Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is eligible for ILP services?
  • What services are available?
  • How long can participants receive services?
  • How are youth referred?
  • Does ILP provide housing?
  • Does ILP provide employment services?
  • Can a youth receive ILP services if his or her case is terminated?
  • What happens when I turn 18?

 

Who is eligible for ILP services?
Youth between the ages of 16 and 21 who are currently in an out-of-home placement or who were in an out-of-home placement sometime on or after their 16th birthday are eligible for ILP services.

What services are available?
We provide individualized case management, high school graduation assistance, help obtaining vital documentation, college enrollment assistance, financial planning, and identifying community resources. ILP offers a variety of services designed to support and assist emancipating foster youth in their transition to adulthood.

How long can participants receive services?
Youth can receive ILP services up to their 21st birthday.

How are youth referred?
Youth are referred to ILP by their Social Worker or Probation Officer. Together with their Social Worker or Probation Officer, a youth will complete a Transitional Independent Living Plan (TILP). Youth will be eligible for services on or after their 16th birthday.

Does ILP provide housing?
Together with a partner provider, ILP offers housing to youth who are currently in out-of-home placement called the Transitional Housing Placement Program (THPP) and Transitional Housing Program Plus (THP+) for emancipated youth.

Does ILP provide employment services?
Youth can participate in employment readiness training and career exploration in the life skills classes. Youth also receive employment services, both in class and out through an employment and educational support program developed by San Luis Obispo County Workforce Investment Board and Cuesta College. Learn more at sloyouthemployment.org. In addition youth can work with ILP staff to identify employment goals.

Can a youth receive ILP services if his or her case is terminated?
As long as the youth was in out-of-home placement for one day or more after his or her 16th birthday, even if the case was later terminated, they are eligible to receive ILP services.

What happpens when I turn 18?

Turning 18 means new choices and opportunities!
An important new law-AB12- gives foster youth the option to continue receiving benefits and support until age 21. For more information, click here to visit the "CA Fostering Connections" website.                                                                             

 

Click here for a list of service, counseling, medical and health resources in San Luis Obispo County.

 

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