We help young adults (called TAY students) ages 18 to 25, who are experiencing emotional, behavioral and mental health difficulties. Many of the TAY students have aged out of foster care with little support and few skills to transition to adulthood on their own. Most have not completed their education, have limited prospects for finding a job and need support to avoid or overcome drug and alcohol misuse.
We provide students with staff mentors who work one-on-one and in groups to help them develop the skills they need to have homes, jobs, friends and active lives in the community. As mentors, we emphasize education, encouraging students to study for their high school equivalency or give community college a try. We also have a psychiatrist and staff therapists to talk with students and help them to overcome traumas from their past.
We have Transition Age Youth Services in Long Beach and the Antelope Valley that operate from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday thru Friday.
In Long Beach, our TAY Academy is located at 2025 Seventh St. and the phone number is 562-284-0108 .
The Antelope Valley services are located at 506 W. Jackman St. in Lancaster and the phone number is 661-726-2850 .