Independent Living Program
Youth are empowered to make a difference in their own lives to develop their full potential.
The Independent Living Program serves 18-21 year old youth, in the Kentucky State Foster Care system. The program provides assistance in finding stable and safe apartments and transitioning into adulthood.We use Positive Youth Development and Trauma-Informed best practices in our approach with youth. Services include counseling, on-going case management, financial education, daily living skills, and the opportunity to integrate these skills while living on their own in the community with staff guidance. Youth are required to obtain employment and attend an education program. Program staff assists with goals in the following areas - Housing, Education, Employment, Health, Substance Abuse, and Money Management.
- Life Skills Training
- Case Management
- Aftercare Services
- Scattered sites throughout Northern Kentucky
Why We Do It
Youth, who are involved in the state foster care system struggle with basic common life skills that most take for granted. When they turn 18, they enter the community with little to no support. Youth Service staff work on a daily basis to ensure that youth become productive adult citizens that are educated, employed, and connected to their community.
Youth 18-21 years of age that are currently committed in the Kentucky state foster care system are eligible for the Independent Living Program. State workers need to refer youth to our program.