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Independent Living Program

The LAYC Independent Living Program Apartments (ILPA) empowers young adults 18-21 years old to live independently within a supportive community. ILPA youth will maintain employment, secure stable housing, and learn to access community resources. Living apart but working together, the ILPA will support youth in their positive development and prepare youth to take the next step toward more independent living.


  • Safe, stable independent living apartment;
  • Case planning and goal setting;
  • Employment & educational development; and
  • Life skills training.

ILPA participants may take full advantage of LAYC-wide program resources including but not limited to: workforce skill development offerings, educational enhancement, and recreational activities.


  • Currently in care of CFSA;
  • Referred to ILPA by CFSA;
  • Male or female, 18-21 years old;
  • Committed to observe ILPA & CFSA regulations;
  • Has proactively prepared for, sought and maintained employment;
  • Demonstrated ability to live independently;
  • Desire to succeed and take advantage of program resources;
  • Not at risk of harming oneself or others; and
  • Admission interview held with youth, CFSA Social Worker and ILPA staff


ILPA will provide mentorship and support services to self-motivated young adults who want to secure employment, pursue further education, and maintain safe and stable housing upon turning 21 and transitioning out of the foster care system.


For more information about the ILPA, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Program Coordinator, at (202) 603-1638.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2016 16:13