Independent Living Program

Washington State Independent Living Services

About this resource

The Chafee 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.

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  • To be eligible for the Independent Living Program youth must be 15 years old or older (through 21 years of age), currently in foster care in an open dependency action through DSHS or a tribal child welfare agency for at least 30 days after their 15th birthday. Once initial eligibility has been met youth remain eligible until age 21.