Transitional and Independent Living Program


Jenique Dean

Case Managers:

Alexandria Porter

Patricia Aguilar 

Child Link’s Transitional Living Program (TLP) works to provide a stable living environment for impoverished young women over the age of seventeen and one-half who are transitioning into adulthood.

Each girl that comes to the TLP is presented with an individualized plan of achievement, and is expected to work hand-in-hand with her case manager and the other TLP staff to stay on track toward her goals. We use this opportunity to help our girls develop any necessary skills they have not yet mastered, which is included in their individual service plan. The girls are assisted with housekeeping and cooking, as well as learning how to manage their money, including saving up for when they graduate from of our program. Our case managers also coach the girls in different life-skills during their weekly two-hour group meeting. Once the girls complete their time at the TLP they enroll in college and find an apartment of their own or an Independent Living Program.

We encourage all of our girls to seek university admission by helping them with applications, taking them on college tours, and providing mentoring programs.

We are always looking for additional youth mentors to advise our young women who desire to attend college. If you would like more information on becoming a youth mentor, please visit our mentor page, or contact us.