Inter-Departmental Correspondence

Human Services Agency



March 29, 2010


April 13, 2010







Honorable Board of Supervisors


Beverly Beasley Johnson, J.D., Director, Human Services Agency


Second Amendment to the Agreement with Youth and Family Enrichment Services for the Transitional Housing Program Plus



Adopt a resolution authorizing the President of the Board to execute a Second Amendment to the Agreement with Youth and Family Enrichment Services (YFES) to provide Transitional Housing Program Plus (THP-Plus), extending the term by one (1) year to June 30, 2011, increasing the amount by $253,800 to $754,650, there is no Net County Cost.



On June 24, 2008, the Board of Supervisors adopted Resolution 069536 entering into an Agreement with YFES in the amount of $247,050 for the term of June 25, 2008 through June 30 2009, for the provision of THP-Plus services at the County’s Triplex facility for a total of eight (8) youths. THP-Plus is administered by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and provides affordable housing and a wide range of supportive services, including job training, educational support, and counseling. The goal of the program is to reduce homelessness among former foster youth.


On June 23, 2009, the Board of Supervisors adopted Resolution 070249 entering into an Amendment to the Agreement increasing the contract amount by $253,800 and further extending the term by one year to June 30, 2010, for the continuation of THP-Plus services at the County’s Triplex facility for FY 2009-10 to support former foster youth and prepare them for independent living. Originally eight THP-Plus youth were served at this facility and there was a Residential Advisor position. The Residential Advisor position was eliminated, allowing YFES to now serve nine THP-Plus youth at the Triplex facility. Additionally, services at the Daybreak facility, which housed one (1) youth, was discontinued due to new state THP-Plus regulations that did not allow youth to be housed in communal living arrangements.


This Second Amendment will allow YFES to continue to provide THP-Plus services for FY 2010-11 at the County’s Triplex facility to manage a total of nine (9) THP-Plus beds.


It is in the County’s best interest to continue to contract with YFES as they have the capacity to manage the THP-Plus program at the Triplex facility in a manner consistent with stringent state standards without a disruption in services. Services for future years will be determined by the Human Services Agency (HSA) depending on whether funding will be available to sustain the program, and at that point HSA will conduct a Request for Proposal. In addition, YFES has been a state-approved THP-Plus provider for years and has provided beds for former foster youth.


The Contractor has assured compliance with the County's Contractor Employee Jury Service Ordinance, as well as all other contract provisions that are required by County ordinance and administrative memoranda, including but not limited to insurance, hold harmless, non-discrimination and equal benefits. County Counsel has approved the Amendment and Resolution as to form and Risk Management has approved the Contractor’s Insurance.


Approval of this Agreement contributes to the Shared Vision 2025 outcome of a Prosperous Community by providing safe and stable transitional housing to post emancipated foster youth.


Performance Measure(s):


FY 2008-09

FY 2009-10

FY 2010-11

Within 60 days of occupancy, percent of residents who will be Productively engaged in education and/or employment.




After 12 months of completing the program, percent of participants will continue to live in a safe and stable living environment.






The term of this Agreement is June 25, 2008 to June 30, 2011. The Agreement amount is increased by $253,800 for a total obligation of $754,650. The amended amount of $253,800 is for FY 2010-11 and will be 100% funded by the THP-Plus State Allocation. Appropriations for this Amendment have been included in the FY 2010-11 Recommended Budget. There is no Net County Cost.