Second Stage Housing is a program of the YMCA/YCA, which provides a supportive living environment for youth who are no longer living in a parental home and who face barriers to independent living. Second Stage helps youth in making the transition to a stable independent living environment. The youth are responsible for their own problem solving and choices. Upon arrival, the youth and program coordinator will complete an individualized case plan. The plan establishes individual goals that are reviewed regularly to monitor progress and to examine the barriers to achieving independent living. Criteria are: 1) aged 16 - 19; 2) involved in school, work, treatment or other agreed upon program; 3) willingness to accept the residency guidelines, including following a case plan, and attending life skills groups; 4) have demonstrated a respect for property and personal living space.