Transitional Living Program

Rutland County Mentor Program

The Transitional Living Program (TLP) helps youth ages 16-22 who are homeless make the transition to secure and healthy living situations. TLP is available to youths who cannot live at home and have no other safe living alternatives.

The program provides up to 22 months of financial assistance to help participants pay for rent, groceries, and other necessities while they transition to a self-sufficient life. TLP participants live in apartments or “host homes” and take part in life skills training,  budgeting and financial planning sessions, and recreational activities. Our Case Managers provide participants with emotional support and advocacy and connect them to area services such as job training, health care, counseling, and education.

Upon enrolling in the program, young people meet with the TLP Case Manager to establish a personal plan that includes identifying short-term and long-term goals, specific weekly tasks that will help the participant attain goals, and the amount of support the youth needs from the TLP program in order to build more secure and independent lives.