Transitional Living Resources

Clip art of a young man studying a book.Publications

  • Assessing Outcomes in Youth Programs: A Practical Handbook.
    Authors: R. Sabatelli, S. Anderson, and V. LaMotte. 2001. Available at grants/jjac/jjacpublications.htm.
    This handbook gives practical advice on evaluating youth programs using Positive Youth Development outcomes measures.

  • Covenant House Transitional Living Manual
    Author: Covenant House New York. No date. Available at
    A step-by-step guide to starting and running a transitional living program, based on the experiences of the Rights of Passage program at Covenant House New York.

  • Housing Options for Independent Living Programs
    Author: M. Kroner. 1999. Available from online booksellers.
    This book looks at the variety of housing arrangements that transitional and independent living programs may use, the challenges facing program managers, and ways to measure success.

  • Moving In: Ten Successful Independent/Transitional Living Programs
    Editor: M. Kroner. 2001. Available from Northwest Media, Inc., 362 West 12th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401; (541) 343-6636;
    Staff of 10 transitional and independent living programs across the country describe what makes their programs work.

  • Unlocking the Potential of Homeless Older Adolescents: Factors Influencing Client Success in Four New England Transitional Living Programs
    Editors: M. Wilson and D. Tanner. 2001. Available at
    In this report, FYSB's Region I training and technical assistance provider, the New England Network for Child, Youth & Family Services, investigates the factors that have led to success at four federally funded transitional living programs.

Clip art of a young woman using a home computer.Web Sites

  • Casey Life Skills
    Casey Life Skills offers a free online life skills assessment tool as well as a guide that helps youth workers design a curriculum tailored to their program and their youth population.

  • National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth
    The National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth (NCFY) Web site has links to programs of the Family and Youth Services Bureau, as well as to other Internet resources for youth-serving professionals. NCFY's online literature database contains abstracts of thousands of youth development resources.

  • National Center for Homeless Education
    The National Center for Homeless Education's Web site includes a list of resources by State.

  • National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
    This site has a wealth of information on the rights of homeless people, including homeless and unaccompanied youth, and a helpful guide called "Legal Tools to End Youth Homelessness."

  • National Resource Center for Youth Services
    A great general resource for all types of youth-serving agencies. Look here for trainings, information about Positive Youth Development, and creative funding ideas.
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