TAP โ€” Transition to Adulthood Program

TAP is a program offered through Staircase Youth Services. The program is designed to help youth ages 17 – 20 years old make a functional transition into adulthood. This unique service targets the older teen/young adult who is homeless or living in a situation that puts them at risk. This program utilizes a host home model in providing housing. Youth are placed in host homes where mentoring and support are provided by a caring adult. Host homes must pass a criminal/sexual background check and a housing inspection. Host homes receive a monthly stipend. Youth are able to stay in the program for up to 18 months. Every participant works closely with the Staircase Homeless Youth Specialist to formulate a plan specific to their needs. They are required to be drug/alcohol free and motivated towards making positive changes in their lives.

Staircase Youth Services, Transition to Adulthood Program (TAP):

  • Assists in securing safe and nurturing living situations
  • Provides financial assistance for housing.
  • Assures school and/or employment opportunities.
  • Provides continual 24-hour support in the event of a crisis.

Eligibility Requirements?

  • 17 – 20 years old.
  • Homeless or at risk.
  • Willing to attend school and/or work.
  • Willing to establish goals and work toward them.
  • Motivation to become independent.

Youth can still receive service if they can’t find a Host Home. The services we provide to TAP youth are the same.

The duration of this program is eighteen (18) months or until the youth’s 21st birthday, whichever comes first.

*Interested in becoming a host home? Contact our office.