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Independent Living Program

Stacey Dunlay, 

Social Services Program Analyst


The Independent Living Program (ILP)

ILP services are focused on helping youth who are or were in a court-ordered placement 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 Training Vouchers (ETV)

Youth must be:

  • In the legal custody for one year after their 14th birthday

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

  • Ready to attend college or vocational school

  • Adopted or placed in guardianship after age 16

  • Left foster care after age 18         

If all of the above apply to you, you could be eligible for up to $5,000 a year for college until you are 23 years old. The IL coordinator will help you complete the scholarship application. Click here for the application and here for the ETV Scholarship "Bonus List" (be sure you complete both!).

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

Click here for the Transitional Living Wyoming brochure