THP - Plus - Transitional Housing Program Plus
What is the Apprenticehip &
THP Plus Programs?
The Transitional Housing Placement Program (THPP)
is specifically designed to assist teenagers, ages 16 to
19, to learn and put into practice the skills necessary
for them to enter the adult world successfully.
Environmental Alternatives focuses on youth
employment, hence “Apprenticeship,” for without a
job one cannot afford housing. THP Plus (THP+)
continues this assistance to young adults ages 18 to
24 to complete the transition to successful adulthood.
Until now, the foster care system has done little to
help foster youth successfully make the transition
from dependence, to adulthood. Therefore many of
today’s foster youth leave the foster care system and
within a few short years are struggling to sustain
Program objectives ensure participants leave the foster
care system after successfully completing their
educational goals and obtaining marketable job skills
that will result in employment. Knowledge for
obtaining housing and the experience to care for
themselves independently are additional goals of both
programs which enable foster youth to learn and
practice skills that develop a solid base for successful
THPP & THP + Programs
Environmental Alternatives currently runs THPP
and THP Plus programs in five Northern California
counties: Calaveras, Lassen, Nevada, Plumas, & Yuba. EA is also looking for people throughout
Northern California interested in being host homes
and mentors for THPP and THP+ participants.
If you have any interest in helping today’s foster
youth become tomorrow’s successful adults,
please contact us!
Transitional Housing Program-Plus (THP-Plus)
is a program that enables former foster
youth, ages 18 to 24, to learn and practice the
skills that will develop the basis for successful
It is the goal of the program to ensure that participants having left the system:
♦ obtain marketable job skills
♦ Acquire employment or the ability to readily obtain employment
♦ Gain knowledge and experience to obtain housing
♦ complete their educational goals
♦ Achieve experience to take care of yourself independently.
THP-Plus Housing Options
Environmental Alternatives currently runs THP-Plus programs in Five N. California Counties:
♦ Calaveras - Single Site “Apartments”
♦ Lassen - Single Site “Apartments” Host Homes
♦ Nevada - Single Site “Apartments” Host Homes
♦ Plumas - Single Site Housing,
♦ Yuba - Single Site “Housing & Apts.”
♦ Job Preparation
♦ Life Skills
♦ Case Management
♦ Health & Nutrition
♦ Parenting Education
♦ Mental Health Services
♦ Health Care Referral
♦ Education Advocacy
♦ Coordinating Child care
♦ 24 Crisis Management
Careers Create Independence
Careers create independence and are the basis
for successful adulthood.
♦ Job Preparation
Dress for success
Obtain marketable job skills
♦ Ability to readily obtain employment
Program goals ensure that participants having
left the system determine and complete
their educational goals to enhance employment
Invest in tomorrow’s future!
We Support Our Hosts:
Environmental Alternatives is also looking
for people throughout Northern California
interested in being host homes and
mentors for THPP and THP-Plus participants.
If you have any interest in helping
former foster youth become tomorrow’s
successful adults, please contact us!
It is EA’s job to ensure you are fully
supported while host parenting.
♦ weekly home visits by social work staff
♦ substantial financial reimbursement
♦ initial training and continuing education
♦ 24-hour support
♦ crisis intervention support services