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Service Spotlight: Independent Living Services

April 30, 2020

“Our goal is to help youth become adults who are able to contribute to society and meet life situations adequately and in a personally satisfying way. Where youth would otherwise be left entirely on their own at age 18, supportive independent living gives them the opportunity to practice life skills while backup supports such as guidance, emotional support, and financial assistance are provided.”

Learn More About Our Independent Living Services

Located in Anderson, our Independent Living Services (ILS) program serves youth ages 16-21. We utilize the Transition to Independence Process Model, an evidenced-based best practice focused on behavioral change for youth through a multi-disciplinary team. The ILS program places youth in individual apartments near an on-site case manager (transition facilitator) office. This office also serves as a Life Skills Center and has a Life Coach available 7 days a week.

What are some of our success stories?

Recently, one young adult formerly in our program got his degree and is now working a full-time job. He was able to save up money to buy a car and get an apartment. One young lady who started at 16, is now successfully living on her own downtown and also has her degree. Another young adult currently in our program recently graduated from an HVAC program and got his driver’s license. He plans to work in the HVAC industry and move into the community soon.

Visit our page for more information about the services we offer. To start using our services, you can make a referral using the form below.


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