This southern California program is located in the City of Perris in Riverside County, with updated and remodeled facilities. The offices and client use spaces are warm and inviting, with an emphasis on being a "resource center" for those individuals in high need of support and assistance. The location is in close proximity to major public transportation resources as well as other community facilities, retail centers, parks and city government. The target geographical service area for this program is that of the Mid County Region of Riverside County and includes the communities of Perris, Lake Elsinore, Murrieta, Temecula, Hemet and San Jacinto.
VCSS Transition Age Youth (TAY) Program Perris
Victor Community Support Services, Perris Transition Age Youth Program is a Full Service Partnership that provides services which are intended to reduce, limit or break the cycle of homelessness, institutionalization and/or incarceration for youth and young adults who have been involved in the foster care system.
Each client identified as a Full Service Partner will develop an individualized service and support plan, which is client/family driven. The Perris Transition Age Youth Program serves youth and young adults between the ages of 16 and 25. All services are provided in an environment that is strength-based, culturally competent, purposeful and teaching-centered. The program's array of services includes:
- Mental Health Counseling/Support
- Community Integration
- Vocational Assessment
- Employment Assistance
- Skill Building
- Psychiatric Care
- Crisis Intervention
- Co-occurring Disorders
Each TAY member receives individualized attention from our program staff. Services are presented with a focus on supporting our members in fully utilizing our individual and group program offerings. Transition to Independence Process (TIP) prepares transition age youth for independent living. It focuses on employment, educational opportunities, and community life. Our program services focus on providing the highest level of support utilizing a unique self-directed approach for our members.
Our family inclusion services are highlighted and prioritized through the implementation of a highly collaborative process that integrates Parent Support Services. Focus is on participant and family strengths with an involvement of all supportive members and stakeholders. The system addresses the family needs 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
The VCSS Perris Transitional Age Youth program also includes highly innovative services based in the creative arts, with opportunity for the participants to create and display their individual works of art. The center has an art gallery dedicated to honoring the poetry, paintings, drawings, photographs, and other wonderful pieces of art created by the participants of this much needed program. A wonderful additional aspect of this portion of the program is that of repeated opportunities for these talented by often troubled youth and young adults to express their life experiences in a cathartic manner that contributes to their overall recovery and resiliency.