Transitional Resource Centers

HOW CAN I GET SERVICES?

If you are a former Foster Youth with a closed case

  • Contact your Transition Coordinator or a transitional resource center.
  • Complete an intake assessment with your coordinator.
  • Make sure you keep a copy of your assessment and planning documents
WHAT IS A TILP?

A guide to help prepare youth for adulthood:

  • A planning tool for County staff to use in preparing youth to transition successfully into adulthood.
  • A map for caretakers to use in helping youth meet their goals.
  • A key element for the County’s Emancipation Program is designed to prepare youth, in out-of-home placement, for successful lives as adults.
  • A youth’s ticket to receive emancipation services and benefits for educational, career and housing needs.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
  • Probation foster youths who were in suitable placement the ages of 16 and 21 years old are eligible for services (youth 14-15 are eligible for some services).
  • Probation foster youths who were dependents in the child welfare system after age 16.
  • Probation foster youth who were in Suitable Placement between the ages 16-18 and who were placed with a relative (receiving Relative Funding).
SERVICES PROVIDED

Education-related costs

  • Independent Living Program (ILP life skills training classes, financial aid workshop, computer classes, mentoring and youth conferences, educational assessments/tutoring.
  • Tuition, books, supplies, clothing, transportation fees (including parking),tutoring and scholarship.
  • High school graduation expenses/incentives

Work-related costs

  • Clothing, tools, professional/union dues, vocational and educational assessments, and cost for interview process, referrals to job training/hiring programs.
  • Transportation cost related to job search, work or school

Housing

  • Referral to transitional housing programs.
  • Rooms and board – Apartment start-up expenses (No sublease)
ADDITIONAL SERVICES
  • Assistance with car insurance premiums.
  • Driving instruction.
  • Aftercare services, including counseling, referrals to legal aid, job placement and training, medical not covered by Medi-Cal and beyond youth’s financial means.
  • Referrals to parenting classes, nutrition, drug and alcohol counseling, et cetera.

Whittier TRC
10750 Laurel Ave.
Whittier, CA 90605
Claire Roberson
(323) 394-3849

Additional Information

Contact

Los Angeles County Probation Department
Youth Development Services Program
3530 Wilshire Blvd.,
4th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone: (213) 351-0222
Fax: (213) 252-8723