Tahoe Youth & Family Services Transitional Living and Rapid Rehousing Program's purpose is to connect transitional aged youth (TAY) experiencing homelessness to permanent housing through a tailored package of assistance that may include the use of time-limited financial assistance and targeted supportive services. Such programs help homeless TAY solve the practical and immediate challenges to obtaining permanent housing while reducing the amount of time they experience homelessness, avoiding a near-term return to homelessness, and linking to community resources that enable them to achieve long-term housing stability.
The Transitional Living Program (TLP) model will be a housing first approach offering low barrier, voluntary services, case management. The TLP will be available for up to 18 months per client (aged 18-24). TYFS will cultivate a positive youth development approach and foster independent living skills (budgeting, cooking, basic maintenance, setting boundaries, etc.) and focus on education, employment opportunities, and income supports for each client.
As for the Rapid Rehousing (RRH) portion of the program, TYFS will utilize housing identification, move-in and rental assistance, and case management services with the intent that clients will move from being supported in their housing, to retaining and maintaining their housing, over time.
To sign up for the Transitional Living and/or Rapid Rehousing Programs, or learn more about how you can help runaway and homeless youth in our community please contact Cheyanne Lane at Tahoe Youth and Family Services at (530) 541-2445 ext. 112 or firstname.lastname@example.org.