Independent Living Skills – Help Fund for Young Adults
Child Saving Institute, Omaha, NE
The Independent Living Skills (ILS) program supports youth who are aging out of the child welfare system, providing individualized case management, education and support in preparing for independence. The Help Fund for Young Adults will provide a safety net for youth participating in the ILS program.
The ILS program provides educational, emotional and programmatic support to youth who are part of the foster care system but who are aging out, or who are soon to make this transition. ILS seeks to provide hope to youth and support a successful path into adulthood. They will provide skill and resource building, including educational assistance, job training and career planning, resume building, job application assistance, securing housing, creating a budget and money management, managing a home, and mentoring.
Mission Area: At-Risk Children and Youth
Catalyst Grant: US $4,000