Independent Living Program

Missouri Older Youth Program

About this resource

Independent Living (IL) Programs help current and former foster youth reach their independent living goals, providing services for education, employment, housing, budgeting and building a support network to assist youth as they transition to adulthood.

Online guide to find your local program:


  • Youth, ages 14-21, currently in the legal custody of the Division and in out-of-home placement; Youth, who exited legal custody of the Division on or after the age of 17.5 but have not yet reached age 21. Youth, who after age 16 or older, leave foster care for adoption or guardianship.