Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families is licensed by the State of California to provide housing and services (THP+FC) to non-minor dependents (NMDs) between the ages of 18 to 21 years. Participants have two different living environment options: Shire apartments (remote site) and Stepping Stone Houses (single site). NMDs receive the support of supervising staff and mentors within the community to accomplish their goals. Casa Pacifica’s Transitional Youth Services (formerly known as CITY), works closely with county social workers, probation officers and SELPA coordinators to ensure participants living in the THP+FC are supported in practicing the skills necessary to successfully transition to independent living.
Casa Pacifica provides high quality living environments combined with supportive services that aid participants in their development as they improve their ability to successfully support themselves and become vital members of their communities. The focus of the program is to ensure that participants move forward on five key life domains: employment, education, living situation, community effectiveness, and personal effectiveness. More specifically, Transitional Youth Services (TYS) staff will support participants in adjusting to and stabilizing in their new and more independent living situations, completing their high school education and/or moving on to higher education or vocational training, developing their job skills and employment related goals, becoming involved in their community, and developing and maintaining healthy relationships.
Transitional Youth Services (TYS) offers the following services:
• Intensive case management
• Individual therapy
• In-vivo life coaching (in the moment)
• Youth advocate support
• Peer-to-peer support
• Kindle Family Finding
After the initial life-planning session, a TYS team member is assigned to the youth to assist with progress towards his/her life plan goals. Additional services, including therapy, are available to youth to support them in the attainment of those goals. Team meetings with the youth and TYS staff occur monthly or more often as needed to monitor individual progress.
To apply for THP+FC contact your current Social Worker or Probation Officer to request an application and tour of the program.
For individuals from outside Ventura County who would like consideration, use the application below and request your Social Worker or Probation Officer contact the TYS program for information about the application process.
For more information about the TYS Program contact:
Stephanie Escoto, LCSW, Program Supervisor
Phone: (805) 366-4197
1. Click and open the following form: TYS Housing Application 2014-15
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2. Complete the form out. Note: it states you cannot save data typed into the form and you will need to save it to your desktop.
3. When completed, use the PRINT feature and “print” as a PDF to your desktop. (Even though it says “print” it will actually “save” in PDF format to your desktop.)
4. OR just print out a hard copy on a printer if you prefer.
2. Mail: your completed form to: TYS Housing Application, Casa Pacifica, 1722 S. Lewis Road, Camarillo, CA 93012