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Dragonfly Transitions supports young adults on a journey of personal exploration, health, and independence. Growth and change happen through connection, community, and experience. Dragonfly is designed with progressive phases, college and vocational options, recreation, therapeutic support, and a variety of living environments located in southern Oregon.

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Life on the Homestead

Posted by Yvette Slagle

By: Melissa Geise & Kendra Schaffer – Homestead Mentors  The Homestead in Klamath Falls offers students a softer transition and is a great way to shift from the wilderness to Dragonfly.  Students have an opportunity to learn more about gardening, cooking, and caring for the farm and animals.  We recently asked two of our farm mentors to…

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Getting Creative in the Greenhouse

Posted by Yvette Slagle

The Dragonfly Homestead is a thirty-acre ranch outside Klamath Falls that offers a break from life in town and provides young adults an opportunity to be more engaged in farm work where they can immerse themselves in gardening, work on maintenance projects, cook healthy meals, attend group therapy, and develop relationships with their peers and…

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Our program

Therapeutic Services

The therapeutic milieu of Dragonfly is hands on, up close and personal. There are abundant opportunities to create an individualized therapeutic experience for students both inside and outside of a traditional session.

Students participate in individual and group therapy as well as family therapy during conference calls and family workshops. Psychiatric evaluations, medication management, and other services are provided to students as needed by Dr. Chad Brown. Students meet with staff mentors once per week and mentors are available everyday to support the structure of Dragonfly.

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Academics

Most Dragonfly students have had difficulty developing or consistently executing the skills necessary to live a healthy, balanced, and successful life in college and beyond.

All students are encouraged to complete high school and continue their education at the post-secondary level — even if this is only to experience a few classes and learn what is required in terms of time management, study skills and self-discipline necessary to succeed educationally.

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Vocation

We believe work is a great way for students to develop and explore new skills, learn to live a balanced life, and practice personal responsibility.

Dragonfly provides support for students who wish to work throughout their stay. Staff provide guidance through exploring interests and resume and interview workshops. Dragonfly Transitions provides structured vocational training through its cafe, A Leap of Taste.

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Health, Fitness & Recreation

Our students are required to join the local gym where they have access to a personal trainer who helps them set and attain reasonable fitness goals. Gym trips take place every morning, Monday through Friday, and occasionally on weekends if there is demand.

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Trips & Adventures

At Dragonfly, students take weekend day trips
 to try new things. On breaks from school, mentors coordinate travel to nearby destinations. These trips can be cultural excursions to places like San Francisco or to natural wonders like the Cascade Mountains.

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Ashland

Students on the Ashland campus have demonstrated readiness and motivation to continue their growth and development with increased independence. Students typically start in Klamath Falls and have the option to transition to Ashland as they progress through the program.

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The Homestead

While enjoying a smaller community, students at our young adult transitions program can immerse themselves in the gardening schedule, work on maintenance projects, cook, attend group therapy, and develop relationships with their peers and the Dragonfly team.

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Mychal Rushwald Foundation

Aerie Acre is a non-profit farm and garden project located at The Dragonfly Homestead and made possible by the generosity of The Mychal Rushwald Foundation. We believe in local sustainable agriculture and grow fruits and vegetables using organic methods to improve our own diets and to contribute to the overall health of Klamath County.

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A Leap of Taste

In February 2010, Mona and Glenn took ownership of A Leap of Taste to further the mission of Dragonfly. A Leap of Taste is a friendly environment for young adults in Dragonfly Transitions to acquire job skills, learn social responsibility, and build relationships within the Klamath Falls community.

A Leap of Taste employees are a mix of local Klamath Falls residents as well as students from Dragonfly Transitions. Throughout the week, local musicians and sometimes Dragonfly students perform live music. The café also hosts an occasional Open Mic Night.

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Family Involvement

Dragonfly Transitions offers therapeutic services to facilitate change and healing in all family members who choose to participate. We have seen first-hand the power of family involvement in a student’s therapy. Families more willing to delve into therapy alongside their loved one can nurture more effective and lasting change.

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Our son graduated from Dragonfly in June after completing all four Phases.  The maturity, self-confidence and balance he now possesses is going to be a lifelong blessing for him.  He...
Glenn and Mona, Thank you for all that you have done for me. These past 13 months have helped me so much and just by talking to people that are...
Many thanks for you and your team helping our son find himself and all the positive attributes he naturally possess, giving him the life skills needed to love himself, mature,...
I wanted to thank you for your efforts with my son. He has grown tremendously over the past 13 ½ months and I think that the structure and support that...
I was terrified to change. I was terrified to grow up. And yet, choosing Dragonfly was the best decision of my life.
My daughter came home for the break, and I can say that it was the best week we’ve had with her in the past 5 years. Her stay at Dragonfly...
You can have confidence that Dragonfly, Mona, and Glenn will do what they say, and do it well.
Dragonfly took wonderful care of our daughter and nurtured her, and continue to do so at a difficult time in her life.
We are thrilled that our son is in the care of such skilled and compassionate people who are able to relate to him and bring out positive energy from him.
From his first interaction with Dragonfly my son said he felt he was being treated like a person, not a problem to be solved. The intake process was thorough, professional,...

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Student Vacation/Home Visit

December 16 @ 8:00 am - December 26 @ 5:00 pm

Students vacation on neutral ground, return home, or if not yet ready will remain at Dragonfly. All students depart from the Portland airport (PDX) on the morning of December 16th and return to the Medford (MFR) before 9 pm on December 26th. Families will work on home contracts and logistics with their Dragonfly therapist.

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Snowboard/Ski Trip (Optional)

December 30, 2018 - January 3, 2019

Snowboard/Ski Trip (Optional) The New Year can be a difficult time for our students when they miss home, their friends, and some of the unhealthy activities from the past. It is important to the Dragonfly team that we offer a safe and fun experience over the New Year holiday. This is a unique chance for us…

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New Year’s Celebration

December 31

For students who do not go on the ski trip, Dragonfly will host a New Year’s Eve dinner and activities for students to ring in 2018 in a controlled, but fun environment.

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Academic Winter Term Starts

January 7, 2019
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Family Workshop – February 2019

February 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am - March 1, 2019 @ 9:00 pm

Dragonfly Transitions believes that the process of change needs to occur within the entire family system. Our workshops provide an opportunity for face-to-face interaction and for families to gain a greater depth of understanding of their child, Dragonfly, and the therapeutic process.  Family Workshop starts on Thursday at 9:00 am and finishes on Friday after dinner….

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Academic Winter Term Finished

March 22, 2019
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Spring Break Trips

March 25, 2019 - March 29, 2019

Spring Break conjures images of partying teenagers and twenty somethings on beaches and boats with drink in hand. While spring break is a welcome reprieve from school and the responsibilities that come along with it, and a much looked forward to time of year for most college students, for some it leads to poor decision…

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Academic Spring Term Begins

April 1, 2019
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Memorial Day Weekend Trips (Optional)

May 24, 2019 - May 27, 2019

This trip is designed for students who want to spend more time outdoors camping and surrounded by peers who are equally invested the process of the trip. This trip will take place from Saturday morning to Monday afternoon, giving the groups a couple of days to explore some of the local Oregon scenery. The trip…

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Academic Spring Term Finished

June 14, 2019
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Family Workshop – June 2019

June 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am - June 21, 2019 @ 9:00 pm

Dragonfly Transitions believes that the process of change needs to occur within the entire family system. Our workshops provide an opportunity for face-to-face interaction and for families to gain a greater depth of understanding of their child, Dragonfly, and the therapeutic process.  Family Workshop starts on Thursday at 9:00 am and finishes on Friday after dinner….

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Family Workshop – October 2019

October 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am - October 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Dragonfly Transitions believes that the process of change needs to occur within the entire family system. Our workshops provide an opportunity for face-to-face interaction and for families to gain a greater depth of understanding of their child, Dragonfly, and the therapeutic process. Family Workshop starts in the morning on Thursday at 9:00 am and finishes on…

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