Foster Care • Youth • Information And Referral • Life Skills • Transition Age Youth
Independent Living Program (ILP) offers a variety of services to help current and former youth in care become self-sufficient and independent. Services may include:
-Education: assistance with meeting GED requirements, academic counseling, assistance with scholarship and financial aid applications
-Employment: career development, job readiness, assistance with resumes and job applications, referral to employment resources
-Health and Safety: assistance with applications for Medi-Cal and CalFresh, referral to health care and housing, assessment of youth's ability to make healthy and appropriate lifestyle decisions, guiding transition to adult mental health services
-Life Skills Workshops, including one on one life coaching support
-Permanent Connections: connection to culturally relevant community events and services, guidance in developing mentoring relationships with appropriate adults
-For dependent and former foster youth who have spent at least one day in an out-of-home placement on or after their 16th birthday.
-For ages 16-21 (in-care or extended foster care) and ages 18-21 (aftercare).
- This service is free
- Teens accepted
How to Apply
If you are a youth in care, please contact your social worker for assistance enrolling in ILP. If you have previously been in foster care and think you may be eligible for ILP services, please call 800-303-0001 for more information. You will need to provide the following information:
-Date of birth
-Mother's name and/or case name (if available)