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Thenen House

Thenen House is a supervised transitional living program which offers five girls the opportunity to practice independent living skills in a supportive environment. All residents are required to be involved in a full-time program which includes education and employment. Residents are expected to participate in taking care of the house and share the chores including cooking dinner each night.

The residents of Thenen House are young women aged 16-20 years old who are under the supervision of the Division of Youth and Family Services. Most come from other placements where they have been assessed as being unable to return home and need assistance to prepare for independence. The staff helps residents to develop their practical skills, learn budgeting techniques and establish their emotional independence.

All of the residents who are working are required to budget their money and save at least 50% of their wages, which is returned to them only when they leave the program. This is designed to help them to save money for the future and become accustomed to the day when they will have to pay for daily necessities.
Living Room at Thenen House
Kitchen at Thenen House