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AboutTransitional Living Program
The Transitional Living program serves youth ages 16 to 21 who are involved with foster care, juvenile justice and mental health systems.
- Job training and placement
- Housing assistance
- Teaching financial literacy and money management skills
- Vocational training
- Financial assistance for college applications and fees
- Psychoeducational family groups to address generational patterns
- GED assistance
- Transportation to and from employment to assist with maintaining employment
- One-on-One intensive case management to link to community resources
- Parenting Classes
- Individual, family and group therapy
- Extensive career exploration with internships and mentoring
- Community-based services
- Crisis intervention services
- Comprehensive services to address all domains of the young adult’s life.
The Transitional Specialist are experienced, community-based Bachelor’s and Master’s level social workers that have a minimum of 4 face-to-face contact hours with each youth weekly to provide case management and assistance with the above mentioned services. In conjunction with the one-on-one services from the Transitional Specialist, the youth will engage in individual, group and family therapy as needed, extensive career exploration and vocational training classes, job readiness and hands on internships with local partnering businesses. Each youth has a minimum of 8 contact hours per week by professionals assisting them with reaching their identified goals related to independent living, education, career exploration, job training, mental health and self-sufficiency. Young adults can participate in the program for 6 to 12 months.
- Each participant will improve independence and become self-sufficient.
- Each participant will remain free from legal involvement.
- Each participant will gain and maintain employment and/or enroll in higher education.
- Each participant will gain job/vocational skills that will lead to stable and long-term employment.
- Each participant will be exposed to extensive career exploration and gain insight on career direction.
- Each participant will be exposed to opportunities outside of their community that will lead to alleviating counterproductive generational patterns.
- Each participant will learn about all community resources to support self-sufficiency in the areas of food, transportation, shelter, employment, health insurance and healthcare.
- Each participant and their family will gain insight on generational patterns and develop plans to change negative patterns.
- Each participant with become a productive, independent member of society.