For a young person, the rules and restrictions surrounding all aspects of foster care can be rather intimidating. In fact, there are plenty of adults who are confused by the system, so struggling to understand this process is something that goes beyond just children. Fortunately, if you are thinking about pursuing transitional housing, the THP requirements Yolo County has in place are relatively simple and easy to understand. If you do need any help understanding the process, or if you have a question that you need to be answered, simply reach out to Children First FFA for guidance.
Two Main Points
As you review the THP requirements Yolo County uses for this program, there are two main points that you should consider right from the start. First, you will need to be between 18-21 years of age to qualify for the program. Also, it’s necessary that you have ‘aged out’ of foster care, meaning you turned 18 while in the program. If you meet those two eligibility requirements, it would be worth your time and effort to pursue more information about this beneficial opportunity.
Why Pursue Transitional Housing?
It’s tempting to think that you can do everything on your own. This is particularly true for a former foster child who has been through so much at such a young age. However, the real world is unforgiving, and getting some help along the way can make a big difference. As long as you meet the THP requirements Yolo County uses, you should strongly consider applying for the program. If you are able to secure a place to live through this program, you will have one of the big challenges of living on your own figured out. From there, you can take some time to seek the right employment or educational opportunities to start building your own life.
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