Transitioning out of foster care can provide many new challenges such as access to safe and stable housing.
River Jordan offers transitional living for youth age 18 to 21. Transitional living serves to help youth develop life skills through sharing a house and community space with other youth in transition.
Approximately 1,000 foster youth will age out of the system and enter homelessness each year. River Jordan’s Transitional Housing program aims to lower those numbers and prevent homelessness.
If transitional living is not desired, River Jordan can help foster youth to find an apartment within their budget, gather items to furnish it, and learn life skills of how to maintain it.
Men's Transitional House Resident Handbook The First Step: Reading And Understanding Our Resident Handbook
Everyone's path is different and the steps one takes to reach that goal vary on a case by case basis.
When enrolling with River Jordan, a life skills coordinator will work with you to form a transitional plan and evaluate what is most important to you now and moving forward. When looking into transitional living with River Jordan, it is important to note that you will be within a community of former foster youth each working towards the same goal of taking responsibility of one's own life and becoming a productive member of society.
In the men's transitional home, there are 2 bedrooms each with 2 beds. River Jordan provides a twin bed, bedding, towels, and hygiene products upon move in. A dresser and closet space is also provided to residents.
It is likely that at some point you will experience a roommate during your time with us. If you do not have a roommate, it is guaranteed you will have housemates and share spaces including the living room, dining room, sunroom/study, kitchen, and bathroom. Each person has their own kitchen cupboards and designated space in one of 2 refrigerators. River Jordan does provide some basic kitchen supplies such as pots and pans, silverware, and some appliances.
The house is managed by our Men's Housing Coordinator, Michael Davis-Thomas, who lives in the house with you. Michael is a former foster youth himself who uses his life experiences to better connect with other foster youth and empower them to take responsibility of their own lives and be productive in their individual journeys.
Women’s Transitional House
The First Step: Reading and Understanding Our Resident Handbook
If you have any further questions about what our transitional living program has to offer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (989) 391-4046 to our housing coordinator today.