Supervised Independent Living/Transitional Living Program
Helping our youth deal with their trauma issues is the number one priority at the Children’s Home. In addition, efforts are made to help older youth develop independent living skills. The Supervised Independent Living Program (SILP) is a type of agency boarding home in which children live on their own in the community under the supervision of the Children’s Home. This program provides a transitional experience for children for whom the plan of care is discharge from care to his/her own responsibility.
Children in this program are between 18 and 21 years of age, have received their high school diploma or GED and are attending college and/or working in the community. Each SILP apartment is fully equipped so that children are learning meal preparation, housekeeping, financial management and other skills needed for living independently. Social work staff and others work intensively to prepare these youth to be productive members of their community.