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Transition to Independence (TIP Model)


What is Transition to Independence?

Sometimes it can be difficult to navigate independence. TIP fills in the gaps for the young people in our communities. The TIP Model is a young adult mental health program. Our dedicated facilitators work with youth 14 –28 years of age (depending on insurance) to help them overcome any barriers to independence they may have. We build plans around goals that TIP youth personally choose in five key areas.

Five Key Focus Areas

Living & Housing Support

Help connect with housing resources such as independent residence, residing with natural, adoptive, or foster family, other family situation (e.g., girlfriend’s family, extended family), semi-independent living, supported living, and group home.

Educational Opportunities

Vocational or technical certification, high school completion or GED certificate, workplace educational programs where placement is related to college/school enrollment, Associate’s degree, Bachelor’s degree and beyond.

Employment & Career Advisory

Competitive employment site, work experience, paid or unpaid, at competitive or entrepreneurial worksite, supported employment with a job coach, transitional employment opportunities, paid or unpaid, at a noncompetitive worksite placement.

Community Life Functioning

Daily living and self-care, maintenance of living space and personal possessions, money management, cooking and nutrition, safety skills and activities, social activities, mobility around the community, access to community agencies and resources, legal services and cultural and spiritual resources.

Personal Effectiveness and Well-Being

Interpersonal relationships, emotional and behavioral well-being, self-determination, communication, physical health and well-being, parenting.

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Get Started

For more information about this program or to apply, please contact Alica Krah, Director of Services or complete the form. 

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