Transitional Living Program, the first step in our two-step older adolscent living programs, serves youth between the ages of 17 and 21. The goal of each program is to help youth successfully complete high school and gain work experience along with helping the youth build a support system wrapped around them for long term stability.

Youth in the Transitional Living Program live in one of four locations which are staffed around-the-clock with Lawrence Hall Life Skills Educators. Training groups teach budgeting, employment skills, career planning, financial competence, time management, and basic apartment upkeep in order to prepare them to move to an independent living situation.

Lawrence Hall’s Older Adolescent Programs annually serves more than 100 young adults who through their history of being abused and/or neglected have suffered severe trauma. The program provides comprehensive services designed to meet the individuals needs as they prepare to lead productive lives on their own.

The Older Adolescent Program has two levels: the Transitional Living Program-serving youth between the ages of 17 and 21, and Independent Living—serving youth between the ages of 19 and 21. The goal of each program is to help youth successfully complete high school and gain work experience along with helping the youth build a support system wrapped around them for long term stability.


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I came to Lawrence Hall at the age of 17 after being in and out of different foster homes. Lawrence Hall provided a place for me to live and taught me the necessary skills to live on my own. I feel that I have the skills I need so that I will never become homeless - Teresa*