Transition-to-Independent Living Programs

  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
You may use the stars on the left to rate and leave feedback for the current article. No registration is required. Waiting for 5 votes 0.0 of 5 stars (0 votes) — Thanks for your vote

Please fill out the following optional information before submitting your rating:



Programs to assist young people who are leaving foster care to live independently.

Mentoring by Modem
Traditional mentoring programs for young people transitioning out of foster care have been very successful. Now, mentoring moves onto the Net and guest columnist Julee Newberger profiles a new eMentoring program from The Orphan Foundation of America.

Measure your life skills online! The Ansell-Casey Life Skills Assessment (ACLSA) allows you to see where you are currently so you can evaluate your needs.

Foster Care Independence Act of 1999
This is the federal legislation created to provide additional supports to young people aging out of foster care.

National Resource Center for Youth Services
The NRCYS offers resources and training for those who work with children, youth, and families.

State Independent Living Program Coordinators
Contact and program information for each state program.

Transitional Living Providers
Names and contact information for transitional living facilities. Organized by regions, so scroll down to find your region/state.

Tuition Waivers
Many states offer tuition waivers to state universities for youth who were in foster care at 18 or who remain in foster care after that time. Find information for your state.

Other Independent Living Programs

If you know of an independent living program for foster youth that is not listed here, please submit it to the site.

Alabama


Alaska



Independent Living Program
From the state Department of Family and Youth Services. Includes a scholarship program as well.


Arizona


Arkansas



California


Contra Costra County ILSP
Independent living skills program for foster youth ages 16-21.

Independent Living Program
A program of California Children and Family Services.


Colorado



Connecticut


Delaware


District of Columbia



Florida



New Directions for Girls, Inc.
Cow Creek Road
Edgewater, FL 32132
For more information, contact the Florida Dept. of Children and Families.


Georgia


Hawaii



Idaho


Illinois



Indiana


Iowa



Kansas


Kentucky



Louisiana


Maine



Maryland


Massachusetts



Michigan


Youth Independent Living
A service of Lutheran Social Services of Michigan, the program is available by caseworker referral to youth ages 16-21.


Minnesota



Mississippi


Missouri



Montana


Nebraska



Nevada



New Hampshire


New Jersey


New Mexico



New York


North Carolina



Independent Living Program for Foster Children
From the state Department of Social Services, the program is available to youth ages 16-21.


North Dakota
Ohio


Oklahoma



Oregon


Pennsylvania



Rhode Island


South Carolina



South Dakota


Independent Living Program
From the state Department of Social Services, for teens age 16-18.


Tennessee



Texas


Utah



Vermont


Virginia



Washington


West Virginia



Wisconsin


Wyoming

Visitor Comments (0) - Be the first to comment
Adding your comments contributes to the adoption community. Please keep all comments on topic and civil. Visitors are invited to comment and vote for or flag comments based on appropriateness and helpfulness. All comments must adhere to our commenting rules and are subject to moderation.
Domestic Adoption?
Washington
Click here to visit Adoption Home Study Provider
If you live in the U.S. and are going to adopt, you will need an adoption home study. Click here to find a home study provider in your area. Get Started Today!
Adoption Home Study Provider
 
 Adoption Profiles
Sponsored Links