New Life Transitional Living Program

New Life Youth And Family Services Life Skills ProgramThis program prepares 16-21 year olds for independent living through both a life skills focused program and more independent transitional living cottage. The Life Skills Program, a 6 bed community home, focuses on building a strong foundation of basic life skills and practical experience in a staff supervised community home. The program provides instruction in the basic independent life skills necessary to be independent and lead productive lives. These include housing, employment, financial management, food, safety and healthcare. Residents of the EAGLE Program who require the more intensive treatment of a Medical Assistance approved Residential Treatment Facility program can also be accommodated in this setting.


To prepare young adults, age 16 and above, making the transition from placement to independent living with the skills and resources necessary to become independent and productive members of society.


  • Home living environment
  • Live-in houseparent supervision
  • Access to normal community life and activities
  • Attendance in public school (whenever possible)
  • Availability of New Life Alternative School if needed
  • Life skills assessment and life skills plan for each young person
  • Formal and informal opportunities for life skills education with a level system leading to readiness for living independently
  • Regular house group meetings
  • Opportunity to continue individual treatment through community and New Life resources
  • On-going guidance and support for the client’s next step whether it is returning to family, post high school training, the military, or living independently
  • Opportunity for obtaining an apartment in the community as part of the Independent Living component of the program

Life Skills Addressed:

  • Education
  • Job Readiness & Training
  • Use of Transportation
  • Money Management
  • Locating Housing
  • Health Care
  • Shopping & Cooking
  • Locating & Using Community Resources
  • Communication Skills
  • Consumer Skills
  • Social Skills
  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Planning
  • Self-Esteem Building
  • Preparing for Transition to Independence

For 24/7 intake assistance, or for additional information, please contact Quin Pastin at 215-272-4668 or email: