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Transitional Housing Program for Homeless Young Adults (THP)

Scientific Rating:
Not able to be Rated
See scale of 1-5
Child Welfare System Relevance Level:
See descriptions of 3 levels

About This Program

The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. Transitional Housing Program for Homeless Young Adults (THP) has been reviewed by the CEBC in the area of: Youth Transitioning Into Adulthood Programs, but lacks the necessary research evidence to be given a Scientific Rating.

Target Population: Emancipated foster and probation youth between the ages of 18-21 who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. The program is designed to allow teen parents and their child(ren) to participate.

For children/adolescents ages: 18 – 21

Brief Description

THP, developed by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), is a 12-18 month program. The program provides housing (including payment of rent and utilities), life-skills training, employment assistance, educational assistance, food vouchers, transportation resources, and case management supportive services. THP requires the participants not attending school to work full-time. Youth that elect to attend school can work part-time or full-time. The participant must contribute 50% of their earnings to be deposited into a trust fund account that is returned to them with interest upon exiting the program. The housing is provided in scattered sites throughout the county. The participants live in one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments with one participant per room.

Program Goals:

The program representative did not provide information about the program’s goals.

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Contact Information

Agency/Affiliation: Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services
Website: dcfs.co.la.ca.us
Phone: (213) 351-0118
Fax: (213) 637-0024

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: June 2012

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: September 2006

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: September 2006