Transition Age Youth (TAY)
NAMI Urban Los Angeles offers goal planning, supported education, supported employment, health and wellness classes, peer mentoring and social activities for Transition Age Youth (TAY). TAY are young people between the ages of sixteen and twenty-four who are in transition from state custody or foster care and are at-risk.
The transition ages 15 to 25 span both the child and adult service systems and combines the shortcomings of each system with the problems of coordinating across the two.
Research suggests that transition age youth require significant support from their families and effective services throughout the transition period. While many families of young people with serious mental health conditions are a wonderful and central resource for their young adult child, many other families are less able to provide sufficient support because of limited resources due to low income, single-parenting, the challenges of parenting a child with a serious chronic condition, and parental difficulties.
Along with building a bridge between service systems, our Transition Age Youth (TAY) programs help young people build the skills to live independently. We focus on the types of skills they need – education, employment, housing – to help them move into adulthood and the community at large on a path to recovery.
NAMI Urban Los Angeles offers goal planning, supported education, supported employment, health and wellness classes, peer mentoring and social activities for transition age youth. For TAY resources, visit our Resources page!
Advocating, educating, and supporting people with mental illness and their families.
4305 Degnan Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90008