Unity Care’s Transition to Independence Process (TIP) serves Transition Aged Youth 14-24 in west Placer County who are experiencing emotional and/or behavioral difficulties. Youth receive assistance to make a successful transition into adulthood by setting and achieving their own personal goals related to the five transition domains.
The Transition to Independence Process (TIP) model was developed to engage youth/young adults in their own future planning process to help better prepare them for the often difficult transition to adulthood. We provide young adults with culturally and developmentally-appropriate services and supports, and include their families and other informal key players in a guided process. We do this as a group effort, utilizing a team of individuals as “planning partners” that the youth/young adult identifies as supportive to them.
TIP ensures that youth play an integral role in planning their future toward independence. Services are youth-centered, future-focused, non-judgmental and strengths-based to provide a better chance of success. Transition facilitators and planning partners work closely with each youth to provide the following services:
Community involvement is essential in responding to the unique needs and challenges these young people face. TIP gives youth the tools they need to be empowered, to tap into the resources that are available, and to more easily transition to adulthood.
Youth become empowered by being able to define their own path toward adulthood. As a result of the process, youth may become happier, healthier, independent and contributing members of their local community.
Transition to Independence Process Brochure (409.8 KiB)
For more information about Unity Care’s Transition to Independence Process (TIP) Program, contact our TIP Program Manager at (530) 886-5473.