The goal of THP+FC is to help participants emancipate successfully by providing a safe environment for youth, while learning skills that can make them self-sufficient.

Our Purpose

Each child is totally unique.


Each child has potential.

Hope is motivational.

The California Fostering Connections to Success Act, known as AB12, took effect in 2012 and allows eligible youth to remain in foster care beyond age 18 up to age 21. Now known as Extended Foster Care (EFC), this law and its subsequent legislation provide youth with the time and support needed to gradually become fully independent adults.

As of 2014, Creative Alternatives started the Transitional Housing Placement plus Foster Care Program (THP + FC) for Non-Minor Dependents (NMD). The program utilizes the Remote Site Model and places youth independently in apartment units in Stanislaus and Merced counties.

Supports provided within the program include:

For information or further questions about our THP+FC services, feel free to reach out to us at any time!

Program Director
Bruce Cresswell, M.S.