|General Agency Information|
|Name:||HSD Family and Children's Services Independent Living Program|
|Alternate Name(s):||HSD Family and Children's Services Independent Living Program|
Santa Cruz County ILP
|Address:||1400 Emeline Avenue Building K|
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
|Description:||The Independent Living Program (ILP) assists current and former foster youth aged 15-21 to develop independent living skills and achieve educational/vocational goals to successfully transition to self-sufficiency. The program offers a variety of services covering a wide range of life skill topics, including:
Healthy relationships and lifestyles
Health and nutrition
The Human Services Department works in collaboration with the Santa Cruz Community Counseling Center to provide Independent Living Program services to foster youth in Santa Cruz County.
|Programs:||Kinship Care is the temporary placement of children in a safe, nurturing family environment with relatives or extended family members, when their parents cannot care for them. If possible, foster children are returned to their birth families, or through adoption, placed permanently with another family. Kinship care provides 24-hour care until the child can be reunited with his/her parents or adopted by another family.
Transitional Housing Plus (THP Plus) is a supportive housing program serving former foster and probation youth between the ages of 18-24. Youth obtain independent housing in the community and receive support from THP Plus Coordinators as they work on independent living goals. By offering services in a real life environment, the program promotes the self-confidence and financial stability necessary for youth to succeed in independent living.
|Languages other than English:||Spanish|
|Accommodations for Disabled:||Parking & Wheelchair Access|
|Public Transportation:||Available Within One Block|
|Eligibility:||Call for Information|
|Areas Served:||Santa Cruz County|
|Funding Source:||County Government|
|Parent Agency:||Human Services Department County of Santa Cruz|
Life Skills Education
|This record last modified February 18, 2013|