Transitional Housing Placement Program
for Non-Minor Dependents
The Sierra Quest Transitional Housing Programs mission is to foster self-confidence and self-reliance in the non minor's vocational, educational, social, spiritual and adult life.
The Transitional Housing Placement Program for Non-Minor Dependents (THPP-NMD), formerly known as Transitional Housing Placement Plus Foster Care (THP+FC), is a licensed placement for youth, ages 18-21 who are participating in extended foster care, which was established by Assembly Bill 12, the California Fostering Connections to Success Act.
Sierra Quest currently offers two options for THPPNMD youth:
1) Host Family: The host family model supports a young adult’s transition from adolescence to adult-hood in a structure that mirrors the experiences of young adults from intact families.
2) Remote Site: placement where the NMD lives in a single housing unit rented or leased by the housing provider. The NMD lives independently but still receives regular supervision from the provider.
ELIGIBILITY FOR EXTENDED FOSTER CARE
There are four basic eligibility requirements for youth participating in extended foster care. Youth must:
1) Have an order for foster care placement on his/her 18th birthday
2) Continue under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court as a dependent, ward or under transition jurisdiction*
3) Agree to live in an approved or licensed placement, meet monthly with his/her social worker or probation officer, participate in six-month review hearings as stated in the Mutual Agreement.
4) Meet one of the five participation conditions -
1. Completing high school or equivalent program (i.e. GED) (enrollment is defined according to the definition employed by the school or program)
2. Enrolled in college or a vocational education program at least half-time (half-time enrollment as defined by the institution)
3. Participating in a program or activity designed to remove barriers to employment (this is the “safety net” category which is intended to bridge gaps in eligibility)
4. Employed at least 80 hours a month (this must be paid employment)
5. Unable to do one of the above requirements because of a documented medical condition
SERVICES: The services and supports for THPPNMD participants include case management, supervision, and supportive services. The goal of supportive services is to assist the NMD in obtaining the skills needed to transition to independent living. This includes, but is not limited to, assistance with meeting educational goals, obtaining gainful employment and learning financial management and daily living skills.