Transitional Age Youth
After your 18th birthday, you can no longer get services from the same systems of care that supported you when you were a child. Like many young people, you may be struggling to get started in adult life.
All Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW) members ages 16-25 are eligible for Transitional Age Youth Case Management services. Transitional age youth (TAY) means young people between the ages of 16 and 25 who are moving out of state custody or foster care.
CHPW Case Managers and Care Coordinators offer referrals to behavioral health providers who have special programs designed to meet your needs. These programs are created with your needs and stage of life in mind, and are built around you as an individual.
Services may include:
- Casey Life Skills Assessment (CLSA) and plan
- Educational support
- Help getting housing
- Employment support
- Help establishing stable and healthy connections
- Case management
- Funding (for self-sufficiency and/or obtaining transitional living goals)
When appropriate, your Case Manager may refer you to the Transitional Living Program through the Washington State Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF).
To learn more about the Transitional Living Program through DCYF, visit their website.