Transitional Living Program - Resources & Links
Our Transitional Living program is designed for runaway and homeless youth ages faced with the reality of not having a safe and stable living situation to which they can return. These youth must learn to live independently before they have had time to develop the skills to do so. Often referred to as a “TLP,” the youth are supported to gain life skills necessary to maintain independent living. 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 allows youth to have 18-21 months at TLP to help them identify their goals for the future and develop a plan that will allow them to reach those goals.
Street Outreach is the newest component of the HOST Youth Program, and is designed to help youth living on the streets with the overall intent of linking them with support services. Outreach provides food, shelter, clothing and access to medical care. Our outreach staff go out into the community to connect with homeless youth. At the very core of the program is our staff develop relationships with youth. The youth can then engage in services, be assessed for need, and referred to appropriate resources.