It’s easy for adults to think that they are solely responsible for their own success. After living as an adult for many years, and overcoming some of the challenges that come along with adult life, it’s easy to forget about all the help that was required to get to that point. In reality, few – if any – adults are completely responsible for their own success. More likely, there have been important people along the way lending a hand and building a platform that can support future growth. Foster children don’t have the same kind of support as kids with a stable family life, so THP in Sutter County can become an important resource to help these young people get started.
What is THP?
THP stands for Transitional Housing Program, and it is exactly as it sounds. THP in Sutter County offers housing options for foster children who are getting close to, or have passed, their 18th birthday. An ongoing problem for the foster system is the rate of homelessness experienced by former foster youth once they turn 18. Going out onto the streets alone and without support is a recipe for a bad outcome – so THP in Sutter County can help write a better story.
A Critical Phase
It’s these first years after turning 18 that are so important in giving foster youth the opportunity to build a stable adult life. Without a place to live, that young person will have almost no chance to secure employment, pursue education, or take other steps that are needed to progress as an adult. THP in Sutter County doesn’t solve all the problems that will be faced by young people in this situation, but it’s a big step in the right direction. With a place to call home, the former foster youth will have the time and space they need to think about what should come next.
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