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Staff Resources / ILP

The Independent Living Program, or ILP, is a Title IV-E, federally-funded, state-administered program to prepare foster care youth, ages 14-21, for their transition from foster care to adulthood. IL services are intended to assist youth in developing skills they need to become productive and healthy adults.

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Contact Information

County Independent Living Program contact information
The following link will provide you with a directory of addresses and phone numbers for County Children and Youth Agencies in Pennsylvania, and specific contact information for County Independent Living Programs. Independent Living Programs serve older youth in foster care, and specifically those youth who will be aging out of foster care. The County Independent Living Coordinator can provide you with information on how you can support older youth in foster care in your community (i.e. mentoring, etc).

Private Provider Living Program contact information
Some counties within Pennsylvania contract with a private provider organization to provide their Independent Living Program. The following link will supply you with a directory of addresses and phone numbers for private child welfare agencies in Pennsylvania that specifically provide Independent Living Services.

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Technical Assistance

The Independent Living Project of the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center of the University Of Pittsburgh has the responsibility to monitor implementation of the IL Program and provide technical assistance to IL programs as needed. This responsibility includes visits to IL sites to review programs and reporting. Site visits include interviews with the children and youth director, IL coordinator, staff and program participants. A report containing findings and recommendations from the visit is prepared and submitted to the county for action. County agencies that participate in the IL grant program are required, as a condition of the grant, to cooperate with the IL Project staff. Counties are encouraged to contact the project staff to answer any questions about completing the grant application, to discuss program ideas or to arrange for a technical assistance visit.

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Forms and Instructions

SAT Waiver Request Letter

SAT Fee Waiver Information

Blank Electronic SAT Waiver Request Form

Adult Multimedia Release Minor Multimedia Release

YAB Activity Tracking Form

Forms and Instructions

Public Law (P.L.) 116-220, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, Division X

IL Welcome Guide


2014 Independent Living Services Guidlines Bulletin
2014 Independent Living Services Guidlines Bulletin Appendix