Child and Family Services’ Transitional Living Program (TLP) is a voluntary, 12- 18 month program that provides supportive housing, life skills training and support services to young people, ages 18 to 21, who are homeless or transitioning out of foster care. The program is designed to promote self-sufficiency and reduce the risk of future homelessness. Through TLP, young people get the chance to identify their own personal goals and receive help in reaching them. 

CFS also provides assisted independent living services for young people, ages 18-21, who are homeless, pregnant and/or parenting. The program endeavors to help young people make life decisions in a supportive environment. Participants learn to develop parenting skills, life skills and achieve self-sufficiency.

Services provided

The Transitional Living Program offers a full spectrum of independent living services including help with:

  • job skills
  • education
  • nutrition & safety
  • apartment hunting/renting/maintenance
  • money management/budgeting
  • social skills/healthy relationships
  • problem solving/decision making
  • transportation & community resources
  • legal rights/issues
  • self-esteem
  • career exploration

 What is expected of TLP participants?

  • Finish high school or work toward a GED
  • Work full time (35/hour per week) unless a full time student
  • Contribute a portion of income to cover rent and basic utilities
  • Save a percentage of earnings for future
  • Meet with case workers regularly to help focus on goals

Referral process

TLP residents may self-refer, or may be referred by family, social workers, schools, or other professionals who work with the youth.

Virtual Tours

Click here to view videos of some of our Transitional Living Homes


Areas served:

Manchester, Concord, Dover, Littleton



Erin Kelly, Program Director,


Briana McLaughlin, Program Manager
518-4034/722-9027 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(Manchester area)


Mandy Lancaster, Program Manager
851-1230 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(Concord, Dover & Littleton areas)