Learning Independence from Experience
Supervised independent living for foster youth.
The LIFE Project promotes self-confidence and self-sufficiency for young adults aging out of the foster care system and homeless young adults by providing independent living housing options and skills development in CPS Region 3b (Erath, Hood, Johnson, Palo Pinto, Parker, Somervell and Tarrant counties) and the following Region 3 counties: Dallas, Denton, Ellis and Navarro.
- Young adults, ages 18 up to 21, who are still in CPS custody anywhere in the state or who were in custody on their 18th birthday
- Young adults who meet the above criteria who have children from anywhere in the state
- Homeless young adults, ages 18-21 (non-CPS)
ACH will assist young adults in locating, securing and funding any of these housing options based on the young adult's desired location:
- College Dorms
- Non-College Dorms
- Shared Housing
Available Support Services:
- Case Management
- Financial Assistance (bi-weekly allowance)
- Household Setup (furniture and supplies)
- Work Skills Development
- Life Skills Development
Referral and Application Process:
Young adults must complete an application (CPS Form 2605). The CPS caseworker or PAL staff will review the application and submit it to the State Office SIL Coordinator.
ACH cannot accept applications that come directly from young adults or CPS/PAL staff. All applications must be submitted and approved through the State Office SIL Coordinator.
Homeless young adults who are not in CPS care can apply by either calling 817.335.HOPE (4673) or completing the online application (link below).
CPS Region 3b (Erath, Hood, Johnson, Palo Pinto, Parker, Somervell and Tarrant counties) and the following Region 3 counties: Dallas, Denton, Ellis and Navarro
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
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