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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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Residential Aftercare Programs for Young Adults

Posted by Dragonfly Transitions

The transition from teenage years to young adulthood are years of vulnerability and change. Emerging adults struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, technology abuse, or lack of motivation are highly susceptible to the effects of their environment, and that’s why wilderness therapy and residential treatment programs can be so beneficial. Time spent in…

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Adventures in Yellowstone and Glacier National Park

Posted by Sara Arredondo

Adventure based trips provide Dragonfly students with the opportunity to develop self-confidence, connect with community, and experience things they may have never tried otherwise. These experiences then translate into exploring new interests, connections, and success in other areas of life such as school, work, and developing healthy peer relationships. Recently, several Dragonfly students returned from…

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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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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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Family Workshop – October 2017

October 26 @ 9:00 am - October 27 @ 9:00 pm
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Thanksgiving

November 23

Dragonfly hosts a Thanksgiving Dinner at the Dragonfly community center. Students and staff participate in decorating and in preparing side dishes to share. It’s a fun time to share holiday traditions and many prepare their favorite dish from home. We encourage students to remain at Dragonfly over the Thanksgiving weekend, and families are welcome to join…

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Academic Fall Term Finished

December 8
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Portland, Oregon Student Trip

December 12 - December 17

The annual trip to Portland focuses on service to those in need, as well as highlights the unique cultural activities that Portland has to offer. This trip presents the students with an opportunity to get to know the city, take part in cultural experiences, and broaden their horizons. Many of our students come from cities…

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Student Vacation/Home Visit

December 17 @ 8:00 am - December 27 @ 5:00 pm

Students vacation on neutral ground, return home, or if not yet ready will remain at Dragonfly at the Homestead. All students depart from the Portland airport (PDX) on the morning of December 17th and return to the Medford (MFR) before 9 pm on December 27th. Families will work on home contracts and logistics with their…

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Snowboard/Ski Trip (Optional)

December 30, 2017 - January 3, 2018

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 8, 2018
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Saturday Snowboard/Ski Trips (Optional)

January 13, 2018 @ 8:00 am - March 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Winter Snowboard/Ski Trips (Optional). As soon as the weather cooperates and we get snow, Dragonfly offers the opportunity to ski or snowboard each weekend at Mt. Shasta Ski Park. These trips are a great opportunity for students to get out and participate in healthy outdoor activity throughout the winter. To be eligible to attend, each student…

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Family Workshop – February 2018

February 23, 2018 @ 9:00 am - February 24, 2018 @ 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 Friday at 9:00 am and finishes on Saturday after dinner….

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Academic Winter Term Finished

March 23, 2018
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Spring Break Trips

March 25, 2018 - March 29, 2018

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 Prep Day

March 30, 2018

School Prep Day will be a shorter version of the September Prep Day and prepare students for the upcoming college term with a tour of the OIT campus and presentations by staff and students.

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Academic Spring Term Begins

April 2, 2018
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Upper Phase Trip

May 26, 2018 - May 28, 2018

Memorial Day Weekend. The Upper Phase Trip is designed to acknowledge upper phase students in their growth in Dragonfly, their personal processes, and offer an opportunity for them to get away from the day-to-day.

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Academic Spring Term Finished

June 15, 2018
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Family Workshop – June 2018

June 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - June 23, 2018 @ 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 Friday at 9:00 am and finishes on Saturday after dinner….

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