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Transitional Living Services of Northern New York (TLS) is a private not-for-profit agency which was incorporated in 1977 to establish residential services for individuals in need of psychiatric, rehabilitative support who were unable to live independently in the community.

Since 1977 our agency has expanded and now provides services to children, adolescents and adults. TLS’ primary goal is to assist people to live in the least restrictive setting possible. This goal is accomplished through varying levels of support.

Everything the agency does should focus on providing excellent care – the best available and always getting better. Excellent care can only be provided by caring, compassionate, trusting, respectful, and hopeful people. TLS wants its staff to be people with these qualities and wants to be an organization that fosters these qualities.

The care such people deliver will be:

  • Person-Centered
  • Strength based
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Individualized
  • Evidence based
  • Empowering
  • Caring/Compassionate
  • Respectful/Dignified
  • Responsive
  • Hopeful


Compassionate people, providing dignified person-centered services that promote wellness and recovery while empowering people to achieve their goals, hopes, and dreams in a community of mutual support.


Maximizing independence through wellness


Teamwork, Empowerment, Compassion, Respect, Integrity, Partnership, Trust, Fairness, Honesty