In the world of foster care, there are plenty of different programs and acronyms to keep track of – and for those who don’t work daily in this space, it can all be a little bit confusing. One of those that you may be wondering about is THP, which stands for Transitional Housing Program. For example, there is a Transitional Housing Program in Shasta County, as well as many other locations around the state. With this post, we’d like to offer a basic introduction to what THP is and why it is so important for young people who are at risk.
A Valuable Opportunity
One of the most difficult times for a foster child is when that child nears adulthood and will need to go out on their own to find a path in the world. This is a challenge even for young people with supportive, stable families, and it’s made dramatically harder for foster children without that advantage. The Transitional Housing Program in Shasta County aims to bridge the gap to adulthood by offering resources like daily living skills education, self-esteem building services, housing resources, and much more. Offering as much useful, practical information as possible to young people at this point in life will help them create a plan that can keep them off the streets and on the right path.
Determining Eligibility for Transitional Housing Program in Shasta County
To take advantage of the resources offered in the Transitional Housing Program in Shasta County, a young person will have to meet some specific criteria. As a starting point, those aged between 18 – 21 are eligible, and must have aged out of foster care (turned 18 while in foster care). Working with a qualified THP coordinator is the best way to get involved in this program and learn more about eligibility and what can be gained by taking part.
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