Transitional Living Program

The area’s only transitional living program, serving older homeless or at-risk youth who need help transitioning into adulthood, ages 16-21.

The TLP offers older adolescents the opportunity to live in an encouraging, supportive environment while they work toward their academic goals, achieve employment, develop their independent life skills, and cultivate healthy relationships with caring adults.

The TLP provides critical services to very low, low and moderate-income youth and families who have no other access to services when they experience difficulties. The target population for these services are runaway, homeless, and youth that have an absence of parental/guardian support.

Current CCYS programs work with youth and families in the 8 counties of the Big Bend area which include Leon, Wakulla, Franklin, Gadsden, Liberty, Jefferson, Madison, and Taylor counties.

The Transitional Living Program (TLP) will additionally serve these 8 counties by providing long term, coed residential services to at least 6 youth annually.

Our program consists of:

  • Developing an Individual Service Plan (ISP) for each resident
  • Instruction and encouragement with setting goals & developing strategies for personal growth
  • A semi structured environment that offers guidance and support while encouraging progress towards successful independent living.
  • Referrals for external services when appropriate (e.g. Medical/ dental care, legal help, intensive therapy services)

As there are no financial or insurance prerequisites to receiving services, all TLP services are free to eligible youth.