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Independent Living Program

Stacey Dunlay,

Social Services Program Analyst


Chafee Independent Living Program (ILP)

ILP services focus on helping youth who are or were in foster care placement after the age of 14 become self-sufficient adults. ILP services include, but are not limited to these services:

  • Educational: Tutoring, high school or GED completion, college preparation and alternative education

  • Employment: Job readiness training, job search, and vocational assessment

  • Life Skills: Includes topics such as food management, health, housekeeping, money management, community resources, legal skills, and transportation

  • Housing: Dependent upon individual and their circumstance

  • Transitional Plans: Includes making plans for future educational, housing, and vocational goals

Education and Training Vouchers (ETV)

To be eligible, youth must be:

  • In foster care for one year after their 14th birthday or

  • Adopted or placed in guardianship after age 16 or

  • Left foster care after age 18   AND

  • On track to graduate high school, a high school graduate or earned a GED AND

  • Ready to attend college or vocational school AND

  • Under the age of 21     

If eligible, youth may receive up to $5,000 a year for their cost of attendance at  college until they are 23 years old. The IL coordinator in your area can assist youth complete the scholarship application. Click here for the application.

For help with one of these programs or to find out if you are eligible for the Independent Living Program, contact the Independent Living Coordinator in your area!

Click here for the Independent Living Wyoming brochure that contains the list of statewide coordinators!