THP-Plus Transitional Housing Program Plus (THP-Plus)
provides affordable housing and supportive services to youth formerly in the
foster care and juvenile probation systems. The key principles of
Age appropriateness: THP-Plus programs must
recognize that emancipated foster youth are legal adults and should be subject
to fewer restrictions than those who are younger.
Distinct from foster care: THP-Plus programs
must have program rules that are distinct from those that apply to youth
currently in the foster care system.
Greatest amount of freedom possible: THP-Plus
programs must allow young adults to have the greatest amount of freedom
possible in order to prepare them for self-sufficiency.
Strong Emphasis on supportive services:
THP-Plus is not solely a housing program. Instead, it is a supportive
housing program, which regularly provides young adults a wide range of
Eligibility criteria for emancipated foster and probation
youth is 24 months unless youth is enrolled in post-secondary education and
then the youth can participate for up to 36 months, rather than 24
months. Eligible youth can also participate in THP-Plus until they turn
age 25. The required supportive services include Housing Services,
Education and Employment and Community and Support Services.
Support services include:
- Case Management
- System of payment for utilities, telephone and rent
- Job readiness training and support
- Food and necessity allowances
- Educational advocacy and support
- Assistance in pursuing college or other post-high
- Individual and group therapy
- Services to build and support relationships with family
- Apartment furnishings
- 24-hour crisis intervention and support
- Emancipation Fund
- Transportation assistance
For more information on THP-Plus please visit http://thpplus.org/ or watch the THP-Plus video
by clicking http://vimeo.com/87712451.
If you, or someone you know, needs more info including eligibility criteria for THP-Plus, please
contact Karen Turner at email@example.com or