Transitional Living Services

Program Goal

  • Assist youth in gaining the skills & knowledge needed to transition out of Foster Care & to live independently.guidehomeprogram
  • Coordinate a team of support persons to assist youth in reaching their goals.
  • Utilize the Foster Club Toolkit as well as resources in the community.

Eligibility  (Youth may qualify for services if )

They are age 16 or older and currently in state foster care; “aged out” of foster care and not yet 21 years old; were in foster care at age 18, or after their 16th birthday, have had a guardianship established or adoption finalized.

Program Requirements

Complete Ansell Casey Life Skills Assessment yearly to use as a roadmap for support.

Create a Transitional Living Plan outlining goals every six months. Meet with Transitional Living Services (TLS) manager at least monthly to work on goals & address barriers.

Academic Support

High school graduation or GED completion incentive funds. Education Training Voucher – must be enrolled in post secondary school before age 21. Funds for tuition, housing, books and living expenses.

Career and Job Preparation

Career assessments, resume writing, job search, interview skills & job shadow.

Housing Education/ Home Management Support  

Resources for finding affordable rental, saving for a deposit, navigating landlord/tenant responsibilities, home safety & household set up.

Budget and Financial Management

Assist, develop and maintain budget, set up bank account, balance checkbook.

Health Education & Risk Prevention

Family Support & Marriage Counseling, Birth control & STD prevention, nutrition, self-care, mental health, healthy relationships & communication skills.

Accessing Community Resources

Acquiring documents – birth certificate, ID’s, drivers’ license, etc.


For more information about Transitional Living Services:

Missoula Area:

Andrea Graham, Transitional Living Coordinator, Dan Fox Family Care Program – Missoula
515 S. Reserve Street, Suite 5
PO Box 7616
Missoula, MT 59807
Phone: (406) 541-1661
Fax: (406) 543-0356
agraham@youthhomesmt.org

Melissa Sundberg, Transitional Living Coordinator, Dan Fox Family Care Program – Missoula
515 S. Reserve Street, Suite 5
PO Box 7616
Missoula, MT 59807
Phone: (406) 541-1668
Fax: (406) 543-0356
msundberg@youthhomesmt.org

Helena Area:

Synda Savage, Transitional Living Services Manager , Dan Fox Family Care Program – Helena
619 North Last Chance Gulch
Helena, MT 59601
Office: (406) 443-4730
Fax: (406) 442-0248
ssavage@youthhomesmt.org