For young people who have a stable home life, their parents play an important role in how they get started as adults. Even if they move out of the home sometime after they turn 18 – to go off to college or to take a job – their parents tend to continue to offer extensive support and guidance. That support might be financial, or it might just come in the form of advice and help to make good decisions. Foster youth who age out of the system don’t have that benefit, so the Transitional Housing Placement Program in Sutter County can step in and serve as a reasonable replacement.
A Well-Rounded Approach
The housing portion of the Transitional Housing Placement Program in Sutter County tends to get most of the attention when talking about this important initiative, but it’s about more than somewhere to live. That’s a vital piece, of course, but it’s not the end of the story. Young people entering the world after growing up in foster care need help in many areas beyond having a place to live – as important as that is. With the Transitional Housing Placement Program in Sutter County, the big picture is kept in focus and the goal is to equip these young people for everything they will encounter in life.
Support Takes Many Forms
Some of the many types of support that young people in this program can receive include guidance for educational decisions, learning how to seek employment, working toward emancipation goals, and more. Each youth will receive attention that is tailored to their needs and current living situation. While the support of this type of program doesn’t properly replace the support that would be received from a parent, it can help to bridge the gap and make sure the young person doesn’t need to work through this transitional period of life alone.
If you are eligible for the transitional housing program and interested in learning more, apply now. If you want to become a mentor for the young adults in the THP program, contact Children First Foster Family Agency.
Children First FFA is a private, non-profit organization in Northern California that is dedicated to helping change lives by providing a safe place for children to heal in a culture of love, acceptance, and consistency.
Author: Children First FFA