The difference between Transitional Housing Placement Plus (THP-Plus) and THP-Plus Foster Care (THP+FC)

Q: How are THP Plus and THP Plus Foster Care different?

A: There are several differences between THP-Plus and THP-Plus Foster Care. First, THP-Plus Foster Care (THP+FC) is for youth participating in extended foster care who are between the ages of 18-21, while THP-Plus is for youth that have either opted-out of or aged out of extended foster care and serves youth ages 18-24.  Second, THP+FC is a licensed placement, while THP-Plus is approved by the county.  This means that THP+FC providers must comply with licensing rules set by Community Care Licensing.  Third, THP+FC is a program for youth who are continuing in extended foster are, and thus the youth in THP+FC will continue to have monthly visits with their case manager (social worker or probation officer) and a 6-month court review hearings.  Youth participating in THP-Plus have either opted out of or aged out of extended foster care, and therefore are not subject to any of the requirements that govern placements for youth who are still in foster care.

Citation: Senate Bill 1013

2 thoughts on “The difference between Transitional Housing Placement Plus (THP-Plus) and THP-Plus Foster Care (THP+FC)

  1. amc says:

    if im in THP-Plus FC do i still get the $799 a month?

    • kidsalliance says:

      No, a youth residing in a THP-Plus FC placement does not receive the foster care payment directly and the payment for a THP-Plus FC provider is not $799.

      The amount of the foster care payment varies based on the type of placement (e.g. group homes rates are different than foster home rates). For youth residing in a THP-Plus FC setting, the rate to support the youth depends on whether the youth is living in a single site ($2797/month), scattered site ($ 2797/month) or with a host family ($ 2225/month).

      In most cases, the foster care payment goes directly to the provider. Thus, it is the THP-Plus FC provider that receives the foster care payment when a youth is residing in one of the THP-Plus FC settings. The only foster care placement where the Non Minor Dependent is permitted to receive the payment directly is in a SILP placement, and in the event of a SILP placement the amount of the foster care payment is $799.

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