There is no doubt about the value of the transitional housing program in Sutter County. After all, it’s critical that young people aging out of the foster system have somewhere safe to land, and this program offers just that. However, those young people need to understand how the programs work and how to get involved before it’s too late. The information below is a step in that direction. 

It’s Essential to Take Action

The transitional housing program in Sutter County is there to help young people who are leaving the foster system, yet it is not taken advantage of by as many individuals in this position as it could be. The first step toward navigating this system is simply to take action – submit an application for the relevant program for your age, or reach out to an agency like Children First to get assistance directly. There are people who are willing and able to help provide direction and assistance, but only when given the opportunity. If you take a moment to understand the available programs and what criteria apply to each, it will quickly become clear what opportunities are available to you and how those opportunities could help you carve out a path in life. 

Seeking Education and Skills

While the foster care system is very supportive, the “real world” tends to care only for what people have to contribute in terms of their knowledge and skills. So, a big part of the time spent in the transitional housing program in Sutter County should be focused on acquiring the kinds of skills that will make you valuable to businesses and organizations for the rest of your adult life. Once the initial steps have been navigated and you are in the program, you can then leverage the available services to pick up skills and start to see where your future might head. 

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

Published: February 29, 2024

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