Independent Living Program

If you are between the age of 16 and 21, and you are looking for ways to be better prepared for the challenges of emancipation and adulthood, the Independent Living Program* (ILP) is for you! ILP provides workshops, special events and support services to help you prepare for emancipation. You’ll join over 600 current and former foster youth who attend ILP workshops and special events each year. Workshops focus in the 7 areas of Daily Living Skills, Education, Employment, Housing, Family/Social Support, Financial Responsibility and Health, and help prepare you to live on your own more confidently and better equipped for the challenges that adulthood brings.

Learn life skills while earning OCF dollars. Click here for workshop schedule and registration Read more
Case Management
One-on-one support with Youth Support Specialist to explore goals that pertain to housing, employment and education.
Peer Mentors
The Peer Mentor Program is an employment opportunity for former foster youth who have successfully transitioned into independence and want to serve as positive role models to other current or former foster youth. Click here for more information.
NEW ILP Take Home Activities
ILP take home activities let you earn OCF dollars and put your skills to the test! Complete specified activities in four areas: Career, Daily Living, Education and Relationships. Click here for the activities Read more
ILP How to Videos
ILP provides "How-To" videos for you. From filling out FAFSA applications to learning more about ILP, learn from a YSS today. Click here to see! Read more
To make a purchase using your OF dollars click here Read more

What they are saying...

  • “The staff are raw and real when assessing our problems and strengths at the time of entrance into the program, and for the duration of the program they work relentlessly with us towards becoming the noble men and women we’ve envisioned ourselves to be”

    – Ally

*This Program is provided in collaboration with the County of Orange Social Services Agency.