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Independent Living (ILP) Program

Connecting Young Adults to Support Services

This site provides information for current, former, and prospective ILP youth, child welfare workers, probation officers, foster parents and other caregivers, advocates, and supporters of youth in foster care or on probation. Click the link above for more information.

After-Eighteen Program

Foster Care Benefits Now Available Until Age 21

Turning 18 now means new choices and opportunities! Recognizing that 18 was too young for most young adults to be without support, a bill was signed into law in September 2010 giving foster youth the option to remain in foster care and receive services and supports until age 21. The bill is called the California Fostering Connections to Success Act, and is also known as Assembly Bill 12 (AB12). Beginning January 1, 2012, young adults are allowed to remain in Extended Foster Care after they turn 18.

Learn About VC Thrive

New Pilot Provides 18 Months of Supplemental Income

VC Thrive, Ventura County’s new pilot program is now accepting applications. This grant-supported program will provide 150 low-income former Ventura County foster youth with monthly stipends of $1,000 for 18 months. VC Thrive is administered by local non-profit James Storehouse. Visit the the James Storehouse website for more information and eligibility guidelines.

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