Click on the link above to access free mental health first aid programs.
Thank You, Quincy Service League!
Transitions was recently awarded a $500 grant from the Quincy Service League. This grant will purchase an IPAD Pro for the students at the Transitions School. This large screen IPAD will assist our students who have visual impairments. Thank you, Quincy Service League!
For the 20th consecutive year, Transitions is sponsoring a child abuse prevention campaign in Adams County. Again this year, the pinwheel will be used as a symbol for this initiative to increase awareness of the importance of nurturing children.
Transitions kicked off its Child Abuse Prevention campaign on March 31st. Mayor Kyle Moore proclaimed April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, Children from Cheerful Home performed for the crowd, and blue ribbons were tied to city and county vehicles after a balloon launch ended the event.
All this month, visit Transitions’ Facebook page to read daily parenting tips. “Like” Transitions’ page and “share” the tips for a chance to win a gift card to Going Bonkers. (See our Facebook page for details.)
Transitions Named The Winner!
Transitions is delighted to be named the winner of the KHQA Vervocity Interactive Give Away. Staff from Vervocity Interactive came to Transitions on February 14th to make this announcement. Vervocity Interactive will work with Transitions on development of a new website and in enhancing the agency’s presence on social media. Thank you to Eric Thomas, CEO of Vervocity Interactive … KHQA … and to everyone who voted for Transitions!
Diaper Funds Donated By Local Church For Nine Years Running
The Quincy Unitarian Church (1479 Hampshire) has, once again, recognized the ongoing need in our community to provide diapers to struggling families with infants and toddlers. Since 2007, the congregation has held a special collection during their Christmas Eve candlelight service. Over nine years, they have generously donated a total of $3,516. The donations have been used to provide diapers to dozens of families each year. Over the span of the nine years, the program estimates that nearly 9,000 diapers have been distributed to over 220 families. WOW!
Our Infant and Toddler staff and families wholeheartedly thank the Quincy Unitarian Church for continuing to support the families in our community.
For more information, or if you know a family in need, contact Jennifer Harvey at 217) 223-0413.
Adams County Mental Health Court
Transitions is pleased to be a part of the development of a Mental Health Court in Adams County. As announced recently by Adams County State’s Attorney, Gary Farha, planning for a mental health court in Adams County is underway. When operational, this problem-solving court will work with persons who have a mental illness and who have committed a non-violent crime. The mental health court will bring the judicial system and mental health system together to assist the individual and address the root cause of their offending behaviors. Such a problem-solving court should reduce the likelihood of re-offending, reduce the burden on the judicial system, and improve the quality of life for those served by the court and their families.