Permanency Belongs to All Youth
Nalls Foundation F.D. Home is a six-bed Short Term Residential Therapeutic Center for females and transgenders, ages 15 to 19, providing behavior management and counseling services as a means of minimizing at-risk behaviors and improving family relationships. All services are designed to reinforce positive change through guidance, support and education.
Who We Serve
F.D. Homes serves adolescent females and LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) youth. We are licensed by the state of California and we serve youth from all counties.
F.D. Homes provides young women and transgenders with a structured program and clear expectations to give them a foundation for stabilizing their lives and moving forward with their future. The average length of placement at F.D. Homes is six to nine months, at which time most youth are transitioned to permanent home which may include family or independent living. Aftercare services are arranged to ensure that residents continue to work toward their goals.
F.D. Homes Program structure for each resident includes the following:
- Group therapy
- Customized individual counseling
- Weekly Chores
- Attend School Daily
- Extra Curricular Activities (ILSP, YMCA, art, employment)
- LGBT Support Workshop
- HIV Prevention Workshop
- One-on-One with Staff Counselors
- Medical and Dental care
Every youth placed in the F.D. Homes program will receive customized counseling and support on a daily basis from program staff to address their needs. In order to meet their goals, the program has developed five steps to success that address the primary service issues that need to be addressed in helping youth make a successful transition with their families and independent living.
5 Steps to Success
2. Personal Care and Future Goals
3. Education and Career Planning
4. Employment and Work Skills
5. Family and Transition Planning
Nalls Transitional Home
Nalls Transitional Home is designed to assist young adults between the ages of 18-21 years of old on how to live cooperatively with others.
The young adults will sign a shared Living Agreement (SLA) with the Case Manager which is a contract between the Resident and the program.