Residential Program for Runaway & Homeless Youth
Our NYC Runaway & Homeless Youth Program consists of the Transitional Living Program (TLP) which provides a “safe haven” for LGBTQ youth where they learn the essential life skills for their transition into community living. The program offers young people opportunities to live and test out independence, to be responsible for themselves and to acquire essential tools for adult independent living. Staff supervises and mentors monitor each resident’s progress in three, scattered-site apartments.
- To provide stable, safe living accommodations or youth in supervised independent living apartments in NYC. Our apartments offer 24-hour staff supervision.
- To provide basic life-skills information and counseling through weekly group sessions utilizing our own nationally recognized Green Chimneys curriculum: Life Skills for Living in the Real World.
- To conduct an individual life skills assessment utilizing our Green Chimneys Life Skills Assessment instrument to assist youth in the developing a realistic transitional living plan.
- To assist youth in developing interpersonal skills by providing group sessions, individual counseling and a therapeutic environment with a masters level clinician.
- To conduct individual substance abuse assessments develop a plan for prevention, education & treatment, if indicated.
- To conduct a complete medical screening and to provide access to health care services for all program youth with our partners in the community.
- To assist youth in obtaining employment and developing job skills.
- To prepare youth for self-sufficiency within 18 months.
The Green Chimneys RHY transitional program has a capacity of 10 youth. Candidates should meet the following guidelines:
- Be homeless or at risk of homelessness
- Be interested in living and contributing to an LGBTQ affirming environment.
- Be at least 16 years old, but not older than 21.
- Be engaged or demonstrate a willingness to be employed or in school (vocational or college full-time) or proof of diligence.
(Ideal candidates may already be employed a minimum of 20 hours a week.)
- Be able to provide a medical history at intake.
- Have documentation of Medicaid benefits or other health insurance coverage or have applied for Medicaid.
- Complete an application and interview process.
For further information, contact:
Latoya Anson, Residential Manager
2417 3rd Avenue, RM 606
Bronx, NY 10451
Last Updated on Monday, 29 April 2013 11:17