Good Shepherd Services have provided shelter for vulnerable youths. At age 18, they have to leave from the shelter and survive in the society independently. In reality, some of them have difficulty to adjust in the society due to poverty and very limited social network support. Therefore, Good Shepherd services have tried very hard to find transition apartments for these new adults. Finally, we opened the first Taiwan transition apartment for new adults from age 18 to 20 on Nov. 29, 2018. New adults pay 60-80% of rental fee of market price but the total paid rental fee will be refunded to them when they are ready to move out this transition apartment.
This apartment complex includes four studios and three 3 bedrooms and can be occupied by 13 new adults. Each unit is well furnished with unique color decoration by Good Shepherd social workers. In order to help them live in a safe place with autonomy, Good Shepherd social workers help facilitate those young adults to organize house rules and regulations as well as provide consultations as needed.