Helping youth in transition pave the way in education, housing, career, wellbeing and community involvement
3840 Hulen Street Fort Worth, Texas 76107
The Transition to Independence Process (TIP)

Participants in TIP will team with a Youth Transition Specialist who will help them identify their strengths and goals.


Building on those strengths, the Specialist will help the youth build an individualized plan and work intensively with the youth to meet those goals. The plan and the way it is achieved are youth-guided, with the Youth Transition Specialist providing support in every area needed. TIP includes case management services to help the youth ensure mental and physical health remain a priority throughout the transition period.


TIP also addresses key areas of transition that all youth face, including:

  • Education
  • Housing
  • Employment/Career
  • Physical and Mental Wellbeing
  • Community Involvement


The next step for many youth will be assignment of a peer mentor who can serve as a role model in the transition process.


To qualify for TIP, youth must:

  • Be between the ages of 16 and 21
  • Live in Erath, Hood, Johnson, Palo Pinto, Parker, Somervell or Tarrant County
  • Have a mental health diagnosis


Special emphasis is being placed on youth who are aging out of foster care or involved in the juvenile justice system.


TIP will be provided to eligible youth regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, immigration status or citizenship.


For more information on TIP, call 817-569-4133.