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.
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.