Giving allows me to touch the lives of people I don’t even know, but whose lives I would like to help improve.”

~ L. Stanley Chauvin, Jr.


Many of us have seen a child who lacks the love and support of a caring adult … we have seen an elderly person who is lonely and isolated … we have seen a friend who is struggling with the loss of a loved one … we have seen a young person who has a developmental disability struggle to learn a task that comes easily to his or her peers. When we confront these situations, we want to reach out and help.

Your gift can make a difference in the life of a person who has a developmental disability or a mental health problem.

A gift to the Transitions Foundation helps ensure that when a child, an adult, or a senior citizen in our community needs mental health care or a rehabilitation service, that affordable, community-based services will be there for them.

How Gifts to Transitions are Used

Gifts to the Transitions Foundation are used to ….

  • Support programs and services so that people, regardless of income have access to mental health treatment
  • Meet emerging needs in our community
  • Purchase equipment and capital items used in the delivery of our services
  • Make capital improvements to agency property

Gifts to the Transitions Foundation may be given to support the agency’s general operations or most pressing needs (unrestricted), or may be restricted for a specific purpose. Donors may direct their gifts for a specific purpose by designating their gifts to:

  • help children who have a severe developmental disabilitySturhahn Julie Logo
  • help infants and toddlers who have, or are at risk for delays in development
  • help people who have a serious mental illness live successfully in our community
  • help people who cannot afford mental health treatment receive these needed services by giving to the Julie Sturhahn Barry Mental Health Assistance Fund
  • help people with disabilities learn work skills and independent living skills
  • help people with disabilities enjoy leisure and recreational activities in the community
  • help people with disabilities who are residing in Transitions’ group homes and apartments
  • help operate and develop Camp Sacajawea
  • help with capital needs/projects
  • help grow the Transitions Endowment Fund

We deeply appreciate gifts in any amount

Read more about types of gifts and how to give.

Read about current needs.

Read about giving your time and talents through volunteerism.