Housing Plans

Transitional Living Program

Services in rural Southwest Colorado offered through the Transitional Living Program (TLP) are designed to help young people, ages 18-24 who are struggling with housing insecurity reach their goals and prevent youth from being unhoused. The TLP can help support qualifying youth with stable living accommodations for up to 12 months. The TLP provides services to help young people develop skills necessary to move to independence and life as healthy, productive adults. Oak Tree Youth Resources and our TLP provide services to help young people seek housing, apply for TLP deposit support, and rental assistance, job interview preparation, develop skills necessary to move towards independence, and live as healthy, productive, self-sufficient adults. Oak Tree Youth Resources can work together with youth to locate living accommodations, as housing stability can be pivotal in a young persons mental health. This is case by case, up to 18 months, as funding is available. Please text or call us with any questions. 970-335-9667.

While in the Transitional Living Program:

  • OTYR offers some assistance in locating and paying for housing to prevent youth homelessness.
  • Youth pay their renters deposit (with some financial assistance)
  • Youth pay their monthly rent (with some financial assistance) giving them the chance to establish rental history over the term of their lease.
  • Youth must be working.
  • Youth can learn:
  • Independence, and develop decision making skills
  • Money management, budgeting, consumer education, use of credit
  • Interpersonal skill-building
  • Educational opportunities, such as High School graduation, GED preparation, and vocational education
  • Job interview preparation and attainment skills
  • Where to find mental and physical health support

Please donate at https://givebutter.com/UY3aQg

Every dollar counts! Your gift goes directly to supporting our programs and services for under-served youth of Southwest Colorado.

Contact us at oaktreedurango@gmail.com or 970-335-9667

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