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Upward Transitions Case Manager Educational Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in social work or related field of study from an accredited college or university. 2 – 3 years experience in the social service field preferred. Basic Function: Work with individuals and families who are homeless or on the verge of becoming homeless to promote self-sufficiency. Reports to Community Outreach Program Director. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: • Working knowledge of principles and methods of interviewing. • Knowledge of social and economic issues […]

Upward Transitions names Ray Bitsche, Jr. as CEO

Upward Transitions Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Ray Bitsche, Jr. as chief executive officer. “All of us on the board are extremely happy,” said Wayne Barbour, board president of the 90 year-old nonprofit agency. “It is our hope that Ray can take Upward Transitions to the next level in serving our clients.” Bitsche brings 28 years of leadership in public service and nonprofit industries to Upward Transitions and was most recently CEO of Sunbeam Family […]

Our Mission

Upward Transitions serves those who are homeless and impoverished by providing case management and stabilizing resources to meet basic social needs. The ultimate goal is to assist individuals and families to reach their potential with the ability to support themselves and contribute back to their community.

Upward Transitions is committed to community development and advocacy for those who are poor and homeless.

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Who We Help

Every staff member at Upward Transitions, read the short letter, saw the check and smiled.  A donation and a simple, handwritten note expressing gratitude are enough to make any nonprofit employee’s day.  But this donation and this note were different.  They represented the final step in a journey that began nearly five years ago.

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There is a warmth to Glenda that seems to relax the very air around her.  She speaks in a slow, deliberate and thoughtful cadence.  But behind the kindness in her eyes is a fatigue, a tiredness that comes with being a single mother of four.

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I walked out of Upward Transitions feeling hopeful, blessed and, yes, loved. I’m beyond thankful to have met with them and to be assisted by Upward Transitions.

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When Alysha was struggling, she turned to Upward Transitions for help.

Thank goodness for Upward Transitions – I don’t know what I would have done without their help!

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