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
Are you interested in learning about how to get into the TLP program or know a young person who is? Take a look at TLP Application process for more information:
TLP Application Process & Overview

 

FORMS
TLP Application

For more information about the New Day Transitional Living Program contact:
Quinn Donnay, Transitional Living 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
 

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.