Foster Youth Transitional Housing Program

The Hanford transitional residence Corner view of the Lemoore transitional residence The Lemoore transitional residence

This innovative program was designed to assist youth who age out of foster care to transition to self-sufficiency. Some teens who emancipate out of foster care at 18 years of age have nowhere to live, no employment, and no educational plans.

The program provides two furnished residences for program participants. One is for young men and one is for young women. A small rent is charged, with a portion rebated to the former foster youth upon his/her successful graduation. A number of social service agencies provide assistance with employment, education, health care needs, and the development of skills such as budgeting and conflict resolution. A two-year transition period is normally allowed.

Other youth are accepted into the residences on a space-available basis.

Foster youth interested in participation in this program should notify their foster care social worker or their Independent Living Program caseworker.

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