UPDATE: This program is no longer available at Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans. If you are interested in foster care programs, please visit our Therapeutic Family Services page.

Independent Living Skills Program

Independent Living Skills Program (ILSP) assists youth who are or were in foster care to become independent adults. The program gives an opportunity for youth to learn valuable skills necessary to make a successful transition from state custody to living on their own in the community.

Foster youth age 14 -21 may be eligible for this program.

Program curriculum includes:

  • Preparation for Higher Education
  • Vocational Assessments
  • Job Readiness
  • Job Search
  • Budgeting and Financial Planning
  • Community Resources
  • Housing Options/Location
  • Health Care
  • Transportation
  • Shopping
  • Emergency and Safety Skills
  • Housekeeping
  • Personal Appearance

ILSP Aftercare Program provides ongoing support and assistance to young adults (18-25) who struggle to meet the  challenges of independent living after completing ILSP.