Transitional Age Youth
Five Acres Transitional-Age Youth (TAY) Program provides current and emancipated foster youths ages 16 to 26 years old with the support and services needed to become fully independent and self sufficient adults. TAY program provides career development training and assistance with learning the skills they need. Graduates meet regularly with a full-time counselor to monitor academic progress, celebrate their achievements and strengthen their ability to live responsibly and independently. Referral Form (PDF) Housing Form (PDF)
• 16 to 26 years of age
• Youths age 16 to 21 years old must be Medi-Cal eligible
• Current foster youth within the Foster Care or Juvenile Justice System
• Emancipated foster youth from the Foster Care or Juvenile Justice System
• History of DCFS placement after age 16
• Financial assistance – rent subsidies, grocery cards, and bus pass
• Housing – securing and maintaining housing
• Internship Program
• Mentoring Program
• Job – readiness training and assistance
• Educational advocacy and support
• Independent living skills training
• Referrals and linkage to needed services
Scholarship funds provide education support for vocational and college tuition, books, fees and supplies. The Nash Scholarship Fund is a major provider of education funds for Five Acres' youth graduating from our group homes.
Chinling Chen, LCSW
Program Supervisor for Group Home and Transitional Age Youth Program
4401 Santa Anita Avenue, Suite 100
El Monte, CA 91731
|James speaks on his Five Acres TAY experience.
||Monet speaks about her Foster/Adoption experience.
||Loudean tells about adopting & ongoing support.