Community Resource

Acenda Integrated Health

(844) 422-3632
Glassboro

Life Link Homes (LLH) is a permanent supportive housing program that assists homeless youth, especially youth leaving the child welfare system, with life skills and support services to make a successful transition to self-sufficient living and to prevent long-term dependency on social services.

TARGET POPULATION AND COVERAGE AREA:

All youth are 18-21 years of age at time of intake, but once enrolled in Life Link Homes program, youth can remain in program beyond age of 21.  

Youth without viable housing who demonstrate a willingness and ability to accommodate the terms of the lease and make good use of supportive services, demonstrate ability to function independently in a supportive setting, have an interest in achieving stability, and do not present a danger to themselves and others.  Examples of ineligible youth include:  youth with an adverse criminal conviction in the past five years, youth who have been prescribed psychiatric medications and are not medication compliant, youth with cognitive impairments which could impede their ability to fully comprehend and participate in program objectives and goals, and youth who are eligible for the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD).

Upon admission, all youth must reside in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester or Salem counties.

REFERRAL PROCESS:

Referrals may come from a number of sources, including DCPP, transitional and independent living programs, community agencies, and homeless shelters.  Referring agencies or youth must contact the Adolescent Housing HUB at 1-877-652-7624 to gain access to the program.

SERVICES:

1) Housing- The program will provide safe, supportive living accommodations and supportive services for thirty (30) residents.   

2) Life Skill development- assists residents in developing both the life-skills and the personal characteristics needed to enable them to live independently.

3) Educational/ vocational component- assists residents in re-entering school, and/or pursuing higher and vocational education.

4) Career planning/employment component- assists residents to obtain/maintain viable employment.

5) Physical/mental health component- assists residents with appropriate referrals and access to medical and mental health treatment. 

6) Youth engagement- assists residents with the opportunity and a voice to give feedback regarding policy and services as well as allowing the resident to give input into the changes in agency and program procedures.

7) Transportation - The Independent Living Coordinators will teach each resident the skills needed to access public transportation.

LENGTH OF SERVICE: 

Young people who comply with their lease requirements may remain until they determine they have the skills and self-confidence to live fully independently.

Adolescent Community Resource Specialist

(844) 422-3632 x 1217    

Email: [email protected]

Eligibility All youth are 18-21 years of age at time of intake, but once enrolled in Life Link Homes program, youth can remain in program beyond age of 21. Youth without viable housing who demonstrate a willingness and ability to accommodate the terms of the lease and make good use of supportive services, demonstrate ability to function independently in a supportive setting, have an interest in achieving stability, and do not present a danger to themselves and others. Examples of ineligible youth include: youth with an adverse criminal conviction in the past five years, youth who have been prescribed psychiatric medications and are not medication compliant, youth with cognitive impairments which could impede their ability to fully comprehend and participate in program objectives and goals, and youth who are eligible for the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD). Upon admission, all youth must reside in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester or Salem counties.
Age Groups
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
Community Services
Basic Needs / Assistance

Last Updated: 10/23/19