One of the early programs of the Mary Lee Foundation, the Transitional Living Program, was designed to get adults with learning disabilities out of institutions and living as independently as possible in the community.  It quickly became a successful alternative to institutionalization and although its purpose has changed slightly over the years, it still provides short and long-term care for adults with disabilities.

The Transitional Living Program is perfect for individuals who have a diagnosis of a mental health disorder, traumatic brain injury, low IQ or other disability.  There are 9 beds in the facility, some with a roommate to help share housing costs.  The program offers case management, nursing care, supervision and reminders for hygiene and chores, medication management, prepared meals, assistance with medical appointments, transportation, leisure activities and more!

Kris came to live with us at the Mary Lee Foundation when she was 25.  She has been with us for 29 years now!  Kris loves the friendly atmosphere and that her apartment is close to the bus route so that she can get around Austin on her own.  She has a roommate that she really likes.

Kris works for a janitorial service in Austin that the Mary Lee Foundation provides transportation to.  She is thankful of the staff that help her with her medicine, and schedule and bring her to her doctor’s appointments.  The support she receives from the Mary Lee Foundation has allowed her to be part of the South Austin community for almost 3 decades.

If you would like more information about the Transitional Living Program, please call (512) 442-6077.