Advance LA Now Enrolling Residents For New Transitional Living Program

Aug 06, 2012, 11:55 ET from Advance LA

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Advance LA, a program of The Help Group, announced today its newest program, Live. Advance. LA., a transitional living program.

Live. Advance. LA. is an essential program developed specifically for young adults facing unique challenges as they prepare for their transition to independence. The program offers a supported living experience on a college campus in Bel Air, California. Based on the needs of each resident, the program provides experiences and opportunities to learn and practice the skills necessary to be successful in adult life.

Live. Advance. LA. is open to young people between 18 and 29 years old, who may have a wide variety of needs and diagnoses including: social or communicative difficulties, learning differences, ADHD, Asperger's disorder, or executive functioning challenges.  

Residents and their families are able to build on their strengths and create an individualized program focused on meeting their long-term goals. Residents may enroll in classes at various local college campuses, and pursue career or work opportunities in the community, while engaging in fulfilling social relationships. During their residence, these young adults are immersed in a university setting surrounded by college-aged peers pursuing a variety of academic and career possibilities.

Key areas of focus are: learning and practicing independent living skills, developing and strengthening executive functioning skills (like organization, time management, and planning), creating social connections while enhancing communication and self-advocacy skills, pursuing academic and career endeavors, and improving health and wellness.

Information sessions will be held throughout August and September, with the first Information Session being held on August 7th at 6:30pm. Please call (818-779-5247) or check the website ( for details and additional Information Session dates. 

About The Help Group

Founded in 1975, The Help Group is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive nonprofit of its kind in the United States serving youth with special needs.

The Help Group's seven specialized day schools offer pre-K through high school programs for more than 1,400 students. The Help Group's broad range of mental health and therapy services, child abuse and residential programs extends its reach to more than 6,000 youth and their families each year.

About Advance LA

Advance LA, an innovative program of The Help Group, provides individualized support services for teens and young adults facing unique challenges in their transition to independence.