Transitional housing in Red Bluff CA is one of the best opportunities available to foster youth who are aging out of the system. Unfortunately, too many miss out on the chance to utilize this program, often because they simply don’t understand how it works or even that it is available. This post will present the basics so any foster youth who is approaching their 18th birthday can make the right decisions for their needs. 

It’s Never Too Early

For foster youth who are gradually heading toward their 18th birthday, it’s a great idea to start thinking about using Transitional Housing in Red Bluff CA. Arriving at that 18th birthday without a plan for what will come next is a recipe for potential trouble in many ways. In fact, foster youth can start to apply for the Transitional Housing Placement Program as young as 16, so it’s possible to get a head start on making the move toward adult living. It’s tempting to believe that you can do it all on your own after aging out of the system, but trying to do it alone can be dangerous and risky. There is no need to take such a risk when the system exists to deliver the kinds of help that will be critical in getting your feet on the ground. 

A Range of Ages

Many foster youth don’t understand that Transitional Housing in Red Bluff CA is actually available for individuals across a range of eight years – from 16 all the way up to 24. There are certain requirements that need to be met, including the restriction that 21 – 24-year-olds need to have been in the Transitional Housing Program + Foster Care previously. Getting into the transitional program early on will make it easier to use more services, and will make it more likely that at the end of the stay in this program, you’ll successfully transition into independent living. 

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: March 14, 2024

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