Children, Youth & Families HomeIndependent Living Services
Every year, hundreds of young adults set out to establish themselves and their future in Florida's communities without parental guidance. Through the Independent Living Program, the Florida Department of Children and Families works to provide these young adults with the assistance they may need to thrive.
The Independent Living Program provides services to youth in foster care and young adults who were formerly in foster care. The program is designed to assist youth obtain the life skills and education necessary to become self-sufficient, live independently and maintain employment. Services include life skills training and financial, educational and social support. Examples of such services are parenting classes, career counseling, therapy and psychological counseling and assistance with time management and organization.
Through the Department's Independent Living Program these young adults are better prepared for the challenges and opportunities ahead.
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