Whaley Children's Center Independent Living Program is designed as a short-term intervention to meet youth's specific needs and goals in the development of independent living skills, enhancing educational/vocational and career choices while offering employment/educational opportunities. The ILP Program offers services to youth 16 and older, who are physically and emotionally able to master the skills and experiences offered to transition into adulthood. The youth referred to the program must have demonstrated a history of functioning at a level appropriate for community-based living.
The ILP house is a staff-supported home offering each youth their own private bedroom and shared common spaces. The home provides direct care staff to support 24 hours per day and guidance designed to bridge the gap between foster care and independent living.
Youth participating in ILP/YAVFC must meet the following eligibility requirements:
Treatment services provided will be based on Casey Life Skills Assessment (CLSA) and the needs of the individual which include, but are not limited to: