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Programs
 
  One to One Services
 
Social Development Activities
  Incentives & Financial Assistance

  Aftercare
  Housing

 

 
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One to One Services - These services are dependent  upon levels of staffing within the program and may be limited.

  • Training: budgeting, banking, cost effective shopping, self-esteem, decision making, health relationships, planning and problem solving, health and birth control.
  • Assistance in seeking and maintaining housing
  • Assistance with seeking and maintaining employment
  • Identifying vocational goals
  • Assist in collecting necessary documents (Birth certificate, Social Security, CA identification card, etc.)
  • Coordinate special services including: tutoring, therapy, medical and dental needs, application process for Medical, SSI, and TANF
  • Assistance with applying for financial aid and scholarships
  • Assistance to youth and care providers in addressing emancipation issues

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Social Development Activities

Baby City
An experiential transition event that exposes youth to the realities and responsibilities of parenting, caring for children and their health needs, finding quality childcare and other community resources.

End of Year Celebration
A social development event to celebrate the end of the school year and the beginning of summer.

California Youth Connection
A program developed by youth, for youth. This program assists youth in making change at the legislative level. Youth receive adult support in lobbying at the legislative level for desired change in the foster care system and improvement in the general quality of life for foster youth while in care and after emancipation  For more information on getting involved contact the California Youth Connection at (415) 442-5060 or info@calyouthconn.org.

Tours
ILP provides tours to colleges and universities, vocational educational institutions, California Conservation Corps, Job Corps, Social Security, Worknet, DMV, Employment Development Department and other appropriate institutions unique to a youth's need.

State ILP Youth Conference
These conferences provide workshops for youth and adults on topics such as problem solving, addressing program needs and various living skills topics. Entertainment is also provided and usually focused around a theme, which is pertinent to program goals. Conferences are held on college campuses where youth and adult supporters spend the night either in dorms or in hotels in various locations around the state.

Holiday Party
A social development event for ILP youth only designed to promote social interactions, develop social skills and celebrate holiday festivities as a group.

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Incentives & Financial Assistance

Due to state budget cuts, SJC ILP is no longer able to offer financial incentives for workshop participation.

 

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Aftercare

The ILP aftercare program provides services to youth 18 to 21 years and who are no longer dependents/wards of the court. This program is able to assist youth with housing, employment, educational, medical and emergency needs.  Call your local ILP program to see if you are eligible.

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Housing

Financial assistance is available in the form of first month's rent and deposit to qualifying after-care youth.

Project Hope
A permanent supportive housing program for homeless and disabled youth, provided by Lutheran social services of Northern California.  Participants must be ILP eligible and no longer a ward of the court.  Project Hope participants receive assistance in locating housing and a rental subsidy.  Case management & support services are also provided.  For more information or to obtain an application, contact Sherrie Flores at (209) 468-1278 or email: sflores@sjgov.org

THP Plus
A transitional housing program opportunity for emancipated foster youth, ages 18-24, who emancipated from the child welfare or  probation system.  Participants may live alone or with roommates in apartments with regular support provided by THP Plus agency staff and ILP coordinators.  Support services include regular visits to participants' residences; educational guidance; employment counseling; and assistance in reaching self identified goals as outlined in each youths Transitional Independent Living Plan (STEP-TILP).

Brochure:
THP Plus

Transitional Housing Referral (PDF document)

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