The Independent Living Skills program provides services to youth who are in-care or recently emancipated from the Foster Care System. Our program is staffed with Program Specialists who specialize in Education, Employment, Housing and Health and Well Being. Our program serves youth up to age 21.
Our building is made up of offices, a classroom, library computer lab and kitchen.
We teach a variety of workshops- Life Skills, Money Management, Resume Development, Young Parents Workshop, Scholarships, SAT/ACT, College Application, Housing, Cooking, etc. We try to give our youth the skills necessary to succeed after leaving the foster care system. ILSP staff also work one-on-one with youth who might not do well in a classroom setting or might need a little extra help.
Our kitchen serves as the primary area for the cooking classes and doubles as a youth break room.
With over 30 internet capable computers in our lab we are able to help youth with financial aid, employment searches and resumes, housing searches and college applications.
ILSP is also proud to be able to help youth with our very own clothes closet and food pantry. Youth can find interview or casual clothes or take home a food box at no cost to them.