St. Anne`s ~ Bogen Family Center - THP-Plus

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St. Anne’s ~
The Bogen Family Center
A single site model serving 40 pregnant or
parenting youth ages 18 to 24 years old
Services offered on-site
In-home Case Management Services
Child care
In-home Pregnancy and Parenting Support
Mental Health Services
High School
Full Service Medical Clinic
Transitional Housing Program
ORGANIZATIONAL CHART
July 1, 2010
Lauri Collier
SENIOR DIRECTOR OF
RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS AND
SUPPORT SERVICES
DIRECTOR OF
RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT
PROGRAM
Amber Goggia
DIRECTOR OF
TRANSITIONAL HOUSING
LEAD
PROGRAM ASSISTANT
PM PROGRAM
ASSISTANT
(1 FTE)
ON PROGRAM
ASSISTANT
(1FTE)
DIRECTOR OF
SUPPORT SERVICES
CLINICAL SUPERVISOR
FAMILY
ADVOCATE
(1 FTE)
FAMILY
ADVOCATE
(1 FTE)
FAMILY
ADVOCATE
(1 FTE)
PROPERTY MANAGER
FAMILY
ADVOCATE
(.5 FTE)
St. Anne’s 2010 Discharge Data to
Permanent Housing
 34 young mothers have been discharged from the
program
 66% (23 of 34) were discharged into Permanent
Housing
 43% (10 of 23) were discharged into Permanent Affordable
Housing
 56% (12 of 23) were discharged into Permanent Housing, usually
with a family member or father of child.
 29% (10 of 34) were discharged into another transitional
living program (6 of the 10 discharged youth were when THP-Plus funding
ended in January 2010)
 2% (1 of 34) were discharged into a substance abuse
rehabilitation program (and re-entered the program)
St. Anne’s ~ The Bogen Family
Center
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 213.381.2931 x246
United Friends of the Children
Pathways Transitional Living
Program
United Friends of the Children
 History
 Founded in 1979
 Dedicated to supporting foster youth in the journey to becoming
successful, independent adults
 Partners in first transitional housing program in the nation
 Overall Philosophy
 Belief that consistent relationships over time have the greatest impact
on youth
 Importance of quality programming
 College Sponsorship & College Readiness Programs
 College Readiness Program: 7th–12th graders
 College Sponsorship Program: 5 years of financial and other support
toward college graduation
 Pathways Transitional Housing Program
 In operation since 2002
 18-24 months (including AIT)
 Alumni Program: services continue indefinitely
Pathways THP
Basic Facts
60 beds
Five apartments complexes in LA County
Two new sites under construction
Long Beach – projected to be complete July
2011 (13 beds)
Whittier – projected to be complete spring 2012
(10 beds)
New sites will bring core program capacity
to 83 beds
Pathways Program Highlights
Identify and build on individual strengths
Youth receptivity as a key ingredient for
change
Empowerment model that tolerates
mistakes and requires responsibility
Importance of a consistent counselorresident relationship
Goals
 Prevent emancipated foster youth who are at imminent
risk of homelessness from becoming homeless
 Offer dynamic and comprehensive services to
emancipated youth who are receptive to a program with
enriched service offerings beyond housing
 Provide youth with the necessary life skills and emotional
support to become financially self-supporting and
emotionally stable
 Serve as a model for programs serving former foster
care youth and disseminate information learned from the
program to interested service providers
Pathways Transition Program
 Transition team
Property Manager, Advocacy Counselor and resident
 Transition discussions begin immediately
 Monthly transition meetings begin in 12th month
of program
Discuss income vs. reality of housing costs
Planning for AIT
Review potential road blocks
 Credit status
 Rent payment history
 Budget
Alumni Program
 Tracking outcomes is essential and youth need
our ongoing commitment
 Services and support for all youth, not just
program graduates
 There must be something of value for youth to
maintain connection
 At UFC, the value is multi-faceted
A relationship that they care about
Workshops, activities, and events designed for alumni
by alumni
Emergency support when times are tough
Alumni Services
 Alumni Youth Advocate
 Serves as the point of contact between Pathways alumni and the program
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Ongoing support for mental health services
Internship opportunities and career support
Emergency financial support
Alumni Events
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Annual Alumni Weekend Retreat
Quarterly Career Dinner
Summer Barbecue
Thanksgiving and Christmas Events
Internet social networking pages (Facebook and My Space)
Alumni Newsletter
Follow Up Service Forms are filled out by alumni at all events
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Current address
Employment status (full time or part-time)
Educational status (where in school)
Do they have children? Are they expecting children
 Permanent Housing Partnerships
 Casa Dominguez
 7 units, 10 beds
Statistics
The moment of transition does not tell the
whole story.
Since 2002:
In contact with 74% of all Pathways participants
(even those who did not complete)
As of June 2010, 89% in stable housing
74% employed
How Do We Do It?
Flexible funding streams
Belief that an ongoing investment in youth
after the program is a good investment
We said we were family, it is our
responsibility to be there for them over
time
Hire the right people – creative, caring,
committed, and skilled
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