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Independent Living Program

Independent Living Program

County of Riverside Department of Public Social Services

Supportive services, resources and referrals for current and former foster youth.

Services Offered

Foster Care • Youth • Education • Information And Referral • Life Skills

Description

ILP Services include:
Education Services

-Assist with meeting GED requirements
-Evaluate High School credits
-Identify educational options and goals
-Prepare for academic assessments
-Apply for scholarships and financial aid

Employment
-Explore employment interests and options
-Discuss job placement and work readiness skills
-Provide information regarding job resources
-Assist with Job Application and Resume Development
-Encourage participation in vocational training and volunteer programs

Permanent Connections
-Guide youth in developing mentoring relationships with appropriate adults
-Connect youth to culturally relevant community events and services

Health and Safety
-Assess youth's ability to make and practice appropriate lifestyle and preventative health choices
-Provide referrals to appropriate health services
-Guide the transition to adult mental health services
-Assist with application process for health care coverage and Food Stamps
-Help youth secure viable housing options following emancipation
-Transitional housing referrals - THP+ Application PDF
-Completion of Food Stamp Applications
-Assist with extended Medi-Cal Coverage Application Process

Location

14-201 Palm Dr., Suite 108, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240 33.9764798 -116.5012551

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Eligibility

  • All dependent and former foster youth are eligible for ILP Services if they:
    • Have spent at least one day in an out-of-home placement on or after their 16th birthday
    • Are between the ages 16-21 (in-care or extended foster care) OR
    • Are between the ages of ages 18-21 (aftercare)

    Payment

  • This service is free

    Age

  • Teens accepted

How to Apply

Youth who have been placed in foster care system should have an assigned social worker. Social worker can assist in enrollment in IPL program.

If individuals have been in foster care services and believe they are eligible for ILP services, they can call 1-800-442-4918. Will need to provide:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Mother's name and/or case name (if possible)