Community Transition Program

The Queen's Behavioral Health’s Community Transition Program addresses a wide spectrum of functional needs resulting from mental illness, trauma, and substance abuse. We provide services for patients recovering from a severe mental illness who may also have a secondary substance abuse diagnosis. The goal of this program is to restore and promote an individual’s ability to function in their community roles and daily living activities.

Patients who are able to handle an intensive array of therapy and psycho-educational classes would benefit most from this short-term treatment in order to return to their optimal functioning level. Special emphasis is placed on building a supportive network with community resources, as well as work readiness.

Our services are built on evidence-based practice and recovery. The structure of treatment encompasses a variety of treatment types including:

  • Cognitive behavior therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Other process-oriented therapies targeting illness management

Transportation to and from the program site may be provided, as clinically indicated. Lunches are available to clients with Adult Mental Health Division funding through the State of Hawaii.


“My experience with Queen’s Day Treatment program has been an excellent one. I learned many coping skills to deal with my major depression. I never wanted this illness, but Queen’s Day Treatment program has helped make major depression more tolerable. The staff have been very supportive and sincere to me. If someone with mental illness wishes to receive help from Queen’s Day Treatment program I would certainly recommend it.”

- Client from Community Transition Program


“At first, I didn’t want to come to treatment, but I’m glad I did. It helped me get my life back on track and taught me about my mental illness. Day Treatment has given me the proper tools I need to cope with daily life.”

- Client from Community Transition Program


“Being a part of the program was very helpful to me. For years before I struggled with mental health symptoms. The lessons of the program gave me useful tools and insights to cope with. I suggest the treatment program to anybody looking for the extra support.”

- Client from the Community Transition Program