Transition Aged Youth Services

Our Career Transition Specialists help prepare clients for life after high school.

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Staff and Volunteers host a half day seminar for job seekers.

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Jim Musgrave met with our youth recently to discuss financial planning for the future.

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Our Career Transition Specialists help prepare clients for life after high school.

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Are You Eligible?
  • Do you have a mental health diagnosis (ie depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia)?  If no, you are not eligible for our services, but may qualify for DDA supports.
  • Are you between the ages of 16 and 23?  If no, you may qualify for our adult programs.  Learn more about our full array of services here.
  • Do you want to work?  If no, you may be interested in our community support program.  Learn more here.
Please see our FAQ for more information and questions regarding the programs.

The Transition Age Youth (TAY) programs help young adults with mental health concerns reach their goals.

  • Both programs support young adults as they transition to independence and adulthood. 

  • Both programs focus on identifying and taking action steps toward individualized employment, education, and career exploration goals. 

  • Both programs are funded through the state of Maryland Public Behavioral Health System (PBHS) and the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), with no direct cost to you. 


The Career Transition Program (CTP) is a short-term Supported Employment program helping graduating high school seniors, and second semester juniors. 


The Career Academic Psych-rehab Service (CAPS) program is a long-term Supported Employment and Psychiatric Rehabilitation program for young adults 18-25 years old.


As it relates to helping people choose, find and keep a job, we provide assistance and support in the following areas:



  • Identify strengths, skills, interests, experiences, preferences, and support needs as they relate to work

  • Understand how to follow a career path, i.e. how entry level jobs (ones you can get now), training, and education programs can help you move towards your dream job and achieving long-term goals

  • Learn and meet people working within industries of interest to you

  • Build networking skills



  • Work with you to seek permanent, competitive jobs that suit your skills and preferences

  • Identify transportation options to and from work

  • Share information about disclosing a disability to an employer or potential employer; understand risks & benefits

  • Preparing and submitting resumes, applications, cover letters, and online assessments

  • Learning and practicing interview skills



  • Ensure job acquisition, support in starting a job (training, orientation, dress-code)

  • On the job coaching and support

  • Build the skills you need to maintain your job

  • Manage symptoms and stressors at work

  • Learn to communicate with supervisors and coworkers

  • Support is ongoing and continuous



  • Help connecting with the right schools, programs and education resources based on personal interests and goals

  • Assistance with college or vocational education development, college registration, financial aid

  • Organization and study skills, linkages to supports, identify volunteer opportunities

  • How to access and utilize accommodations and support services

  • Ensure maintaining success in school

  • Help with exiting High School; obtaining diploma or GED



  • Organization and time management skills

  • Stress reduction

  • Symptom management

  • Collaboration and connection with supports



  • Keep open, clear communication between you and the important people in your life

  • Assist with resource connection and managing benefits

  • Understand how work impacts public benefit programs

  • Ensure mental health treatment and supports are in place