Casa North – Transitional Living for Young Adults (TLYA)
Casa North – Transitional Living for Young Adults (TLYA) is a CYFD funded program that provides residential and scattered site services for youth ages 16-23.
Priority is given to youth that are in CYFD custody and in the Fostering Connections program; involved with juvenile justice and/or tribal social services. Community referrals are accepted but must be cleared for acceptance by CYFD. See description below for additional priority referrals.
YDI utilizes a One Site Model (located in Rio Rancho, NM) with a 24 hour supervised home setting that can house up to five (5) youths at a time and a Scattered Site Model which is comprised of leased apartments in the community for another five (5) youths. Services include: assessment, individual therapy; case management; educational assistance; employment assistance; life and social skills training; independent living skills training and linkage to other resources. Additional priority will be given to youth referred to the program that are high needs youth, who are considered to be at the greatest risk of homelessness due to one or more of the following indicators:
- Pregnant or parenting youth
- No high school diploma or GED
- Lack of family support network
- Learning disabilities
- Developmental disabilities
- Mental Health or Behavioral Health Diagnosis
- Little or no attachment to the labor force
- Multiple placements while in the Foster Care System
- Previous engagement with the Juvenile Justice System
- History of substance abuse
- Identification as LGBTQ+
- History of criminal/sexual offenses