Transitional Living Program
(For Those in Need)
To talk to someone about TLP, contact the HOST shelter at (503) 588-5825.
The Transitional Living Program, or TLP, is a component of the HOST Youth and Family Program, and is designed for youth ages 16 through 24 who are unable to reunite with family, and for whom no other structured living environment exists. TLP is a long term self sufficiency program that is designed and offers, emancipated adolescents and young adults, self-sufficiency skills training and support to gain the life skills necessary to maintain independent living.
Clients reside in the TLP housing units adjacent to the HOST shelter from 3 to 21 months depending on their circumstances and need. While a client of TLP, they have access to educational resources, individual and group counseling, life skills training, and interpersonal skills building activities.
Although youth in this program sometimes transition directly from the shelter environment, they may also access this program directly.
Youth are required to participate in volunteer activities that benefit the community, and they must be looking for work and engaged in school, whether to graduate, complete their GED, or start college. The program helps youth to identify their goals for the future and develop a plan that will allow them to reach those goals. Youth learn how to prepare for and find employment, pay bills, cook, and other skills that help them maintain stability and prevent future homelessness.
If you are interested in helping Northwest Human Services and the Transitional Living Program expand services to more runaway and homeless youth, please see our "How You Can Help" page.