Helping Juveniles Successfully Transition To Independent Adulthood
The Children’s Home + Aid Independent Living program works with youth who are in the foster care and juvenile justice systems, to make a successful transition to responsible, independent adult life.
These young people (ages 18-21) have typically spent time in group homes or in treatment facilities, and are phasing out of the foster care or juvenile justice systems. Many have low self-esteem, poor social skills and lack positive peer relationships. Above all, they lack the requisite life skills to function on their own in society.
Children’s Home + Aid helps bridge the distance between juvenile care and independent living. Participants in the Independent Living program reside in a supervised apartment center. During their stay, they acquire the life skills necessary for successful independent living. They work to complete their primary education, plan for a career and practice responsible decision making. The program also helps these youths develop positive support systems and successfully utilize community resources.
The Independent Living program is offered in the Central Region.