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. Additional information can be found on this PDF handout with links: https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child_Protection/Youth_and_Young_Adults/Transitional_Living/documents/Transitional_Living_Services_Handout.pdf


  • Transitional services are multipurpose and available to youth ages 14 up to 23. Transitional living services include Circles of Support, and Preparation for Adult Living (PAL),