Operation Independence

Nevada

Transitional Living

Operation Independence is a comprehensive program that provides foster youth 15-24 years of age with the support and training that is necessary to become independent and successful adults.

Most American teenagers approach adulthood with a sense of pride and anticipation. Yet, for the 20,000 children that “age out” of the foster care system each year, a sense of anxiety and overwhelming fear is common.

Most youth in foster care find themselves completely on their own and alone at age 18. These children are left struggling to meet basic needs and are at risk for disproportionately higher rates of unemployment/homelessness, substance abuse, and incarceration among other destructive life situations.

Whether in foster care, group homes, transitional housing or living on their own, Operation Independence creates a personal relationship-based plan designed for each young adult’s specific needs.

Transitional Housing Placement Program + Foster Care (THP+FC)

This county-contracted program specifically targets emancipated youth ages 18-24. Young adults live in apartments throughout Orange County, ideally near the school they are attending or their place of employment. Each youth has a case manager who works closely with them, focusing on goal-driven services towards independence and self-sufficiency. THP+ provides a safety net and supportive services that these kids would not otherwise have.

Young adults that are 18-20 years old
Any Non-Minor Dependents in Nevada
Enrolled in school
Demonstrated ability to secure and maintain employment
Must be willing to and able to pay rent (graduated scale)

Safe and furnished apartment with pre-selected roommates
On-site or off-site Resident Advisor, for 24 hour emergency availability
Weekly visits by a case-manager to support progress and encourage areas of growth
Supported independent living
Financial support for some living expenses
Savings Match of up to $250 a month
Individual and group therapy
Supportive resources and community networks
Mentoring and Community building activities
Independent Living Skills worshops and 1:1 ILS coaching
Job readiness training
Monthly rent payments returned at successful completion of the program

Transitional Housing Placement Program Plus (THP+)

Former dependents ages 18-24 years old, who were in out-of-home placement on or after their 18th birthday
Enrolled in school (high school program, college, or a vocation/trade)
Demonstrated ability to secure and maintain employment
Must be willing and able to pay rent (graduated scale)

Safe and furnished apartment with pre-selected roommates
Weekly visits by a case-manager to support progress and encourage areas of growth
Supported independent living
Financial support for some living expenses
Savings Match of up to $250 a month
Individual and group therapy
Supportive resources and community networks
Mentoring and Community building activities
Independent Living Skills worshops and 1:1 ILS coaching
Job readiness training
Monthly rent payments returned at successful completion of the program