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Transitional Age Youth Initiative of San Francisco (TAY-SF)

LOCATION: San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.


FOCUS AREA: Children / Families, Education, Environment / Land Use, Food security / Nutrition, Health Care Delivery, Housing / Neighborhoods, Immigration, Income & Wealth, Jobs & Work, Law, Media / Journalism, Mental health / Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy, Race / Ethnicity, Social Inclusion, Transportation

HEALTH EQUITY INITIATIVES: Transitional Age Youth San Francisco (TAY SF) is an initiative to implement the comprehensive recommendations of the Transitional Youth Task Force. TAY SF is working to create a system of support for young people, aged 16-24, that ensures all youth are successfully transitioning to adulthood. We are working towards health equity through a multi-layered lens of education, employment, housing and health. We believe that health is not the absence or presence of disease, but rather, the complete and holistic emotional, mental, psychological, physical, financial well-being of a young adult. The health specific recommendations and projects that we are working towards include:
1) Develop minimum quality standards that all City-funded programs serving TAY are required to meet;
2) Improve transition planning (from IEPs);
3) Expand housing for homeless or marginally housed TAY;
4) Support four comprehensive community-based one-stop shops/TAY centers;
5) Develop a residential treatment program for TAY with significant behavioral health issues;
6) Improve access to the Healthy San Francisco plan for TAY; improve access to health coverage;
7) Increase the capacity of the public health safety net to meet the health care needs of TAY;
8) Expand the availability of safe recreational and social activities, including sober activities, for TAY.

View the Executive Report of the Transitional Youth Task Force report
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Diana Pang
Policy Coordinator/Junior Planner

Transitional Age Youth Initiative of San Francisco (TAY-SF)
San Francisco, CA

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