Runaway & Homeless Youth

Transitional Independent Living

Transitional Independent Living (TIL) facilities provide homeless youth between the ages of 16 and 21 with support and shelter as they work to establish an independent life. All TIL Programs are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

A young person in need of these longer-term residential services typically first visits our Crisis Shelter and obtains a referral to Transitional Independent Living facilities. Youth may stay in the Transitional Independent Living facilities for up to 18 months (or longer if youth is not yet 18 years old when the 18-month limit is reached). Services offered at TILs include:

  • Educational programs
  • Vocational training
  • Job placement assistance
  • Counseling
  • Basic life skills training


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New York State Regulations

Read the RHY Regulations for Transitional Independent Living Support Programs (Part 182-1)
Read the RHY Regulations for Transitional Independent Living Support Programs (Part 182-2)