The California Department of Social Services gathered information on emancipating foster/probation youth housing issues. The report, "The Report on the Housing Needs of Emancipated Foster/Probation Youth," indicated that 65 percent of the 4,355 youth who emancipated from foster care during the 2000-2001 ﬁscal years were in need of safe and aﬀordable housing. Legislation was passed to provide assistance with housing.
The THP-Plus is a transitional housing placement opportunity for young adults, aged 18-24, who have emancipated from the child welfare system. The goal of the program is to provide a safe living environment and life skills to achieve self-suﬃciency. Currently, TLC is certiﬁed to work with 15 young adults, ages 18-24 years, in Sonoma County.
Support services include regular visits to participants’ residences, educational guidance, employment counseling and assistance reaching emancipation goals.