The Independent Living Program (ILP)

The Independent Living Program (ILP) provides financial assistance and services to current and former foster/probation youth, 16-20 years of age, who have been determined to be ILP eligible by an ILP Transition Coordinator. You may receive the help you need as a student in high school, college, or a vocational program. You may also qualify for services if you are working or in need of support services or referrals. ILP may be able to assist you in areas such as housing, employment and education.

To learn more about ILP services, see “Are You Eligible” and “Steps to Get Started” and contact your ILP/Transition Coordinator.

The Youth Development Services Program receives a set budget every year from state and federal government resources. Resources are distributed according to need and not as an entitlement. Due to budget limitations, please note the services and benefits described in this website are available to LA County ILP eligible transitioning youth, ages 16 to 20. Funds are distributed on a needs basis until all funds spent for the fiscal year (July 1st through June 30th). ILP services are provided when funding is available. All services provided are voluntary.

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