The Transitional Housing Placement Program (THPP) is for Dependent Children of the Court in California aged 16-18 years old. Services in the Ventura County area are provided by Aspiranet, and consist of a home site for up to 6 participants who are responsible enough to live independently. THPP offers on-site support and participants must go through an application process for entry into the program. For more information about THPP, talk to your social worker or call (805) 654-3405 and ask to speak with the Placement Coordinator.
The following resources are available to any county resident and may also be accessed by emancipated and foster youth.
Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) Through the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Ventura County Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) is making funds available to local residents who would be homeless but for this assistance. The intent is to help with housing stability. Telephone numbers English (805) 385-8585 Spanish (805) 385-1800.
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Emerging adults can transition into one of two placement arrangements depending on the level of independent living skills demonstrated. They can also opt out completely.
Foster Family – Extended Foster Care– appropriate for emerging adults who need more time to develop their independent living skills.
Emerging adults who reach agreements with their current foster families to continue living with them, but who need more time to develop their independent living skills, will enter into a Foster Family – Extended Foster Care placement arrangement. Under this arrangement, the foster parents will continue to receive the approved basic rate (plus any other allowable special reimbursements).
Supervised Independent Living – Extended Foster Care– reserved for emerging adults with adequate independent living skills.
Emerging adults who reach agreements with their current foster families to continue living with them, and who have adequate independent living skills, will enter into a “supervised independent living – extended foster care” arrangement. Under this arrangement, the emerging adult can receive the approved basic rate (plus any other allowable special reimbursements).
Financial arrangements for both types of placements as well as agreements for curfew times, chores, and other such household “rules” will vary according to the decisions reached by each household. Children & Family Services social workers will be available to help facilitate conversations, as needed, and agreements will be documented in the Mutual Agreement for Extended Foster Care.