Our Mission

To help people with mental disabilities discover and achieve their hopes and dreams for a meaningful life in the community.

Our Vision

Transforming communities through the contributions of the people we serve.

Our Story

Learn how TSI got started and see what has been accomplished during the past 40 years since its humble beginnings.

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PSH Program Video

TSI Dedicated EmployeesView a video of people served by TSI in the Permanent Supportive Housing Program. This pilot project begun in 06/2007 was developed as part of Allegheny County's Office of Behavioral Health plan for Housing As Home.

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Accreditation

CARF Accreditation

Transitional Servies, Inc. is accredted for the following programs:

  • Community Housing: Psychosocial Rehabilitation (Adults)
  • Supported Living: Psychosocial Rehabilitation (Adults)
  • Community Services: Community Housing
  • Community Services: Supported Living

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Our Partners

TSI is privileged to be affiliated with these leaders of the behavioral health field:

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About Transitional Services (TSI)

About TSITSI embraces a person-centered approach to ser­vice delivery. Using the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Approach and Everyday Lives Philosophy, staff assists individuals with the identification of personal strengths, skill building and empowerment. The goal of these efforts is to enable the individual to achieve role recovery—that is, defining and resuming life on their terms. The development of natural supports is also an important focus.

With more than 130 dedicated and caring employees who are committed to supporting individuals with disabilities, TSI believes that its employees are its greatest asset.

Our Core Values

  • Integrity - doing the right thing, at the right time, for the right reason
  • Teamwork - focusing on the goal over the role
  • Communication - the interaction that fuels action and promotes growth
  • Customer Service - "Doing Whatever It Takes!"

Our Guiding Principles

  • Never forget why we do what we do
  • Be willing to take risks
  • Admit mistakes and grow from them
  • Enhance teamwork through clear, open and honest communication
  • Be servant-hearted in attitude and actions
  • Constantly seek to promote people’s rights
  • Honor, value, and respect others
  • Lead by example
  • Discover what is important to our customers
  • Keep all promises

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History of Transitional Services, Inc. (TSI)

OJ "Bud" Royer, TSI's Founder and President

OJ "Bud" Royer, TSI's Founder and President

In 1963, the United Mental Health Services conducted a study revealing a critical need for housing and supports for individuals with mental disabilities leaving state facilities. Out of this study, TSI emerged as a one of its kind demonstration project. In June 1966, in cooperation with the United Mental Health Services and Mayview State Hospital, TSI began to assist these individuals to transition into the community.

Initially funded through grants from organizations including the Maurice Falk Medical Fund and the Richard King Mellon Charitable Trust, TSI soon became incorporated as a non-profit organization. On April 7, 1969, grant funding was replaced with funding from the Offices of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, and additional funding followed in the 1980s from Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Royer - TSI's first building

Royer - TSI's First Building

While TSI initially began to serve individuals with mental health diagnoses, it quickly branched out to include meeting the needs of individuals with mental retardation. Proudly, TSI became nationally recognized as one of the first programs of its kind to serve an entire metropolitan area. Through the years, TSI has continued to evolve and intensify in its commitment to provide mental health and mental retardation services. In an effort to continue quality services and address an ever changing environment, TSI has established a Long Range Strategic Plan to promote its continued growth and development.

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TSI - "Our Story"

Learn how TSI got started and see what has been accomplished during the past 40 years since its humble beginnings.

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