Transitional Housing Program (THP)

The Transitional Housing Program, funded through the Department of Child Safety, provides accommodation and support (share house and outreach placement unit) to young people, aged 15-17 years with moderate to complex support needs, currently in the care of Child Safety Services (Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services) and who have a readiness to transition into alternative independent accommodations.

Supported Independent Living is care provided to young people in residential premises by paid or contracted workers. It involves individual or small group living and is most suited to young people aged 15-17 years  of age with moderate to high needs who are in the process of transitioning from care to independent living.

Placement needs and related supports of young people referred by Child Safety Services (Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services) will be identified in a departmental case plan and departmental transition from care plan for each child and be subject to regular reviews.

  • THP provides practical support to young people in preparation for transitioning to independent living by :
    • supporting the development and enhancement of the young person’s life skills and self-care.
    • assisting young people to develop or improve their social skills and relationships, including with family, peers and other social networks as appropriate.
    • increasing the young person’s access to information and community supports, including in relation to future accommodation, housing, health and income support.
    • facilitating access of young people to ongoing education, employment and skills acquisition opportunities.
  • Case planning and placement decision-making undertaken by Child Safety Services will occur through