The Transitional Living Program is designed to assist homeless youth and young adults with an opportunity to learn the skills necessary to live independently and to gain the self-esteem necessary to survive without living on the streets. This program offers youth and young adults the opportunity to learn employability skills, housekeeping skills, build a resume, and in many cases, learn a different parenting style. The youth that are served by this program are assigned a casemanager that meets with them on a weekly basis. The program places these youth and young adults in scattered site housing (in thier own apartment) and works with them on teaching skills such as budgeting, housekeeping, cooking and positive recreation. Many of the youth that we work with have been neglected as a child, physically and emotionally abused and/or told that they would never amount to anything. This program works with youth to change and streghthen thier own perception of who and what they can be. We work with youth and young adults 16-29 years old. The vast majority of youth and young adults that come to use have nothing accept the clothes that they are wearing. The programs provides all enrolled youth with a starter kit including pots and pans, towels, silverware, glasses, plates, toasters, cooking utensils, salt and pepper shakers etc. The program also trys to provide furniture such as a couch, bed and chairs for the apartment when it is available. Rental assistance is offered to all participants so assist them in getting on thier feet. The program will then work with the participant to pay rent and learn the process of budgeting all bills. The average length of stay is 16 months.