South Central Human Service Center in Jamestown is expanding outreach services and redesigning transitional living service to better meet the needs of the area, according to the North Dakota Department of Human Services.

South Central Human Service Center is partnering with Progress Inc. to consolidate two transitional living facilities in Jamestown into a single facility.

Currently, South Central Human Service Center operates a 12-bed transitional living facility called Cottage Lane. Progress will discontinue operating its Bridgepoint Transition Living Home and assume operations of the Cottage Lane facility as a 15-bed transitional living home.

Dan Cramer, director of South Central Human Service Center, said the agencies are working to minimize the impact on clients and team members. Five Bridgepoint residents will soon be transitioned to the Cottage Lane site, and a couple of Cottage Lane residents will be transitioning into a basic care setting to meet their emerging medical and personal care support needs.

Seven full-time and three temporary state employees currently working at Cottage Lane will be reassigned by South Central Human Service Center to its main office in Jamestown to provide outreach-based services to area residents.

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“The Progress Inc. team does a great job of providing psychosocial rehabilitation and skill development services and support. They have helped many individuals transition from residential care to live successfully in the community,” Cramer said.