Penny Lane provides resources for young people who are aging out of foster care.
Transitional Housing Program: Our Transitional Housing Program is built to assist at-risk or homeless youth ages 18-24. These young people will stay at properties maintained by Penny Lane Centers. While they’re staying with us, they’ll learn independent living skills that they need to become self-sufficient and live on their own. We also provide employment services, life skills training, medical assistance, case management, and substance use disorder treatment.
Housing Supported Services Program: We provide critical mental health resources for people who are formerly homeless and living in Permanent Supportive Housing. It’s a field-based program that focuses on intensive mental health care services, intensive case management, and substance use disorder treatment. Our resources are critical in helping people who are formerly homeless make a successful recovery and become self-sufficient.
Transition Age Youth (TAY) Drop-In Center: We operate 8 drop-centers around Los Angeles County. These are safe spaces designed for young people ages 16-25. Foster youth can “drop-in” when they need to and have access to laundry facilities, computers and internet access, hot meals, hygiene kits, and weekly bus passes. We offer referrals for mental health care services, housing services, and substance use disorder treatment. We also help young people develop an educational plan, employment skills, and life skills, and can help them obtain important documentation from the government (like an I.D. card or birth certificate).
The most recent foster care statistics suggest a dire situation for young people who are in or aging out of the system. You can help make the statistics more favorable by getting involved with Penny Lane Centers.
Penny Lane Centers is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that cares for over 3500 abused and neglected children, youth and families a month. We provide therapeutic services, foster family home placements, adoption services, transitional and affordable housing, family preservation, Intensive Services and mental health services for children youth and families throughout Los Angeles County.