Situated in the Pine Hills neighborhood of Atlanta, Skyland Trail is a nonprofit treatment facility that provides transitional living and independence coaching. Clients come to Skyland from around the world for its renowned treatment of substance abuse and co-occurring mental illnesses including major depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder and schizophrenia. Founded in 1989, Joint Commission-Accredited Skyland believes that treatment is a two-way commitment and asks that clients take responsibility for their own progress.
Accommodations and Amenities
Skyland’s transitional living is a large apartment building located near the main campus where much of the programming takes place. There are beautifully-manicured gardens in front of the apartments with plenty of benches, a fountain and a large outdoor patio for relaxing or socializing. Clients are responsible for keeping the property clean and maintaining the gardens. The building has 13 two-bedroom suites for a total of 26 residents. Residents share a suite with a roommate but have a private bedroom. Each unit is equipped with two bedrooms, a shared bathroom and living room with nice furnishings and a TV. In addition, there is a small kitchenette area with a refrigerator, stove and oven.
The facility boasts plenty of amenities, including a spacious common area with a wraparound couch, flat screen TV, funky artwork and a billiard table. There is a laundromat in the building and a recently renovated community kitchen and dining room. The program encourages shared meals though it is not a requirement. Residents are responsible for preparing their own meals.
Rules and Regulations
Many of the residents are in one of the outpatient stages of care whether it be a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) or outpatient DBT. As residents of transitional living are provided with only moderate support from Skyland staff, clients must qualify to be admitted. Those with substance use disorders or a need for extensive structure and support will likely be referred to outside sober living facilities.
Residents of transitional housing are automatically enrolled in the independence coaching program. Independence coaches are similar to case managers in that they assist with practical matters like paying bills, scheduling and finding community resources while also making sure residents are properly taking medications. The client and independence coach work together to create a personalized independence plan to meet their specific needs. This plan can include visits every week, three times a week or even five times a week. Clients can continue with independence coaching even after they leave the transitional living community, as long as they maintain a residence within the service area.
In addition to independence coaching and outpatient services, residents can enroll in other Skyland programs. Many clients take part in the vocation services, a training program for building life and career skills.
Most residents participate in the LEAP program that provides opportunities for socializing through a variety of outlets like book clubs, art and music, recreational and wellness activities as well as outings to concerts, sporting events and museums.
Skyland offers an alumni program that helps individuals stay connected after completion of the program. Activities include weekend retreats and community service projects as well as social opportunities.
Skyland Trail is a nonprofit treatment facility that offers transitional living for clients struggling with mental illnesses and co-occurring disorders. Clients live in an upscale apartment building on the Skyland campus and are responsible for the general upkeep of both the building and the maintenance of the gardens. While most clients in transitional living are participating in outpatient treatment, every client has routine visits with an independence coach that assists with medication management, goal setting and case management services. For clients seeking a safe, welcoming transitional living situation, Skyland Trail is a great resource.
1961 N Druid Hills Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
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