The Transitional Living Program (TLP) helps youths ages 16-21 who are homeless make the transition to secure and healthy living situations. TLP is available to youths who cannot live at home and have no other safe living alternatives.
The program provides up to 22 months of financial assistance to help participants pay for rent, groceries, and other necessities while they transition to a self-sufficient life. TLP participants live in apartments or “host homes” and take part in life skills training, budgeting and financial planning sessions, and recreational activities. The Bureau’s TLP counselor also provides participants with emotional support and advocacy and connects them to area services such as job training, health care, counseling and education.
Upon enrolling in the program, young people meet with the TLP Program Coordinator to establish a personal plan that includes identifying short-term and long-term goals, specific weekly tasks that will help the participant attain goals, and the amount of support the youth needs from the TLP program in order to build more secure and independent lives.
For more information about TLP or to set up an appointment, contact Christina (Brown) Farnham at 229-9151 or cfarnham@wcysb-org.