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Youth Development Services Division (YDSD) Mission Statement:

To provide comprehensive services and resources to assist transition age youth (TAY) successfully transition from dependency to self sufficiency.

Email YDSD Team: youthds@dcfs.lacounty.gov
Toll Free Number: 1(877) 694-5741 (MY ILP 411)

Harvey Kawasaki , Division Chief of
Youth Development Services for the County of Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). 

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Matthew Moore is the Director of the Youth Development Services program (YDS) and the Independent Living Program (ILP) ....

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Luvirda F. Carter, Administrative Support Section Manager for the Los Angeles County, Department of Children and Family Service Division. She is a civil servant...

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Naftali Sampson is the Housing Director for the Transitional Housing Programs in the Youth Development Services Division. ...

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Otho Day is the Director for the Youth Development Services Division (YDS), Independent Living Program (ILP). ILP offers a myriad of services ...

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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). There are services currently provided to youth, ages 14 and 15 (participation in these programs do not result in automatic ILP Eligibility). ILP services are provided when funding is available. All services provided are voluntary.
 

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