Independent Living Program

The Independent Living Program is designed to help young people in Klamath County become self-sufficient. Most of the youth are transitioning from foster care, but we also work with a small number of homeless youth. We hope to help these young adults improve their chances at becoming successful adult citizens. Youth are given encouragement and the support that they need to complete their high school diploma or general education diploma. Youth are encouraged to enroll in college, vocational programs such as Job Corps, or become gainfully employed, and guided in the process to find a safe and stable place to live. Residents in John’s House are mandated to participate in the ILP Program. 

The Independent Living Program Coordinator provide one-on-one mentoring and group classes to help youth grow. 

The focus areas are:

Personal Growth and Social Development

Family Support and Healthy Relationships

Health Education & Risk Prevention

High School Skills/Support

Post-Secondary Skills/Support

Employment & Career Preparation

Money Management

Family Supports and Healthy Relationships

Health Education and Risk Prevention

Housing and Home Management

Transportation and Other Living Skills

I.L.P. Staff and volunteer speakers present information in these focus areas to youth in the form of curriculum, classes and workshops. Case management that is youth driven provides ongoing transition planning for the youth’s success.


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