Housing & Support

Housing & Support Services

How It Works

Affordable, secure housing, combined with support services for homeless families or those at risk of homelessness, and current or former Transitional Age Foster Youth (ages 16 to 24) to help them become successfully self-sufficient.

Why We Do It

  • To provide families and youth in need with safe, local affordable housing
  • To help those in care develop the lifeskills necessary to become self-sufficient
  • To help youth to develop a community-based support-system
  • To keep youth in their community and avoid homelessness or incarceration post care

50% of foster youth face homelessness within two years of exiting the foster care system.
25% of the homeless reported in San Luis Obispo County are between the ages of 18 and 24 and many are living "unsheltered."
Children in families experiencing homelessness have increased incidence of illness, and are more likely to have emotional and behavioral problems.
Since the the implementation of our Housing and Support Services, FCNI has housed almost 1,000 youth between the ages of 16 to 24, and served almost 150 homeless families.
$20 million is the amount FCNI is saving the community during the lifespan of the youth in our supportive housing programs.

Programs

Housing Support Program (HSP)
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In Partnership with the Department of Social Services, HSP provides affordable housing for homeless families, or those at-risk of becoming so. Program participants are provided necessary case management services for life skills development, one-on-one guidance, work group classes and community linkage to ensure their successful transition to self-sufficiency post care.
Transitional Housing Placement Program (THPP)
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A structured, intensive program for foster youth preparing to leave the foster care system, providing youth with independent housing, substantial one-on-one counseling, support, instruction and guidance.
Transitional Housing Placement Plus Program (THP+)
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THP+ is a supportive housing program for transitional aged youth (18-24) who are not in foster care. Participants are provided with affordable housing, case management and one-on-one life skill development assistance.
Transitional Housing Placement Plus-Foster Care (THP+-FC)
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Pursuant to AB12, passed into law in 2010 and implemented in 2012, THP+FC is a placement option for foster youth age 18-21 (Non-Minor Dependents) who are provided affordable housing and a wide range of supportive services, including one-on-one lifeskills development assistance and case management in order to successfully establish permanency and self-sufficiency.