Transitional Housing Program Plus

Transitional Housing Program Plus

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.

THP-Plus Eligibility

  • THP-Plus eligible youth are young adults who have emancipated from foster care and are 18 through 24 years old, and are pursuing the county-approved goals they have developed in the Transitional Independent Living Plan (TILP).
  • Participation in the THP-Plus is subject to county participation in the program, the availability of safe and affordable housing and the availability of program providers.
  • The maximum time for THP-Plus participation is 24 cumulative months.

Once accepted into the program, a host home or apartment rental unit is provided. In addition, TLC provides basic furniture and household appliances along with miscellaneous furnishin