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Transitional Living Program

Services Provided

  • Outreach services to secure employment, enroll in educational services, find housing

  • Residential services include being housed in UAY’s properties, independent living skill building, and advocacy

  • Aftercare services include support and advocacy beyond living in our housing program


  • Homeless teens/teen parents age 16 up to 21.

  • Homelessness is defined by: living on the streets, doubling up with friends or family, couch hopping, or living in an overcrowded household. All LGBTQ youth who have been kicked out and rejected by their families due to their sexual orientation are eligible. 

  • In cases of family conflict, we would begin with a referral to UAY's Crisis Mediation Program

  • Priority is given to young parents and their children.

  • Young people living in Johnson, Iowa, Cedar, Washington, or Muscatine Counties in Iowa.

  • Young people identified as a Child in Need of Assistance (CINA) by the Iowa Courts are NOT eligible. 

  • Services are voluntary.

Referral Process

  • Referrals are welcomed from a variety of sources including community agencies and directly from young people

  • Call United Action for Youth at  319-338-7518  or contact Hailey Franzen

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