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Housing Services

Last modified: 3/9/2012 11:28 AM

Hands holding houseTransitional Housing Placement Plus (THP-Plus) Program
The THP-Plus Program assists emancipated youth as they move from dependency to self-sufficiency by providing housing and supportive services. For a youth to be eligible for THP-Plus, the youth must have aged-out/emancipated from the Child Welfare System and be between the ages of 18-23. There are three different housing options to choose from including:

 

 

 

  • Scattered Sites: rent a room or an apartment
  • San Jose State University Residence Halls: live on the SJSU campus (full time students only, no children)
  • Host Family Model: live with former foster parents or approved family member 
 
Young adults can receive services through THP-Plus for a maximum of 2 years. During this time, participants will work closely with their case managers to ensure they are progressing towards their goals. Participants must be employed or in school and maintain regular contact with their case manager. As they near the end of their program, more frequent meetings may be held to ensure a smooth, supported transition to independence.

Transitional Housing Placement Program (THPP)
The Transitional Housing Placement Program (THPP) is a licensed community care placement opportunity for youth in foster care, ages 16-18, who will be emancipating from the child welfare system. This option is best suited for youth who have a higher degree of maturity and skill sets.

The goal of THPP is to help participants emancipate successfully by providing a safe environment for youth to practice the skills learned in ILP. Participants live with roommates in apartments and single-family dwellings with regular support and supervision provided by THPP provider staff, county social workers, and ILP coordinators. Supportive services include regular visits to participants' residences, educational guidance, employment counseling and assistance reaching emancipation goals outlined in participants’ Transitional Independent Living Plans (TLIP), the emancipation readiness portion of youths' case plan