In November 2000, Hathaway-Sycamores established the Transitional Independent Living Program to provide housing and supportive mental health services for foster and probation youth, ages 18 to 24 years old. The program provides housing, job training and other support services to help transition age youth (TAY) make the transition successfully from foster care placements to adulthood and independent living. Over the past years, it has changed the lives of many TAY, helping them get into competitive colleges, grad schools, workforce training, internship programs and jobs. Watch this inspiring clip of three former foster youth who share their unforgettable experiences with Hathaway-Sycamores.
More About Hathaway-SycamoresThe Transitional Independent Living Program’s unique model for independent living utilizes a “scattered site” approach. Each youth and a roommate share a two-bedroom apartment with rent subsidized on a graduated schedule over a two-year period. Other financial assistance includes bus passes and food vouchers. A support team, comprised of a youth advocate (former foster youth), case manager, emancipation clinician, youth advocate manager and program manager like Samuel Gonzalez, works collaboratively with youth to identify personal goals and build a plan to achieve those goals.
Why Not You?
It only takes one caring adult to make a difference in the life of a foster youth. Find out how you can get involved at ToFosterChange.org.