Independent Living

Independent Living Home Provider Qualifications

  • Marital status (can be single, married, separated)
  • Can be related to IL child (though not birth parents)
  • Must be financially stable
  • Able to produce proof of income and current utility bills
  • Have an approved living situation (apartment, house, flat, mobile home, etc.)
  • Have spare bedroom for IL child
  • Provide necessary furniture, bedding, towels, cooking, and eating utensils
  • Able to pass criminal and protective services’ clearances
  • Mail and telephone access for the child

Benefits of Becoming an Independent Living Home Provider

  • Able to choose sex, race, and characteristics of children placed in the home
  • Do not have to be licensed foster parents
  • Receive a daily room and board rate which is paid biweekly by the child
  • Prior to placement into an IL home, the youth’s background and behavioral patterns will be discussed
  • Satisfaction of helping a youth become independent and self reliant
  • Youth’s financial needs are supplemented through state payments
  • Training given to facilitate a successful placement
  • The child will be monitored for program and home compliance
  • 24 hour telephone social work access

Process of Becoming an Independent Living Provider

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  • Criminal and protective services’ clearances processed
  • In home orientation regarding program dynamics
  • Explanation of what is expected under room and board payments
  • Review of IL policies and IL provider expectations
  • Home assessment completed (to ensure a structurally safe and clean environment)