Independent Living Plus

Many adolescents have nowhere to go. They have no one who wonders where they are or how they are doing. They have no one to help them through the everyday challenges of adolescents.

HCCS Independent Living Plus provides older adolescents with a necessary support system during this transitional phase of their life. Our trained workers act as life coaches helping the youth develop a legal and independent life style. They work alongside the youth, helping them find a home-provider or an apartment, teaching them life skills and helping them enroll in school or find employment. As they experience success, the youth develops self-reliance and self-esteem. If you are interested in becoming a home provider, please contact one of our four SIL offices.

This intensive program is designed for young women and men between the ages of 16-21. They must be in need of assistance in establishing an independent lifestyle or have successfully completed residential or foster care programs but cannot return to the home of their parents for whatever reason.

Independent Living Plus provides older adolescents with the necessary support systems during their transitional phase from a youth in placement to an independent, productive member of society.

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Services

  • Education/vocational planning
  • Job search assistance
  • Securing medical and therapy appointments
  • Life skills training
  • Life coaching
  • Financial planning
  • Community resource development

Become an ILP Home Provider

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Many adolescents have nowhere to go. They have no one to help them through the everyday challenges of adolescence.

We need people who are willing to be “home providers.” A home provider rents a room of their home to one of our teens, develops a contract of expectation with the teen, is a positive role model, and provides two meals a day. The teen receives a stipend each month that covers the cost of rent, clothing, one meal a day and other personal needs. The rent for the month is part of their budgeted expenses. Home providers also receive assistance from the Holy Cross caseworkers if problems arise.

If you are interested in becoming a home provider, please contact one of our SIL offices.