Transition Age Youth Initiative

Transition age youth are at an exciting time in their life journey: they build identity and express individuality, learn to take meaningful risks, and discover more of their strengths as they navigate new terrain.

For youth and families that have experience with the mental health system, this is also a time in one’s life that can represent uncertainty, as youth prepare to leave children’s services to either pursue a life in the community without formal support, or transition into adult services. The 2017 TAY Initiative offers consultative and educational support to organizational teams that want to promote resilience in their work.

Via Hope defines Transition Age Youth as youth and young adults ages 16-24. The Transition Age Youth (TAY) Initiative aims to help organizations learn and develop practices that support and expect resiliency, assist youth to transition to young adulthood making their own life-supporting decisions, and elevate youth voice in a way that improves services and the environment. Recovery Institute initiatives are designed to support the implementation of new practices, shift organizational culture, promote innovation, and increase collaboration within and among teams.

To learn more about Via Hope's youth and young adult engagement initiatives, please contact our Transition Age Youth Coordinator.

The 2017 Recovery Institute Application will open on October 19th!

Related Resources

2017 Recovery Institute Application Supplement Read More