The mission of the South L.A. Homeless TAY and Foster Care Collaborative is to prevent and end youth homelessness in the South Los Angeles region.

The Chronicle of Social Change: Report Analyzes California’s THP-Plus and THP+FC Foster Care Programs

Grace Weltman

October 19, 2016



Report Analyzes California’s THP-Plus and THP+FC Foster Care Programs


“….According to the report, THP-Plus programs are effective at providing stable housing for youth who have experienced homelessness. During the last year, 29 percent of youth who participated in the THP-Plus program entered from unstable housing situations, including homelessness. After exiting the program, 89 percent of youth were able to find reliable housing.

The number of youth in THP+FC programs has continued to rise, from 273 in 2011-2012 to 1,436 in 2013-2014 and in 1,737 in 2015-2016.

Overall, the report notes that while the number of youth who were served by THP-Plus programs has remained steady, spending on THP-Plus programs has continued to slide. Additionally, many homeless youth eligible for THP-Plus programs were not able to access the services. Many youth participating in the THP-Plus programs became parents both before and during their time in the programs.

Both THP-Plus and THP+FC program participants have experienced difficulty in making the transition from high school to college, with a high rate of college drop-out…

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