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The Transitional Housing Placement Program (THPP) is a community care licensed placement option for foster and probation youth in out-of-home placement. The goal of THPP is to help participants emancipate successfully from foster care by providing a safe living environment for them to practice their independent living skills. Program participants may live alone (with the approval of their social worker) or with roommates in apartments and single-family dwellings where regular support and supervision is provided by THPP staff, county social workers, and the Independent Living Program coordinator.

Services Provided

THPP participants receive regular visits from a case manager, educational guidance, employment counseling, and assistance in reaching the emancipation goals outlined in participants' transitional independent living plans.

Eligibility

To be eligible for THPP, individuals must be:

  • at least 16 years old and not more than 18 years old, or 18 but scheduled to finish high school before their 19th birthday,
  • in out-of-home foster care placement under the supervision of the San Francisco Human Services Agency or the county probation department, and
  • actively participating in San Francisco's Independent Living Skills program.

For More Information

Housing Coordinator

Independent Living Skills Program
(415) 934-4224

If you are interested in becoming a THPP provider, please contact the San Francisco Human Services Agency's THPP Liaison at (415) 557-6425.

Transitional Housing for Emancipated Foster Youth

The Transitional Housing Placement Plus (THP-Plus) program provides affordable housing and comprehensive supportive services for up to 24 months to help former foster care and probation youth ages 18 to 24 make a successful transition from out-of-home placements to independent living. Housing and support services are funded by the Human Services Agency and provided through our community partners: Larkin Street Youth Services, First Place for Youth, Salvation Army and Edgewood Center for Children and Families.

Services Provided

Support services include assistance finding housing, a rent subsidy, case management, employment related services, educational advocacy, mentoring, post program housing assistance, and alumni services.

Eligibility

To be eligible for THP-Plus, individuals must:

  • have emancipated from out-of-home foster/probation care,
  • be 18 to 24 years old,
  • be pursuing the county-approved goals they developed in concert with the service provider and Independent Living Skills Program staff, and have been included in the STEP/THP-Plus Transitional Independent Living Plan.

Participation in the THP-Plus is subject to the individual's county of origin's participation in the statewide THP Plus program and the availability of safe and affordable housing. The maximum time for THP-Plus participation is 24 cumulative months.

For More Information:

Housing Coordinator

Independent Living Skills Program
(415) 934-4224

If you are interested in becoming a THPP provider, please contact the San Francisco Human Services Agency's THPP Liaison at (415) 557-6425.