We had 13 parents join Advance LA for our monthly P2P meeting on Monday, November 3rd. This special group meets on the first Monday of each month to share successes and challenges in supporting young adults in their transition to increased independence.
Among several topics discussed, parents shared that their young adults may be ready for that next step of independence, to live in an apartment, but they were concerned that there would not be adequate supports. Group facilitator, Dr. Lee, shared with the group Advance LA’s innovative Tier 2 Apartment Living Program which focuses on young adults who are ready for this transition, though they still require additional guidance and support in order to be successful living on their own. Through the Tier 2 program, young adults experience independent living at their own pace. Residents live on their own – but they are not alone. Each resident is assigned a life skills coach who assists them in meeting their independent living goals. In addition, the program includes weekly group coaching which facilitates social connections and develops the skills necessary to manage an apartment as a group.