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HSD Family and Children's Services Independent Living Program

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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
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-459-0444
Website:www.santacruzhumanservices.org/
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:
Budget/money management
Self-esteem
Education
Financial Aid
Decision making
Healthy relationships and lifestyles
Housing
Employment
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
Fees:None
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Funding Source:County Government
 
Related Agencies
Parent Agency:Human Services Department County of Santa Cruz
 
Subject Headings
 Foster Children
Life Skills Education
This record last modified February 18, 2013

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