Welcome to ILS
INDEPENDENT LIVING SKILLS PROGRAM
ILS is a program designed to help foster youth achieve self-sufficiency when they age out of foster care. We provide intensive life skills training and case management support. Youth are encouraged and assisted to...
Complete high school with a diploma or GED
Gain work readiness, job retention, and career planning skills
Achieve a living wage and acquire money management skills
Obtain safe and sustainable housing
Access needed health care
Develop sound decision making skills
Establish permanency connections
Check out the website. Look at the links and resources. Please contact us and let us
know what we can do to help you.
Call ILS 1-866-457-4636 or
Advice for youth from youth:
A toolkit produced by Pathways RTC provides advice for youth from youth who have transitioned out of foster care to independent living or who are preparing to transition. The toolkit is divided into two sections, (1) a section with quotes from youth concerning the life areas about which they felt underprepared or uninformed prior to their transition out of care, such as "When it comes to money, I was never told...," and (2) suggestions for young people about how to succeed in transition. A list of barriers to successful transition and a list of myths and stereotypes about foster care also are provided.
Things People Never Told Me is available on the Pathways RTC website:
Download the Emancipation Resource Guide 02.05.10