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Youth in Transition Toolkit:


In(ter)dependent living

Community living


Where will the youth live after high school?

Home is about exploring housing options and then eventually selecting and getting settled into a residence. Living independently can take place in a variety of settings, whether a person owns or rents their own house or apartment, lives with others (with or without supports), or remains in the family home.

  • Awareness: Understand available housing options.
  • Exploration: Identify strengths, preferences, interests and needs related to housing.
  • Preparation: Practice skills related to making housing decisions.
  • Implementation: Obtain housing and get settled.

Workplace readiness training

LEARN: Develop your knowledge

Learn how to support youth in exploring housing options.

To learn about housing options, explore Disability Hub MN and Housing Benefits 101 (HB101).

Disability Hub MN


DO: Work with youth

Find resources to help youth explore housing options.

To teach youth about housing options and to explore ways to pay for housing, review Housing: Starting the journey from the PACER Center.

My Vault housing paths help youth set a housing budget and build a housing plan.  

Assign the appropriate activity to help youth explore and set goals for their community life. After each activity, discuss how they can use the results to build a plan to reach their goals and advocate for what they want. 

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