Transitional Living Program (TLP)
Residents referred for this program often do not have an identified discharge resource, home is not an option and need transition planning services. These youth often enter TLP after a successful stay in a group home, RTF, foster home, or have exhibited the level of maturity to be successful in this less structured environment. All referrals are evaluated by our Admissions team.
The Transitional Living Program (TLP) provides a supervised independent living experience where residents 16 to 20 years old live in an apartment with up to 3 other youth. Quality staff provide hands-on guidance supporting residents to practice crucial daily living skills in a setting where experiential responsibilities are engaged to prepare for independence. The experienced staff assist residents in learning the necessary skills to live successfully on their own through a life skills curriculum that focuses on self-sufficiency and personal safety. All residents attend weekly groups and work one-on-one with their primary behavioral specialist to set and achieve their goals, with the goal of living independently and becoming contributing members within their community.
TLP provides prescriptive care for all residents within a trauma informed design, as Perseus House is certified in The Sanctuary® Model. Individual Service Plans (ISPs) are developed within 30 days of admission to address individual needs for treatment. TLP staff are responsible to meet with each client weekly to discuss, complete and review treatment goals and objectives identified in the ISP and to discuss general areas of concern. Future planning is an emphasis of treatment plans, as well as transition to the community.
Life Skills Groups include:
- Daily Living Skills
- Self-Care (Physical and Emotional)
- Financial Literacy and Money Management
- Job Readiness
- Career & Education Planning
- Healthy Relationships and Communication
- Driving and Public Transportation
Programming offered on-grounds includes:
- Penncrest School District classroom
- Seeking Safety
- Human Trafficking and Healthy Relationships groups
- Restitution Payment Opportunities
- Community Service Opportunities
Additional services can be accessed within the community based on individual needs. These services can include, but are not limited to:
- Medication Management
- Outpatient Counseling / Therapy
- Public School Enrollment with Penncrest School District
- Blended Spirits Equine Therapy
- Drug and Alcohol Treatment and Education through Pyramid Inc.
- Transportation Solutions
- Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Referral sources include Pennsylvania County Children and Youth agencies and Juvenile Probation offices.