Touchstone Village Clay Transitional Living Program
Touchstone Village Clay is a Transitional Living program that has been developed out of a community need and community collaboration. Per the Clay County School Board, in the 2017-2018 school year 118 unaccompanied homeless youth were enrolled. Unaccompanied homeless youth are young people experiencing homelessness who are not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian. According to School House Connection, 4.2 million youth and young adults experience homelessness each year. The prevalence of youth homelessness is similar in rural, suburban and urban areas. Homelessness is associated with an 87% likelihood of dropping out of school. At the same time, the highest risk factor for youth homelessness is the lack of a high school diploma or GED. Youth without those basic education credentials are 4.5 times more likely to experience homelessness. YCC is excited for the opportunity to provide stable transitional housing to the young adults in Clay County to help with this need.
Touchstone Village Clay operates near the St. Johns River in Clay County. Transitional living services are provided to young adults, ages 18-21, who may be homeless, needing independent living skills sessions, aging out of foster care, leaving a group home, and/or in a variety of other situations which limit self-sufficiency. For those young adults that may already have stable housing, YCC will offer individual and group independent living skills sessions in the schools and community.
Touchstone Village Clay provides each Resident with:
- Shared living space (if needed in Clay County)
- Case Management
- Independent Living Skills
- Education planning
- Career development
- Vocational training
- Social & personal skills training
- Life coaching
- Case Management
- Substance abuse referrals (as needed)
Touchstone Village Clay is sponsored by YCC, LSF Health Systems, LLC and the State of Florida Department of Children and Families.
Speak with someone about Touchstone Village Clay
To receive an application or to speak with a staff member about Touchstone Village, please fill out the form below and an application will automatically be sent to your email. One of our staff members will contact you regarding Touchstone Village. If this is a medical or mental health emergency, please dial 911.
The kids are home from school and you’re probably working from home as the world continues to deal with COVID-19. For some
As our country continues to deal with COVID-19, the term ‘social distancing’ continues to pop up. Social Distance is a big reason
If we’re not already wondering ourselves, someone is probably joking about it on social media: “what day is it?” The CDC has