Are You Eligible ??????

Only an ILP/Transition Coordinator can verify your eligibility. However, if you are between the ages of 16- 20, you may be eligible for Independent Living Program (ILP) services if one of the following applies to you:

  • Were/are in a foster care placement at any time from age 16 - 18*;

  • Were/are under a legal guardianship with a relative (KinGAP) and received/are receiving KinGAP services between the ages of 16 to 18 years of age;

  • Were/are in a Dependency Court granted non-related legal guardianship that was granted on or after your 8th birthday

Services are based on need and availability of funding. Your ILP/Transition Coordinator will be more than willing to discuss available services and what you need to do get request help.

These guidelines apply to DCFS and Probation foster youth. If you have questions about eligibility, please call the Youth Development Services at 1(877) 694-5741 or email us at In the email please let us know your name, date of birth, how to contact you and what we can do to assist you.

  • * This does not include youth placed in detention facilities, locked facilities, forestry camps, training schools, facilities that are primarily for the detention of youth who are adjudicated, delinquent, medical and psychiatric facilities, voluntary placements, wraparound program participants, youth placed pursuant to an individualized education program and guardianship placements in which the youth is not a dependent or ward of the court.

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