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Transitional Living Program

Fact Sheet

PURPOSE

Sally Kate Winters Family Services Transitional Living Program (TLP) provides shelter, skills training, and support services to youth ages 16-21 on a first come first serve basis.  The purpose of the program is to help participants who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or who need transitional living services in order to become independent to achieve self-sufficiency.  The program is completely voluntary and there is no cost.

Participants in the program are expected to abide by all program rules and guidelines and make consistent effort toward their goals as set forth in their individualized action plans in the areas of employment/vocation, independent living skills, education, and mental and physical health.  Services will be provided by Sally Kate Winters Family Services staff as well as community-based agencies and organizations that TLP staff will refer clients to.

SERVICES

The Transitional Living Program will offer or refer for the following services:

  • Safe, stable living accommodations
  • Basic life skills training including nutrition, meal planning/preparations, personal hygiene, budgeting, the use of credit, parenting skills and house keeping
  • Educational opportunities that promote academic success through a high school diploma, GED preparation/testing, post-secondary training and/or vocational training
  • Interpersonal skill building, including healthy relationship skills, peer-to-peer mentoring, community service involvement, anger management training and the identification of at least one positive, caring adult to foster long-term relationships
  • Assistance in job preparation and attainment, such as career counseling, interview training and resume building
  • Education, information and counseling on pregnancy prevention, STD prevention, drug/alcohol cessation and medication management
  • Mental health care, including individual and group counseling
  • Physical health care, including physicals, health assessments and emergency treatment

The Transitional Living Program integrates Positive Youth Development (PYD) into all activities allowing youth to be involved with program decisions.  Youth will be prepared to engage constructively in their communities and develop self assurance by addressing both their basic needs and the four core elements of PYD: a sense of competence, a sense of usefulness, a sense of belonging, and a sense of power.  

To make a referral or request for service contact Sally Kate Winters Family Services

Phone: 662-494-4867

Fax: 662.494.0870

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1233/317 North Division St., West Point, MS 39773

For more information, please contact Sally Kate Winters Family Services TLP staff