Supportive Transitional Living for Homeless Youth

Youth Transitional Housing (PHASES)

OVERVIEW
Greater Bergen Community Action

PHASES (Program for Homeless Adolescents Seeking and Environment of Stability) is a NJ Stare-licensed supportive transitional living program for homeless youth ages 16-21.  Individual case plans are developed for each resident, focusing on their education, employment, family relationships, financial literacy, nutrition and health.  The overarching goal of PHASES is to reintegrate the youth into their communities as productive, capable, functioning members.

 
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SERVICES
  • Residential: Safe, clean and comfortable housing is provided at GBCA’s Chadwick House, a newly renovated group home centrally located in Hackensack.

  • Life Skills Training: Food preparation, budgeting and money management and vocational and employment search. Independent living skills

  • Educational Instruction: High school/GED support, vocational training and other post educational support.

  • Employment Assistance: Career planning and job search and preparation

  • Health Care: Access to medical, dental and mental health services.

  • Youth Involvement Activities: Recreation, youth advisory councils and mentoring.

  • Other Support Services: Transportation, referral to legal services and other community resources.

WHO WE SERVE
  • Homeless or runaway youth (male and female) ages 16 – 21.

  • Youth cannot stay beyond their 21st birthday."

WHAT TO EXPECT

Youth residents will stay in the residential and supportive housing program for an average of 18-months, based on their individual ability to acquire the necessary independent living skills.

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HOW TO APPLY
  1. Call (201) 489-6586 for more information.

  2. Referrals can be made to PHASES from DYFS, Bergen County Board of Social Services, the juvenile justice system, churches, schools or other organizations.

DOCUMENT CHECKLIST
  1. An acceptable form of identification.

  2. Birth certificate

  3. School records

  4. Proof of age