24 River Street New Haven, CT 06513

New Haven

Housing Plus Services

Youth Continuum

This is a multi-service youth agency providing a full continuum of housing services for youth, including: federally funded emergency shelter (FYSB) and transitional living programs (FYSB, HUD), Individualized Independent Program, Preparing Adolescents for Self Sufficiency (P.A.S.S.) -level housing, four therapeutic group homes, and a Community Housing Assistance Program (CHAP). The organization also provides street outreach, and education and job training for youth and young adults.
Emergency Shelter funded through FYSB's Basic Center Program provides up to 21 days of shelter for youth under age 18. The New Haven-area shelter also provides basic necessities, and mental health assessment and counseling, while more permanent housing is being sought. 


Transitional Living Program provides stable housing and comprehensive support services to runaway and homeless youth ages 16-21 who are outside of the foster care, juvenile justice, mental health and other child welfare systems. Services address life skills development, social-emotional wellbeing, mental and physical health, interpersonal relationships, education and employment using a trauma-informed, positive youth development framework. 


HUD Transitional Living services include housing, basic needs and support services to eligible homeless youth and their families, through partnership with New Haven Regional Alliance to End Homelessness.  Individualized Independent Program provides homeless youth in DCF care with safe housing, case management, individual therapy, financial counseling and life skills training. Funded in part by DCF.

The Odyssey House in New Haven is a P.A.S,S.-level group home offers trauma-informed services within a positive youth development framework, designed to prepare young people for the transition to independent living. The home uses a youth governance model and is designed as a step-down program for youth leaving juvenile justice or intensive residential care settings. Therapeutic Group Homes are located in East Haven, North Haven, and Bridgeport (two sites), and provide intensive clinical services to young men ages 14-21. Two of the homes focus on youth with serious psychiatric illness, one is for youth with psycho-sexual behavior disorders, and one works with youth who have significant conduct disorders and/or aggressive behaviors.

CHAP offers independent living apartments and case management services for youth ages 17 through 23. Youth may self-refer or be referred by DCF.

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