FYI 0851 Transitional Housing Program by 2510O6T

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       Issue       08-51                                                                   Date:    10/24/08

                  DCFS TRANSITIONAL HOUSING PROGRAM (THP) UPDATE
This is to advise staff that effective immediately, the DCFS Transitional Housing Program (THP) for
Homeless Young People may ONLY accept youth from the following living situations:

          Persons who came from the street or other location not meant for human habitation
          Person who came from Emergency Shelters
          Person who came from Safe Havens (a flexible-stay shelter that serves homeless, mentally ill)
          Persons in transitional housing programs who came directly from the street, Emergency Shelters
           or Safe Havens

Thus, discharging youth directly from foster care placement into the DCFS Transitional Housing
Program is no longer an option for regional staff. However, the DCFS THP will continue to support
regional staff efforts to find appropriate transitional housing for your youth. Attached are lists of other
transitional housing providers for youth (list), youth with mental health issues (list) and pregnant and/or
parenting youth (list). These programs are able to accept youth directly from foster care placement.
Also, it is anticipated that, early next year, additional beds will be available for youth coming directly
from placement.


            If you have further questions or concerns please contact Housing Services Coordinator,
                                       Robert Goldberg at (213) 351-0184.




                                                     If you have any questions regarding this release please
                                                     e-mail your question to:

                                                     Policy@dcfs.lacounty.gov |



Clerical Handbook: http://lacdcfs.org/Policy/Hndbook%20Clerical/Default.htm
Child Welfare Services Handbook: http://lacdcfs.org/Policy/Hndbook%20CWS/default.htm
FYI’s: http://lacdcfs.org/Policy/FYI/TOCFYI.htm
                                   GENERAL TRANSITIONAL HOUSING PROGRAMS

Bridge of Faith (FEMALES ONLY)                                             Covenant House
P.O. Box 9108, Whittier, CA 90608                                          1325 No. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027
Attn: Ms. Carol Reza                                                       Attn: Jesus Siordia
Phone: (562) 789-8009 or (562) 907-0783                                    (323) 461-3131, ext. 222
IL P e l i gi b i l it y NO T r e q u ir e d, bu t $ 60 0 /m ont h ren t   ILP eligibility required. (6 Beds.)
( i nc l . f oo d) is r eq u ir ed . ( 15 B eds .)
David & Margaret (MALES ONLY)                                              David & Margaret (FEMALES ONLY)
“Wings of Discovery Transitional Living Program”                           “Wings of Discovery Transitional Living Program”
125 Gassney drive, San Dimas, CA 91733
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141 5 Street, San Dimas, CA 91733                                          3401 Winterhaven Ave., La Verne, CA 91750
Attn: James DeBow                                                          Attn: April Bonilla
(909) 592-0440                                                             (909) 596-4725
ILP eligibility required. (12 Beds.)                                       Fax: (909) 596-3954
                                                                           >ILP eligibility required. . (6 Beds.)
GLASS Serves gay, lesbian and transgender.                                 GLASS Serves gay, lesbian and transgender
11426 Calvert St., North Hollywood, CA 91606                               509 East Ave Q-6, #2, Palmdale, CA 93550
Attn: Ms. Michelle Curry
Phone: (818) 761-6450                                                      Attn: Ms. Donna Bailey
ILP eligibility required. (24 Beds.)                                       Phone: (661) 266-9717
                                                                           ILP eligibility required. (6 Beds.)
Gwen Bolden Manor (Los Angeles)                                            Hillsides YMO
Ages 18-25; $212/month rent, Must Attend School and                        650 North Oakland Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101
Work                                                                       Attn: Thomas Lee/Monique Holguin
1302 E. 41st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90011                                 Phone: (626) 219-1240 or (626) 219-1242
Attn: Anthony Thomas                                                       ILP eligibility required. (20 B.)
Phone: (323) 231-8600
ILP eligibility NOT required. (15 Beds.)
Journey House (MALES ONLY)                                                 L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center
1232 No. Los Robles Ave.                                                   1625 No. Schrader Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028
Pasadena, CA 91104                                                         Attn: Intake Coordinator
Attn: Jorge Camarena                                                       Phone: (323) 993-7450
Phone: (323) 855-2935                                                      > ILP eligibility NOT required. Provides housing for youth
ILP eligibility required. (6 Beds.)                                        18-24. (24 Beds.)
Leroy Haynes Transitional Housing Program (MALES                           Optimist Transition Home (FEMALES ONLY)
ONLY)                                                                      2255 Crestwood Lane, Anaheim, CA 92804
233 W. Baseline Road, La Verne, CA 91750                                   Attn: Michelle Culver
Attn: Frank Linbaugh                                                       Phone: (323) 543-4225
Phone: 909-593-2581, ext. 227                                               ILP eligibility NOT required. Provides housing for youth 18-
ILP eligibility required. (5 Beds.)                                        24. (5 Beds.)
Orangewood Children’s Foundation/The Rising Tide                           “Pathways to Independence” (Whittier and Inglewood)
(Garden Grove & Tustin)                                                    1055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1955
1575 East 17th St., Santa Ana, CA 92705                                    Los Angeles, CA 90017
Attn: Rosalee Sanders                                                      Attn: Karl Calhoun
Phone: (714) 619-0221                                                      Phone: (213) 580-1822
ILP eligibility preferred, but NOT required.                               ILP eligibility required. (16 Beds.)
Penny Lane (North Hills and Antelope Valley                                Rancho San Antonio Independent Living (MALES
15317 Rayen Street, North Hills, CA 91343                                  ONLY)
Attn: Mary Bratten                                                         21000 Plummer Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311
Phone: (818) 892-3423, ext. 271                                            Attn: Paul Key
ILP eligibility required. (30 Beds.)                                       Phone: (818) 882-6400, ext. 140
                                                                           ILP eligibility NOT required. (18 Beds.)
Richstone Family Center (FEMALES ONLY)                                     Salvation Army/The Way In
4431 West 137th Place, Hawthorne, CA 90505                                 5939 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028
Attn: Ms. Valerie Rumery                                                   Attn: Anthony Gonzalez
Phone: (310) 970-0261                                                      Phone: (323) 469-2946, ext. 169
ILP eligibility NOT required. (9 Beds.)                                    ILP eligible youth NOT accepted. (20 Beds. 4 per 2 Bdrm.)
                      GENERAL TRANSITIONAL HOUSING PROGRAMS (cont.))
YWCA Santa Monica (FEMALES ONLY)
2019 14th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Attn: Allison Griffith or Sherry Wunder
Phone: (310) 314-1466 or (310) 452-3881
>ILP eligibility NOT required. (8 Beds.)



                           PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL ABOVE INFORMATION
                                    IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE



                           MENTAL HEALTH BASED HOUSING PROGRAMS


Athena Program (Axis I diagnosis required)            B.R.I.D.G.E.S., Inc. (San Fernando & Antelope Valley
Alhambra-Females Only                                 and El Monte).
San Gabriel- Males Only                               Requires Axis I Diagnosis, SSI eligible, and medi-cal.
Attn: Ms. Jennifer Gratten                            Attn: Ms. Stacy Sigman
Phone: (626) 524-6145                                 Phone: (818) 264-0140
>ILP eligibility required. (18 Beds)                  Fax:     (818) 704-0967
                                                      ILP eligibility not required, but Youth must have an Axis I
                                                      diagnosis, S.S.I Eligible, and Medi-cal.
Hathaway/Sycamores (Pasadena) Requires an Axis I      Hillview (Pacoima) Requires an Axis I diagnosis or SSI.
diagnosis.                                            Attn: Dr. Peggy Wilson-Jordan
Attn: Jean Tillman/Susana Mendoza                     Phone: (818) 896-1161, ext. 415
Phone: (626) 831-6810 / (626) 395-7100, ext. 7901     ILP eligibility required. (10 Beds)
ILP eligibility required. (32 Beds)
Homes for Life Foundation (Various locations) SSI     San Fernando Valley Mental Health Center
required.                                             Transitional Age Youth (18-21) Program (Van Nuys)
Attn: Intake Coordinator                              Requires an Axis I diagnosis, Medi-cal, SSI or SSI Pending
Phone: (310) 337-7417                                 Attn: Teri Kilgard
                                                      Phone: (818) 901-4854, ext. 3209
                                                      ILP eligibility not required (12 Beds)
Step Out (Compton)                                    “Village” MHA (Long Beach) Requires Axis I Diagnosis.
Requires an Axis I diagnosis.                         Attn: Intake Coordinator
Attn: Christopher Ridgeway                            Phone: (562) 284-0108
Phone: (310) 637-0917                                 ILP eligibility not required, but must be DMH eligible
>ILP eligibility required. (20 Beds)
Vista Del Mar Transitional Housing (Valley Village)
Consideration on a case by case basis.
Attn: Linda Karchem
Phone: (310) 836-1223, ext. 385
ILP eligibility not required (4 Beds)


           PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL ABOVE INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
                        PREGNANT AND PARENTING HOUSING PROGRAMS

Alexandria House (Los Angeles) Pregnant & Parenting        Casa de los Angelitos (Harbor City) Pregnant Only
(T.P.) 5 children                                          (Shelter)
Attn:     Intake Coordinator                               Attn:     Intake Coordinator
Phone: (213) 381-2649                                      Phone: (310) 325-8208
Elizabeth House-(Pasadena) Pregnant Only (Maternity        Gramercy Court (Los Angeles) Late-Pregnant &
T.P.)                                                      Parenting (T.P.) 1 child
Attn:     Intake Coordinator                               Attn:   Intake Coordinator (Joey Solomon x13)
Phone: (626) 577-4434                                      Phone: (323) 737-7351, ext. 12
Gramercy Place Shelter (Los Angeles) Parenting Only        Harbor Interfaith (San Pedro) Parenting Only (males
(multiple children ok-2 year program) *AGENCY              ok) multiple children
REFERRALS ONLY-NO CALLS FROM CLIENTS                       Attn:   Intake Coordinator
Phone: (213) 387-0171                                      Phone: (310) 831-0589
Harvest Home (Venice) Pregnant Only (T.P.)                 Los Angeles House of Ruth (Confidential Location)
Attn:    Intake Coordinator                                Parenting Only (Shelter & T.P.) multiple children (boys
Phone: (310) 452-1223                                      under 12 years)
                                                           Attn:   Intake Coordinator
                                                           Phone: (323) 266-4139
Midnight Mission (Confidential Location) multiple          New Beginnings (Long Beach) Pregnant & Parenting
children Parenting Only (Males ok)                         (T.P.) multiple children
Attn:   Intake Coordinator                                 Attn:   Intake Coordinator
Phone: (310) 677-9616                                      Phone: (562) 590-1538
New Economics for Women/La Posada (Los Angeles) 1          “Pathways to Independence” (Whittier and Inglewood)
child (under 8) Pregnant & Parenting (T.P.) single         1 child Parenting Only
mothers 16-25, single women over 27                        1055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1955
Attn:   Intake Coordinator                                 Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: (213) 483-2058, ext. 12                             Attn:   Karl Calhoun
                                                           Phone: (213) 580-1822
Penny Lane (North Hills) Pregnant and Parenting (T.P.) 2   Precious Life (Los Alamitos) Pregnant Only (Shelter)
children                                                   Attn:   Intake Coordinator
Attn:   Mary Bratten or Aida Cavero                        Phone: (562) 431-5025
Phone: (818) 892-3423, ext. 271 or (818) 332-8254
Saint Anne’s Bogen Family Center (Los Angeles) 2           Saint Joseph Manor (Antelope Valley) Ages 18-27
children Pregnant & Parenting                              *Mothers with up to 3 children no older than 9
Attn:   Lauri Collier                                      Attn: Intake Coordinator
Phone: (213) 381-2931, ext. 401                            Phone: (661) 944-5299
Salvation Army/Transitional Living Center (Whittier)       Testimonial Love Center (Los Angeles) Parenting Only
Parenting Only multiple children                           (T.P.) multiple children
Attn: Intake Coordinator                                   Attn: Intake Coordinator
Phone: (562) 696-7175                                      Phone: (323) 291-6753, ext. 13
Upward Bound (Santa Monica) Parenting Only (T.P.) *2-3     Salvation Army/Transitional Living (Westwood)
children                                                   multiple children Parenting Only (males ok)
Attn:   Ms. Tracy Woodbury                                 Attn:    Intake Coordinator
Phone: (310) 458-7779, ext. 212.                           Phone: (310) 477-9539
Women’s Care Cottage (North Hollywood) multiple            YMCA/A Brighter Future (Confidential Location) 2
children Pregnant & Parenting (T.P.)                       children Parenting Only (T.P.)
Attn:    Intake Coordinator                                Attn:     Intake Coordinator, Cynthia Areola
Phone: (818) 753-4580                                      Phone: (213) 639-7536

                           PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL ABOVE INFORMATION
                                    IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

								
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