HomeBase is a structured transitional living program (STLP) providing transitional living assistance for young men age 16-20. The average length of stay is 6-18 months in a structured group home setting and/or up to one year in a supported apartment. Residents receive:

  • individual, family, and group counseling
  • education and employment assistance
  • budgeting and money management
  • life and social skills training
  • recreation

Through the program, young men have the opportunity to participate in community activities and to work together to support each other, encouraging them to care about themselves and others. The program also helps young men develop an independent living plan and set goals for a positive future. After graduating the program, CFS assists residents in obtaining their own housing.

The HomeBase program is available to male youth who are at imminent risk of losing their current placement or who are at risk of out of home placement, or adolescents lacking family resources and in need of transitional living services.

Contact Information 


Referral Information 

Referrals are accepted through the Division of Child Protection and Permanency, community providers, clergy, and self-referral. Click here to complete the referral form.


Administration of Children and Families, Famil and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), NJ Department of Children and Families, Division of Child Protection and Permanency, NJ Homeless Youth Act, US Department of Housing and Urban Development, US Department of Health and Human Services, Federal Youth Services Bureau.
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