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Transitional Living Program for Homeless Youth Benefits

Program Description

The Transitional Living Program (TLP) provides homeless youth with stable, safe living accommodations for up to 21 months. The TLP provides services to help young people develop skills necessary to move to independence and life as healthy, productive adults.

These services are provided through more than 191 community-based residential centers. The program also helps homeless youths improve basic life and interpersonal skills, provides educational opportunities, assists with job preparation and attainment, and ensures the physical and mental health care needs are met.

Additionally, these programs offer parenting skills to pregnant or parenting teens to become a more effective parent.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be between the ages of 16 and 22 and you must either be homeless or live in a shelter.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

To locate the runaway and homeless youth basic center nearest you, call (toll-free) at:

Program Contact Information

For more information about basic centers, please visit the National Runaway Switchboard website:
For more information about youth programs and services, please contact the National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth:
To locate the runaway and homeless youth basic center nearest you call toll-free: 1-800-621-4000
For more information on the Family and Youth Services Bureau's Runaway and Homeless Youth Grant Programs, please visit: