Threshold Mothers Project Transitional Living Program (TLP)

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About This Program

Target Population: Young adult mothers with mental health needs and their children

For children/adolescents ages: 17 – 23

Brief Description

The Thresholds Mothers Project Transitional Living Program (TLP) provides comprehensive services for 17-23 year-old pregnant/parenting young women with mental health challenges referred by child welfare, juvenile justice, or homelessness. The TLP includes 24-hour staffed residences where young mothers and their children live together, and receive support and guidance at the moments when it is most needed. Additionally, residents receive case management, individual and group therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills training, psychiatry, Parent Education, Supported Employment and Education services, and access to the Early Learning Center.

By utilizing the Transition to Independence Process (TIP) Model and other practices as the program’s foundation, the Mothers Project and all Thresholds Youth & Young Adult Services focus heavily on creative engagement strategies, enhancing competencies, facilitating self-discovery, and utilizing a team approach driven by the young person’s preferences for goal planning to help those who have been hardest to reach.

Program Goals:

The goals of the Thresholds Mothers Project Transitional Living Program (TLP) are:

  • Assist young mothers in the child welfare system with mental health needs to transition successfully to adulthood
  • Equip young mothers with the parenting skills to raise healthy children and reduce intergenerational involvement of child welfare
  • Facilitate permanency and wellness for young mothers, including transition to sustainable housing, ongoing mental/physical health services, employment, education, relationships, and parenting

Contact Information

Candy Malina, LICSW
Agency/Affiliation: Thresholds
Phone: (773) 572-5449

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: June 2016

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: June 2018

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: June 2016