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Transitional Life Coach (TLC)

Our Transitional Life Coach (TLC) program supports youth, ages 16-21, who are nearing adulthood with little system of support, a history of behavioral health issues, and who have not been successful with traditional services.

Tapping into St. Johns, Volusia, Flagler, and Putnam county community services, TLCs help youth overcome and manage life challenges including: housing, educational needs, employment, and medical and behavioral health concerns.

WE INCREASE ACCESS TO:

  • Housing

  • Mental health services (counseling, psychiatric, and medication management)

  • High school diploma/GED

  • Employment, vocational training or higher education

  • Primary care physicians

WE DECREASE ACCESS TO:

  • Substance abuse

  • Homelessness

  • Involvement with law enforcement

  • Incidents of Baker Acts, and/or Crisis Stabliziation Services

 

CONTACT:

Fred Baker
Coaches Supervisor
FredB@sayskids.org

 
 
TLCs use wraparound services to develop
a concerete support system of community
members, family members, friends, and
service providers.
— Fred Baker, TLC Supervisor

    ADMISSION CRITERIA

  • 16-21 Years of age

  • Residing in Putnam, St. Johns, Flagler, or Volusia county

  • Has a mental health diagnosis as defined by the DSM-V or demonstrating behaviors that rise to the level of a DSM-V diagnosis

  • Lack of supports that could lead to homelessness, unemployment, school disruption, or hospitalization

  • Involved in Extended Foster Care/Independent Living Services but additional supports are warranted

  • Teen parent with little to no support

  • Department of Juvenile Justice: Direct Release into the community with a mental health diagnosis

  • Stepping down from a higher level of care: Group Home, BHOS, or SIPP (Within 6 months prior to turning 18)

    Please send referral forms to Heather Price