This report describes findings from the Transitional Living Program (TLP) Youth Outcomes Study (YOS). The TLP is a grant program for runaway and homeless youth ages 16 through 21, funded by the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), TLPs provide a package of supports consisting of transitional housing, wrap-around support services, and intensive case management to provide safety and emotional support and help youth build self-sufficiency. Although the TLP has served youth for more than 30 years, little research exists on the outcomes of its participants.
ACF’s Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) and FYSB contracted with Abt Associates to evaluate the TLP. This report is one of three studies that is part of the Transitional Living Program Evaluation Studies. In March 2021, ACF published the TLP Special Population Demonstration Report. In the fall of 2021, ACF published the Transitional Living Program Pilot Test of a Randomized Controlled Trial: November 2016 to August 2017 report. These publications are available at https://www.acf.hhs.gov/opre/project/transitional-living-program-evalua….