Transitional Living Program (TLP)
MYSI operates six transitional living programs 24 hours per day, 7 days per week 365 days per year. These homes provide residential and supportive services to youth between the ages of 17 and 21 who are under the guardianship of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (IDCFS) or the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ).
The TLP sites are located on the north and south sides of Chicago and in the south suburbs. These programs make every effort to teach the young adults to become self-sufficient while transitioning to independent living by teaching them the basics of cooking, budgeting and housekeeping as well as developing their social skills and addressing their spiritual needs. Youth may reside in individual apartments and receive 24-hour supervision along with a multitude of services to prepare them to remain independent after transitioning from the child welfare system, by attaining academic and employment success.
Annually the TLP's serves over 487 young adults.