About Us

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Our Mission

Dragonfly Transitions serves young adults in three locations in Southern Oregon. The variety of locations allows for a continuum of care and a range of support. Students pursue educational, vocational, therapeutic, social, and recreational life goals. Dragonfly offers opportunities for hands-on experience in a supportive environment where students can flourish.

Three Distinct Campuses

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Dragonfly Transitions has three locations in Southern Oregon – Klamath Falls, Ashland, and The Homestead. Part of the admissions process is to explore with the student, the family, and referring professional which site is the most appropriate to start.

All Campus Guided Tour

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Klamath Falls

The Klamath campus is the largest of the three-sites. There are four residential homes, an academic center, a community center, and a coffee shop and deli. A Leap of Taste provides a unique experience to learn job skills in a supportive and instructive environment. Klamath Falls is large enough that there is a variety of academic and vocation options. It is a manageable community in which students are able to focus inward on their therapeutic journey. In addition, it provides a great community setting to apply and practice the skills learned in the program.

The Homestead

This campus offers a “softer” landing for students coming from wilderness or other residential settings. The Homestead can house up to 8 men and sits on 30 acres. Students move through the day as a group and engage in a range of activities from groups, to animal care, to working in the greenhouse or selling produce at farmer’s market.

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Ashland

The Ashland campus can house up to 12 students and is a co-ed campus. Ashland is located just 70-miles from Klamath Falls. It is a vibrant and unique community offering a variety of experiences from performing, visual, and culinary arts, to education, wellness, and outdoor recreation. Ashland is home to the Oregon Shakespeare festival.

Klamath Falls and Ashland have a variety of vocational and educational options. Students are able to transition between campuses during their stay and this is based on therapeutic, vocational, and academic interest.

"The balance of freedom and structure that Dragonfly has provided my daughter has enabled her to make his own choices within a constructive framework and to develop some additional maturity."

- Dragonfly Parent

Who Joins the Dragonfly Transitions Family?

Each Dragonfly Transitions student has a unique background and personality. Typically, they are young men and women between the ages of 18 and 25.

Many have fallen off the average developmental curve due to drug and alcohol use, over the use of technology, a mood disorder, learning differences, identity issues, body image issues, family breakup, significant loss, and/or trauma.

Typical Student Goals Include:

  • An inability to set and achieve even modest goals
  • An inability to stay focused and motivated
  • Difficulty building and maintaining healthy relationships
  • A poor track record with gaining or sustaining employment
  • Ongoing failure in managing school and basic daily commitments
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  • Deteriorating personal hygiene, grooming, and concern about their appearance
  • Constant moodiness, irritability, isolation, unpredictability
  • Self-destructive, self-defeating, self-harming behaviors
  • Anger, defensiveness, and avoidance in response to feedback about any of the above observations or other concerns about their well-being and future

Friends and Family Often Observe:

  • Understanding and controlling self-destructive and/or
    self-defeating behaviors
  • Gaining further understanding and control of their mood disorder
  • “Stepping down” from a therapeutic wilderness program or other
    residential programs
  • Finding and following purpose, meaning, and direction
  • “Trying on” new social and life coping skills
  • Adapting to a new and stronger sense of self
  • Overcoming painful anxiety, shyness, isolation, and/or phobias
  • Finding ways to be at peace with unresolved family issues or life events
  • Establishing healthy boundaries and expectations with family, friends,
    and co-workers

Dragonfly helps students challenge these behavioral patterns, get to the root of the challenge, and adapt to the challenges of independent adult life.