Pasadena Office | Transitional Independent Living Program
The Hathaway-Sycamores model for supported 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, works collaboratively with youth to identify personal goals and develop a strategic plan to achieve those goals. This process illuminates and enhances youths’ capabilities as the team continues to support them through mentoring, coaching, therapy, case management, workshops and other outings.
Youth ages 18 to 24 years old who were in foster or probation care some time after their 14th birthday. These youth need to be at-risk for homelessness, to have completed high school and must be eligible for mental health services through Medi-Cal funding. Youth are required to function independently without direct staff supervision.
Orientations for the Transitional Independent Living Program are held every week: Tuesdays 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Carolyn Rascon | CarolynRascon@hathaway-sycamores.org | 626.395.7100 ext. 7911