What is Transitional Housing Placement Program (THPP):
Victory Family Services offers a Transitional Housing Placement Program (THPP) for Non-Minor Dependent (NMD) youth in Kern County. The THPP focuses on helping youth with developing the independent living skills necessary to manage everyday life such as financial budgeting, negotiating relationships in a shared housing setting, planning on career aspirations, and accomplishing the lifecycle stages of early adulthood.
Victory Family Services provides services to NMDs from 18 years of age and no more than 21 years of age. All participants must be able to live independently without 24-hour supervision. The participants will reside in out-of-home placement funded by Community Care Licensing and participate in the Kern County Department of Human Services Independent Living Program.
What the THPP does:
Partnering with social service providers and other community organizations, Victory Family Services provides trauma-informed, culturally competent, and developmentally appropriate services to encourage each youth to discover and develop their own sense of worth, self-sufficiency, and meaningful independence in early adulthood.
The program is designed to realize the vision of Assembly Bill 12, California Fostering Connections to Success Act. Extended foster care services improve outcomes for youth leaving foster care by addressing specific strengths, challenges, barriers, and aspirations of young people as they begin living on their own for the first time. As many in the early adulthood stage rely on family and other important adults in their young lives to accomplish the learning curve of independence, Victory Family Services social workers and peer life coaches provide direction, encouragement, and exposure to the community resources available to make this stage of life successful.
Our goal is to work with the youth to lay the groundwork for building resilience and strengthening character. This is accomplished through a continuum of services that include case management, life skills training, mentoring, peer support, educational, medical, mental health, and residential services.