To help young adults, ages 17-24, better prepare for self-sufficient lives after foster care, we opened the Summit Trail Apartment Community to provide supervised living for those who are homeless, parenting, leaving juvenile justice and/or mental health systems. This supportive housing community helps young adults learn the skills necessary for productive adulthood in a supervised environment.
Residents are paired with a Life Coach who use the Transition to Independence Model to focus on:
- Employment & Career
- Educational Opportunities
- Living Situations
- Personal Effectiveness & Well-Being
- Community Life Functioning
The Transition to Independence Model Provides the following methods:
- Engage through Person-Centered Approach
- Tailor Services & Support to be Accessible, Coordinated, Developmentally Appropriate & Built on Strengths
- Acknowledge Personal Choice
- Ensure a Safety Net of Support
- Enhance Competencies to Assist in Self-Sufficiency
*A study funded by the federal government is being done to determine how CHRIS 180’s TLP helps youth attain housing, education, and employment, and live independently. There will be more applicants than spaces available in this program. Youth who are eligible for the program and agree to participate in the study will be selected into the program based on a lottery, so some youth will get into the program and some will not.
For more information about Summit Trail, please contact 404.564.3420 or firstname.lastname@example.org.