Presentation on theme: "Monthly THP- Plus/THP+FC Conference Call Thursday, March 14 th : 10:00 to 11:00 a.m."— Presentation transcript:
Monthly THP- Plus/THP+FC Conference Call Thursday, March 14 th : 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
AGENDA Welcome and introductions THP+FC Practice discussion: rent in THP+FC Update on the number of approved providers Discussion of issues people are having with the process THP-Plus Report back from of workgroup RE statewide THP-Plus rate Web seminar on 3/20 RE how to use PTS to advocate for program Review of latest quarterly report Next call, Announcements & Upcoming Events Thursday, April 11 th
One Approach to Rent in THP+FC: BAYC All youth will receive a monthly stipend of $790 to be used for for basic living expenses including rent, bills, food, clothing, transportation and other personal expenses. First month in program is considered a “learning” process and rent and utilities are automatically deducting from the youth’s check. All youth receive a bi-monthly check, available on the 1st and 3 rd Tuesday of each month. Youth receive approximately $460.00 on the 1 st Tuesday. From this check youth are expected to pay their rent ($250). On the 3rd Tuesday of the month youth receive approximately $330.00. With this check youth pay their PG&E, phone bill, and the bulk of their monthly expenses. Each month youth are required to create a monthly budget.
One Approach to Rent in THP+FC: BAYC Being in debt with BAYC due to non-payment of rent or utilities results in money being automatically deducted from youth’s future stipend checks until they have paid off debt. Instead of a usual stipend, youth receives $250 in food cards rent and utilities will be deducted An additional $35 will be deducted from stipend for each late bill Remaining stipend will be negotiated with YDS on a case by case basis, with money being deducted monthly until debt is paid off.
Update on the Number of THP+FC Providers 12 licensed providers Sunny Hills Services* Family Care Network, Inc.* Youth for Change* His Ideas, Inc. Youth & Family* Unity Care* TLC Child and Family* Redwood Children’s Services* Changed Lives, Inc./Krista Foster Care Environmental Alternatives* 17 pending
More Info. on THP-Plus Report back from of workgroup RE statewide THP-Plus rate Remote site: $2,540 Single site: $2,540 Host home: $2,220 Web seminar on 3/20 RE how to use PTS to advocate for program
PTS Data from 12/31/12 EMPLOYMENT 56% of participants are working 15% full time 41% part-time 35% of participants are seeking employment 8% of participants are not seeking employment 1% of participants are determined unemployable INCOME Average monthly income: $869.12 Average hourly wage: $9.19 52% report receiving at least one form of public benefit 29% report receiving another form of financial support
PTS Data from 12/31/12 EDUCATION Current Involvement 44% of participants are participating in an educational activity, either completing their high school diploma or GED (23%), AA (71%) or BA (7%) on a part-time or full-time basis 56% of participants are not involved in an educational activity Highest Level of Education 21% have not graduated from high school or completed a GED 77% hold a high school diploma or GED 1% have earned an Associate’s Degree 0% have earned a Bachelor’s Degree
PTS Data from 12/31/12 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 18% of participants are custodial parents 76% report having health insurance; 24% report not having health insurance 96% report a permanent connection with an adult; 4% report no permanent connection 5% of participants have been incarcerated or detained in adult criminal justice system since entering THP-Plus 4% of participants have had an adult misdemeanor or felony conviction since entering THP-Plus