"You have brains in your head.
Life after foster care can be challenging and confusing. The DHS Independent Living Program (ILP) helps young people become informed. develop skills, and build connections to strengthen their transition to life on their own, creating success at all levels.
Young people in foster care, ages 12-18, currently in placement through Hawaiʻi CWS. Young people previously in care with Hawaiʻi CWS, ages 18-21, transitioning from care into adult self-sufficiency.
Independent Living Program is funded at both the federal and state level in accordance with Public Law 106-169, Sec. 477 - John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program