All participants will create an individualized, written transitional living plan and be enrolled in an educational program in their community school, GED program, or community college. Full-time students will have part-time employment: part-time students will have full-time employment. Youth involved in the program will identify a support system and services in the community to help meet the goal of independent living, including life skills training, education, employment and physical health. After leaving the program, all youth will receive a minimum of six months of after care services.
Stopover will accept referrals from any source, including self referrals and referrals from family members. Referrals are taken 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by staff on duty. Acceptance into the program is contingent upon a young person filling out an application, and participating in an interview with initial assessment of the program’s capacity to meet the needs of the individual young person.