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120-Day Interim Housing Services

After entering the 120-Day Interim Housing Program, each youth works with a Case Manager. Together they develop an individualized plan designed to move the youth to next-step housing and independence. The case manager helps each resident stay on track to meet goals, while providing encouragement and motivation. Youth Workers assist residents with keeping their schedules, meal preparation, and clean-up. They supervise chores and provide encouragement.

Case Managers provide assistance with:
- Needs assessment and goal setting
- Obtaining legal ID
- Life skills, such as budgeting and conflict resolution
- Self-esteem issues
- Family reunification, only if safe and possible

Case Managers refer residents to other agencies, who specialize in:
- Medical care, including prenatal care
- Job training
- GED classes
- Educational opportunities
- Mental health care
- Substance abuse counseling

Youth Workers provide:
- Day-to-day care of residents and their children
- Maintain a safe and secure environment
- Ensure all policies, procedures, and “house rules” are followed
- Assist residents with basic life skills development
- Serve as positive role models
- Admit new residents and do initial intakes
- Work closely with case managers to make sure residents follow case plans

Support and Educational Groups:
- Life skills
- Responsible sexuality and STD prevention
- House meetings
- Conflict resolution
- Arts expression group
- Photography group
- Poetry group

Additional items we provide to youth:
- Homelike environment
- 3 meals and 2 snacks per day
- Personal hygiene items
- An alarm clock
- Sheets, blankets, and towels
- Transit cards to appointments for unemployed residents
- An opportunity to earn a small allowance by performing extra chores

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About being a resident

Frequently asked questions about the 120-Day Interim Program

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