My Place Transitional Age Program is designed to help young adults who are ready to transition from care, group housing, and/or foster care, but are not ready to live completely on their own. This program provides services to both males and females, ages 16 – 21 years old. One of the unique components of My Place is the placement of…
Supervised Independent Living is a voluntary Extended Foster Care program where students receive casework services from the provider and from CPS. In SIL placements, students are responsible for meeting their own day-to-day needs without 24-hour adult supervision. Instead, they are able to learn independence with the support of the provider and its services.
Iowa Homeless Youth Centers’ Rooftop Gardens program will serve transition-age youth who are at-risk or currently experiencing homelessness, providing employment opportunities, access to healthy locally grown foods and nutrition education.
Providing youth and young adults from Josephine and Jackson Counties who have been in foster care help transitioning into adulthood. The Independent Living Program (ILP) approach is to build relationships with the youth while teaching essential life skills that prepares the youth to live on their own, with their own community supports. Hearts With A Mission currently serves up to…
“SMILE” stands for Support System, Mentoring, Independent Living, and Education. The Smile House will be a Transitional Program for teenagers and young adults aging out of foster care. Through the Smile Program, these youth will benefit from opportunities to develop the skills necessary for independent living and from access to support services that can help them navigate the transition to adulthood.
Individuals receive a 1-bed, 1-bath apartment with kitchen, living room, and equipped with basic furnishings. The HOME program provides support through a formal face-to-face checking in once a week, daily sign in/outs, and access to a variety of services including life skills training including meal planning, cooking, accessing transportation, budgeting, accessing services, and more.
The Youth Resource Center provides a low-barrier space to meet the basic needs of young adults ages 17-24 experiencing or at risk of homelessness, many of whom have aged out of foster care. The service continuum includes drop-in services with showers, laundry, computer lab, and hygiene products, as well as independent living services, mentoring, and rapid rehousing.
Special Treasures is a non-profit thrift store that supports foster teens and aged-out young adults. They learn work skills such as furniture repair, furniture painting, warehouse management, stocking, salesmanship and more. Youth are mentored by volunteers and workforce development staff. They also get help with resumes, work ethics, financial management, and internships and job placement.
Footsteps provides Transitional Living services to youth in the foster care system ages 16 through 21. Youth are offered housing services in a group home setting or an independent apartment setting, based on their life skills and need. All youth are offered assistance with education, employment, mental and physical health, and life skills acquisition.