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Independent Living Skills

The Independent Living Skills program (ILS) is a county-funded program designed to prepare and assist current and former foster youth through their transition from the foster care system into independence.

Independent Living Skills

Who We Serve:

  • Youth referred by their County Social Worker or Probation Officer
  • Ages 16-21

Who We Are:

  • Case Managers are equipped with extensive training of best practices related to transition age youth
  • Program staff work collaboratively with other community resources in order to connect youth to services available
  • Provide strengths-based, individualized approach to assist youth in reaching their personal goals

What We Do:

  • Individualized case management
  • Independent living skills education
  • Educational and employment assistance
  • Financial education and personal budget development
  • Housing and community based referrals
  • "Hands on" skill building workshops

Did You Know...

The YMCA Independent Living Skills program serves nearly 400 youth every year!