The Transitional Housing for Homeless Youth (THY) Program
provides comprehensive services that address the most pressing
needs homeless youth have: a safe, stabile home; income adequate
to meet their most basic needs; and assistance and direction in
overcoming the problems that interfere with their ability to live
independently. The program encourages
self-sufficiency by giving young people
opportunities to exercise leadership and responsibility, build skills,
and get involved in their communities.
THY services are available to male and female youth ages 14 to 21
who are homeless or living in a shelter. They must attend school or
be employed. Client-youth are located in various apartments located
in the Quad Cities community. The apartments are furnished through
donations from the community. There is on-going, random monitoring
of all client youth 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
The THY Program places a strong emphasis on case management and supervision services and
provides the following assistance:
Educational counseling or referral placement;
Assistance with food, clothing vouchers, and transportation;
Mental health services;
Allowance and housing assistance;
Community medical, dental, and psychiatric services;
Recreational and leisure activities;
Community vocational training skills;
Assistance with resolving legal issues;
Individual assistance based on client needs.
The Scott County Continuum of Care consists of several community organizations including:
|• Bethany for Children & Families
• Community Health Care
• DeLaCerda House
• Family Resources, Inc.
|• Humility of Mary Housing Services, Inc.
• Humility of Mary Shelter, Inc.
• The Salvation Army Family Service Center
• Vera French Housing Corporation