Transitional Youth Housing provides up to two years of stable housing, intensive case management, access to education, connections to community resources, behavioral health services, job readiness training and job placement for up to 10 young people. Youth participate in activities leading to becoming self-sufficient members of the community.
BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAM
The Transitional Youth Housing program fills an important and often overlooked service. Emancipated foster youth are highly susceptible to falling into poverty, homelessness and/or mental illness. We believe it is important to give them room to grow into themselves, offering support where they need it, but not simply providing a handout. Occupants begin paying subsidized rent within three months of finding employment and/or continuing their education. The ultimate goal of the program is to provide support for gaining independence and self-sufficiency.