Child Protective Services

Independent Living Program

In today's world, becoming independent can be a scary process. There are so many resources available that it can be easy to feel confused or overwhelmed. It can even be difficult trying to figure out where to get started.

If you are age 16 to 21 and have been or are currently in foster care, the Independent Living Program can help you make plans for your future. The program provides services to assist teens and young adults with the transition from foster care into an independent living situation.

The Independent Living Program provides the following services for teens who are in or have been in foster care:  

Independent living services are provided through Community Resource People funded by the Department. They provide services and training for teens in the areas of employment, education, housing, connections, life skills and health. For more information on the Independent Living Program or any of its services, contact your nearest Community Resource Person.