Independent Living Program

Helping youth transitioning out of foster care thrive at home, at school and in their community.

About

For many youth transitioning out of foster care, the adult world can be overwhelming. They may not know how to find and keep a job, stay in school, find a place to live, manage money, cook nutritious food, or how to handle an emergency. They may not know where they will spend their birthday or Christmas.

The Independent Living Program (ILP) is a program for youth ages 16-20 in Marion and Yamhill Counties who are transitioning to adulthood from foster care. Youth are taught skills that will help prepare them to live independent, successful lives. Many have not had the opportunity to learn basic skills because of the lack of stability in their young lives.

Each ILP participant is required to attend at least one meeting a month. They can attend as many classes as they choose. Classes range from housing, nutrition, and money management, to social skills, college preparation and job search skills.

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Our Stories

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Marlene’s Story

Marlene’s Story

Pictured above:  Marlene (right) and Randi, her Personal Support Worker.     “No matter what is going on in her life, Marlene will greet you with a smile and make you feel as though you are part of her family.”  -- Angela Dionne  Over the last 20 years,...

Bob Gooley Wins Legacy of Life Award

Bob Gooley Wins Legacy of Life Award

 Legacy of Life Award recipient Bob Gooley has been a part of the Father Taaffe Homes program for over 15 years. He has participated as a member of his local Knights of Columbus council as well as serving many hours as a volunteer. Bob joined the Father Taaffe...