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Transitional

Living Program

a home to call your own.
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What is TLP? 

TLP (Transitional Living Program) is a service offered to help assist young people just like you who may be experiencing homelessness by providing housing and supporting services including help finding a job and learning life skills such as cooking.

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How does it work?

Youth ages 17 - 24 are eligible to apply for their very own apartment. Once approved, we pair you with a case manager who helps you navigate the world with a focus on your life skills, finding and holding a job, and education to help you move towards self-sufficiency and out of homelessness.

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How can you apply?

If you are between the ages of 17 - 24 and are currently homeless and have 5 minutes to spare, our online application makes it easy to apply for our Transitional Living Program. 

meet

Our TLP Team Members

Demetries

Baldwin

Case Manager

Regina

Dao

Case Manager

Phil

Hollecker

Case Manager

Katie

McCafferty 

Case Manager

Stella

Rollins

Case Manager

Garret

Starr

Case Manager

Sarah

Jabr

Transitions Coordinator

Donna

Mancini

Admissions Specialist

Theressa

Radford

Education and Employment Specialist

Jessica

Walton

Education and Employment Specialist
 

Frequently Asked Questions

TLP Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Transitions Program?


The Transitions Program is for young adults who are currently experiencing homelessness. The program helps with case management, employment, and education; while offering short-term housing to help youth get on their feet.




Do I qualify for the Transitions Program?


If you are 17 to 24 years old, and literally homeless; you meet the initial program requirements.




How do I know if I’m homeless and without resources?


You meet homeless requirements if you are…

  1. Sleeping/Camping Outside
  2. Staying at a homeless shelter
  3. Sleeping in your Car
  4. Couch Surfing (a new place every few days)
  5. Staying in an abandoned house/apartment




I stay with my family, but it feels like a toxic environment. Can I still qualify?


If you are living with family, you are not considered homeless. If you are struggling in your family’s home – please consider reaching out to a counselor at YST to help with any conflicts that might be making things hard.




How long does it take to get into the program?


We have a limited number of apartments in the Transitions program. The admissions process usually takes 2 to 3 weeks, and if accepted into the program, youth will go on the housing waitlist. It can sometimes take several weeks before apartments are open.




How can I meet basic needs while I’m waiting? (shower, food, clothes, etc.)


Youth can visit The Station, the YST Drop-In Center to meet basic needs during the waiting process. The Station is open Monday-Friday, 11am to 4pm. Youth can go anytime to get a hot meal, take a shower, do laundry, etc. during open hours.





311 S Madison Ave, Tulsa, OK 74120 | ​Tel: 918.582.0061​ | youthservices@yst.org

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