Independent Living Program

The Independent Living Program is designed to help young people ages 14-23 in Klamath County who are in or are transitioning from foster care become self-sufficient. We hope to help these youth 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, find employment, and secure housing, as well as gaining other important life skills and access to resources. 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.


The Independent Living Program Coordinator provides one-on-one mentoring and peer 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


The I.L.P. Coordinator and volunteer speakers present information in these focus areas to youth in the form of curriculum, classes and workshops. Participation in monthly one-on-ones and peer group meetings on these topics is mandatory to remain in the program. Case management is youth driven and provides ongoing transition planning for the youth’s success.


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