Touchstone Village Duval Transitional Living Program
Touchstone Village is a Transitional Living program that has been developed out of a community need. According to the National Survey of Homeless Assistance Providers and Clients, 12% of the homeless population was 17-24 years old. Within three years of aging out of the foster care system, the Annie Casey Foundation reports that 37% will be incarcerated and 50% will be homeless at some point, becoming our new homeless and “disconnected” population.
Currently, Touchstone Village operates on YCC’s campus located in Duval County. Touchstone Village provides transitional living services to young adults, ages 18-21, who may be homeless, aging out of foster care or in a variety of other situations which limit self-sufficiency.
Touchstone Village provides each resident with:
- Rental of an individual apartment (Duval County) for a nominal fee
- Life skills training
- Education planning
- Career development
- Vocational training
- Financial literacy
- Social & personal skills training
- Life coaching
- Case management
This independent living program is designed to take the individual needs of each resident into consideration, but our goal for each individual is the same: to successfully make the transition into a responsible, independent young adult.