Must be a current or former foster youth or an out-of-home placed probation youth ages 16 to 20 years. Must be referred by a county probation officer or county social worker, unless already emancipated, in which case one could self-refer. *Certain other placement types and ages may apply such as guardianship, kin-gap or adopted depending on ages.
Independent Living Program offers one-on-one case management services and basic skills courses offered through the San Joaquin Delta College YESS Program and the County Office of Education Foster Youth Services. These services are provided during the traditional school year and include: social development activities, employment, health and nutrition, financial literacy, college planning, financial assistance for participating youth through referrals for scholarships and grants, assistance in securing housing and referrals to community resources. In addition, we have transitional housing programs, social development activities, tours and events. Please contact an Independent Living Program Coordinator for more information or to determine eligibility for the programs.