this writing, secondary review sites yielded mixed feedback, with an average of 3.7 out of five stars based on 17 reviews on Facebook, where the organization can manage its own page [1], an average of 2.8 out of five stars based on four reviews on Google [2], and a one-star rating on Yelp [3].

Positive reviewers described being treated well and moving forward in their recovery at The Transition House: “I checked in here on Feburary 3, 2015 and I cannot be more pleased with the reception I received. This recovery house (there is no doubt this a recovery house as well as a transition house) took me in, treated me with dignity and respect, and left me alone to discover how I would adjust,” Philip wrote in a representative review on Facebook; however, one reviewer referred to a house manager as “abusive,” and others described the facilities as “decrepit” and a “flop house.”


The loved one polled by to date gave very positive feedback. “They take on a no nonsense approach… the directer/owner really cares about peoples recovery,” the anonymous reviewer wrote, giving The Transition House perfect five out of five stars for its overall effectiveness, four stars for family participation and treatment for co-occurring disorders, and three stars for counseling options.


The Transition House accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and TriCare, as well as all major private insurances, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Magellan, PsychCare, and United Healthcare. TTHI Counseling Center provides free treatment for opioid abuse to uninsured/under-insured clients.


Reviews about The Transition House

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  • they take on a no nonsense approach. You are free to leave at anytime if you so desire. They do recommend a person to stay a year. sometimes it would be a little crowded. the directer/owner really cares about peoples recovery.