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Independent Living Program (ILP)

ILP is a statewide program whos purpose is to serve and provide supports for eligible current and/or former foster youth. Our goal is to provide foster youth with resources and skills to enable them to succeed in life after leaving foster care.
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Who is Eligible?

Only an ILP Coordinator can verify your eligibility. However, if youth are between the ages of 16- 20, they may be eligible for Independent Living Program (ILP) services if one of the following applies

  • Were/are in a foster care placement at any time from age 16 - 18
  • Were/are under a legal guardianship with a relative (KinGAP) and received/are receiving KinGAP services between the ages of 16 to 18 years of age
  • Were/are in a Dependency Court granted non-related legal guardianship that was granted on or after your 8th birthday


Some of the services provided through ILP include:

  • Daily living skills
  • Money management
  • Decision making
  • Building self-esteem
  • Financial assistance with college or vocational schools
  • Educational Resources
  • Housing (Transitional Housing)
  • Employment
  • Supportive fully screened in volunteer group mentors

Contact Us

Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program Manager
(209) 736-6059
Foster Youth Services  Specialist
(209) 736-6095