Empowering Transition-Age Foster Youth for Successful Adulthood through Transitional Housing Support
Navigating the journey of transitioning out of foster care can be a daunting experience, filled with uncertainty and the risk of challenges like homelessness, unemployment, and poverty. However, with the presence of supportive adults to provide guidance and the opportunity to develop essential life skills, foster youth can establish the groundwork for a successful future, particularly when offered the stability and resources available through transitional housing programs.
Transitional housing provides a safe and stable environment where foster youth can focus on personal growth and acquire the skills they need for independence. In transitional housing, they have the chance to access mentorship, educational and career development, and assistance in maintaining stable housing, ultimately empowering them to transition into adulthood with confidence and resilience.
Creating a Purposeful Path that Leads to Independence
Foster youth are confronted with heightened vulnerabilities such as homelessness, unemployment, and poverty. In Hanna’s TAY Program, each young adult is connected with experienced and caring staff who provide guidance in education, employment, and life skills. Together, they chart a path to success, leveraging the resilience of these young adults to enhance their education, employment prospects, and overall life skills.
OUR PROGRAMS Our Staff
Residential staff come from social work, education, and clinical fields, bringing expertise and real-world insights to working with participants in all of our programs.
Transitional Housing Program (THP-M)
YOUTH AGES 16-18
The THP-M program is designed for youth aged 16-18 to assist in support of a successful emancipation by providing a safe environment while learning skills that can promote self-sufficiency. The program offers a dorm-like environment where trained staff members reside on-site to provide supervision and assistance.
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Transitional Housing Program Non-Minor Dependent (THP-NMD)
YOUTH AGES 18 - 21
This program is designed specifically for youth aged 18-21 who have chosen to extend their placement in foster care as non-minor dependents. The program is centered around an Independent Living Plan that includes career guidance, educational opportunities, researching affordable housing, and accessing medical and mental health services.
Living quarters for all programs are supervised and safe, providing a supportive environment for youth who are ready for more self-sufficiency and independence. Participants can enter directly from a familybased foster care setting, probation, or congregate care.
The programs also provide individual, family, and group therapy, as well as rehabilitation and to ensure that each individual’s unique needs are met.
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FEMALES AGED 18-21
This THP-NMD Program is located in a three-bedroom home right off Hanna Center’s campus and is intended for participants who identify as females who are pregnant and/or have young children.