Our Older Youth Services include LifeSet, HELP - The Housing Employment Launching Program, and ReUp215


The LifeSet program provides transition services to young adults, ages 17-23, who are leaving the foster care, juvenile justice, and mental health systems, or who would otherwise find themselves without the necessary skills and resources to live successfully at this critical junction in their young lives.

The program model provides a proven level of intense case management where the LifeSet staff is available to the young adults 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The assigned Specialists make a minimum of one face-to-face contact per week with each youth at the youth’s home, job, or wherever is most convenient. The number of sessions can be increased as needed to match the individual needs of each young adult.

The LifeSet program integrates both clinical and case management components to help ensure young people are engaged in the program and establish permanency, work towards their education, employment, and housing goals, and build basic independent living skills.

Click here to submit a referral to LifeSet.

Click here to read stories from former LifeSet participants.


HELP: Housing and Employment Launching Program

The Housing Prep program is an 8-week program that serves young people ages 18-23 who are aging out of DHS custody, facing housing instability, or who otherwise find themselves without appropriate housing skills.

It offers weekly, sequential lessons over 8 weeks to help young people build vital knowledge and skills around obtaining and maintaining independent, stable housing. In collaboration with the LifeSet Program participants also have access to individualized case management services.

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ReUp215: Youth Diversion Program

ReUp215 is a new pilot program from Turning Points for Children that is working to provide teens with previous criminal justice involvement the opportunity for a fresh start. The program aims to reduce the number of youth in the juvenile justice system, set them on a path to complete education, remain free of further criminal charges, and prepare for life post-high school. 

ReUp215 works with youth 15-17 years old who are currently or have previously been involved in the juvenile justice system, lack significant family support, and are in need of stable housing. The program will connect each youth with a caseworker available with 24/7 support, a Peer Credible Messenger, a Mental Health Professional, Parental Engagement Support Worker, and community and school activities. 



In an effort to have a greater understanding of youth transitioning out of foster care, Turning Points for Children, a PHMC subsidiary, partnered with PHMC’s Research & Evaluation Group (R&E Group) to commission a needs assessment of local youth between the ages of 16 and 21. You can read the full report "Aging out of Care: A Needs Assessment for Turning Points for Children" by clicking here

Contact Information

Lauren Willis
Program Director
lwillis@turningpoints.phmc.org 215-875-4985


Danielle White
danwhite@turningpoints.phmc.org 267-449-1624

Case Study



Since its start in 2017, Turning Points for Children's LifeSet program has assisted over 580 youth aging out of foster care with little to no supports. Follow the link here to read impact stories about two former LifeSet youth whose lives were transformed with the help of a mentorship program that put them in the driver's seat.

Next Events

Workforce Development Workshop

brought to you by HELP, the Housing Employment Launching Program

August 22 & 23





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