Programs & Services

Transitional Living Program

The New Day Youth and Family Services Transitional Living Program (TLP) is a 6-18 month program for youth ages 17-22. New Day TLP takes a holistic approach to working with young people.

Our overarching goal is for youth to progress in three domains:

1) functional skills;
2)interpersonal relationships and skills; and
3) internal wellness and self-knowledge.

Housing provides the stabilizing factor that allows youth to achieve these goals and fulfill their dreams. Twenty-one apartments are available throughout the community.

HOW TO GET STARTED WITH TLP
1) Attend 2 Life Skills Academy  (LSA) Classes

2) Fill out and turn in TLP Application

3) Attend 1st Interview (2 LSA Classes Completed) 

4) Complete a Clinical Assessment 

5) Attend 2 additional Life Skills Academy (LSA) Classes

6) Attend 2nd Interview (4 LSA Classes Completed)

 

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

New Day TLP is a comprehensive, innovative program that offers safe and stable housing options, Wraparound Care Coordination, and life skill education utilizing a strength’s based, PYD framework for transition age youth. Our TLP offers two different housing options to best support young people: on-site and scattered site. On-site provides additional structure and support for young people who need more assistance transitioning into independence. Housing units are connected to the Life Skills Academy building, with a common area for young people to gather. An on-site staff office provides readily available access to supports through staff, community members and other youth. On-site program goals are to provide youth with stability and time to acclimate to a new environment; meet basic needs; assist youth developing a personal vision and connecting with other youth; offer youth leadership opportunities through tours and peer orientation; and focus on education and employment as primary goals. One TLP coordinator provides direct support to six on-site youth and is assisted by two TLP specialists who provide hands on, day-to-day support. An on-site stay is usually between 4–6 months, after which youth move off-site into scattered site apartments. The scattered-site option reflects a more independent living experience. Staff provide less day-to-day supports (rides, laundry, cleaning, etc.) to off-site youth, since the goal is for them to realize they can find the resources and supports they need on their own, or realize they need to develop more.

 

For more information about the New Day Transitional Living Program contact:
Quinn Donnay, TLP Program Manager: 505-270-8608, qdonnay@ndnm.org

For more information about the Life Skills Academy contact:
Cesar Gonzalez, Life Skills Academy Coordinator: (505)377-0608, cgonazlez@ndnm.org.

View the New Day Life Skills Academy Calendar at www.abqlifeskills.org