Q: I am not happy in my current placement and want to move to transitional housing (THP+FC), but my county social worker is telling me that there aren’t any placements available. Is there anything that I can do?
A: There are three things you can do. First, make sure that both you and your social worker are aware of all available THP+FC providers in your area. The number of providers has grown quickly in recent months and it is possible that there are new providers available. There is now THP+FC housing in 48 of California’s 58 counties, so unless you are in a remote area, there should be a licensed provider that offers housing in your county. For an updated list of licensed THP+FC providers by county, follow this LINK.
Second, if there is a THP+FC provider in your area, but it is full at the moment, call to see if you can be notified when there is availability. Then, check back periodically.
Finally, consider contacting providers in adjacent counties to ask if they are considering providing THP+FC in your area. This will not meet your immediate needs, but will give you information about whether there will be additional housing forthcoming or not.