Independent Living Skills Program


The Shasta Independent Living Program (Shasta ILP) through Northern California Youth & Family help foster youth build the skills they need to make a successful transition to self-sufficiency and responsible adulthood.

Shasta ILP works to ensure that all foster youth have the opportunity to experience a safe and supported transition from foster care. Shasta ILP is available to current and former foster youth, Kin-GAP youth, and probation youth from age 16 until their 21st birthday.

Shasta ILP offers a full range of services designed to assist and support emancipating foster care and probation-involved youth in their transition to independent living.

Youth can participate in Shasta ILP in the following programs:

  • Life and employment skills training
  • Experiential groups
  • Health, hygiene, and safety training
  • Banking and consumer purchasing
  • Community resource knowledge
  • Assistance with college application, registration, and financial aid
  • Group Learning Opportunities and Social Events
  • Transitional Housing Program referral
  • Events and workshops

Participants attend workshops focused on educational and social skills development, study skills and test-taking preparation.

Assistance and referrals to promote physical health, mental health, and safety skills including, but not limited to: substance abuse prevention, smoking cessation, pregnancy prevention, and nutrition education.

Daily living skills including information/training in financial management and budgeting; personal responsibility skills; self-advocacy; household management.

Who is Eligible?
Youth between the age of 16 and 20 who are currently in an out-of-home placement or who were in an out-of-home placement sometime after their 16th birthday are eligible for ILSP services until their 21st birthday.

Can youth receive Shasta ILP services if his or her case is terminated?
Yes, as long as a youth was in out-of-home placement for any period after his or her 16th birthday, even if the case was later terminated.

How are youth referred?

Youth are referred to Shasta ILP by their Children’s Services social worker, probation officer or may self-refer.

For more information, contact:
Shasta ILP
Northern California Youth & Family
530-365-9197 Ext.105 or Or Call Toll-Free 1-888-893-9197
2770 Pioneer Drive, Redding, CA 96001