Welcome to Parents’ Foundation for Transitional Living

Thank you for your interest in Parents’ Foundation for Transitional Living. Whether you are here to learn more about a new home for you, a loved one or client, have an interest in joining our staff or would like to support our mission, we are happy you are here. Parents’ Foundation for Transitional Living, located in New Haven, Connecticut, is home to 27 residents, living with psychiatric conditions, who are dedicated to building skills and gaining back independence in order to live happy and fulfilling lives. We also provide case management and medication monitoring services to clients living independently, providing a safety net and support network needed to continue building healthy habits and confidence.

Our mission is to provide transitional, long term, permanent and supportive housing for persons with chronic psychiatric conditions; promote greater understanding of mental health conditions and to provide educational opportunities for mental health professionals. We take this to heart in all that we do each day and strive to meet the needs of all residents and program participants through a customized approach to case management, goal planning and skill development. No two people are alike which is why each member of our program community is cared for as an individual, with their own needs and goals at the center of every plan.

I invite you to explore our site and learn more about our service model and how we can best support you and your needs. It is our hope that you will find just what you are looking for and reach out with your follow up questions, an application for admission, or perhaps a professional partnership.


Jennifer Fournier, JD
Executive Director

Supporting Mental Health Recovery >

“Miracle workers. Empathy and compassion mixed with true care for the individuals they care for. Patience for their residents and the families who care about them. Absolutely amazing organization.”

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Our Services

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are some of the common diagnoses for PFTL residents?

We most commonly serve residents facing psychiatric conditions including but not limited to, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders, mood disorders such as bipolar and borderline personality disorder, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, and general anxiety disorder. We also provide support for substance abuse recovery (not active substance use) and medically stable eating disorders.

2. Do you provide detoxification oversight and support for active substance abuse?

In order to provide residents with the best chance for success when acclimating to a new home, we require all residents be sober for at least one year prior to moving in. We also require that residents maintain their sobriety while they are living here.

3. Does your program accept insurance?

Parents’ Foundation is private pay, with Residential Living Center fees ranging from $6,750 to $7,500, depending on the type of room available. We do not get state or federal funds or insurance reimbursement, and we are not a Medicaid or Medicare provider. However, residents may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) through the Department of Social Services that can go toward resident fees.

4. How long are residents expected to stay?

In order to afford our residents the best chance for success, we look for a commitment of at least six months; however, each resident stay varies based on needs, progress, and goals. Some residents stay for a year, and some have stayed with us for as long as twenty-five years. We are committed to working with our residents to follow a timeline that they are comfortable with and will provide them with the greatest opportunity to reach their goals.