THP+FC Program

What is it?
Guiding Our Youth’s Transitional Housing Program + Foster Care (THP+FC) program is a foster care placement option for Non-Minor Dependents, age 18 and up to age 21, who are pursuing county-approved goals utilizing the Department developed TILP.

How will it help me?
The goal of the program is to provide a safe living environment and teach the life skills necessary to achieve self-sufficiency. The purpose of THP+FC is to assist youth who have voluntarily chosen to remain in foster care after the age of 18 as they move from dependency to self-sufficiency by providing them with safe housing and supportive services. GOY’s THP+FC will provide safe housing for Non-Minor Dependents (NMDs) and assistance in developing the skills needed for transitioning to independent living.

Where will I live?
Guiding Our Youth’s (GOY) program will utilize the remote-site model. Our units will consist of 2 and/or 3 bedroom fully-furnished apartments where the youth lives independently and where GOY staff do not live in the same building. Our program provides supervised housing and supportive services that will include regular contact with one of our assigned social workers. Our program thus helps the youth gain a level of independence in a supervised setting with the support of a team of professional staff.

How will I pay my rent?
Rent is on a graduated payment schedule, and GOY will waive the first two month’s of rent until the youth is settled in and employed. After 60-days, the youth’s percentage of the rent will start from 30% to eventually 100 % over the course of 2 years. Youth are expected to use the first two months to work on solidifying employment with the help of their assigned GOY social worker.

How will I eat?
GOY will provide each youth with a monthly food voucher starting at $200 a month for the first 4 month, after which the amount of the voucher decreases on a graduated scale, on a 4-month cycle.

GOY will also assist the youth to apply and access all available public benefit programs and community resources such as: Medi-Cal, TANF, Cal-Fresh, SSI, WIC, and Public Transit immediately upon admission into our program to assure that additional benefits are in place to assist with the transition from foster care.

For youth who are interested and need more info, please call Shatony Sargeant at (562) 965-9201.

If you want more information on the eligibility criteria for our THP+FC program and the application process, please complete the form below and we will get back to you to schedule an appointment.

THP+FC Program - Contact Form :