Independent Living Program

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What is the Fresno County Independent Living Program?

The Independent Living Program (ILP) provides services to current and former foster and probation youth ages 14-21 residing in Fresno County. Our goal is to provide a sense of community and belonging while helping teach and develop the necessary skills and support to obtain self-sufficiency. ILP social workers assist in the development of transitional plans, extended foster care plans (AB12), academic advising, employment referrals, transportation options, and housing options. ILP offers classes, linkages to other resources, health and job services, and events.

What are ILP Aftercare Services?

Once a youth has been dismissed from Juvenile Dependency (foster care) or Juvenile Delinquency (probation), youth may continue to be eligible to receive ILP services. The youth must meet with an ILP social worker to determine eligibility and to open an ILP aftercare case. An aftercare case entitles the youth to receive ILP services until the age of 21.

Job Services

The Job Specialist can assist with resumes, mock interviews, or job searches. For more information or to schedule an appointment contact the ILP office.

Health Services

A Public Health Nurse (PHN) is located on site at the ILP office. The PHN is available to consult and provide education regarding health concerns, reproduction/sexual health, make referrals to providers, and provide linkages for pregnant and parenting youth. For more information or to schedule an appointment contact the ILP office.