Youth are referred to ILSP by their child welfare workers, probation officers, community partners or may self refer.
SF ILSP is open to current and former foster youth, Kin-GAP youth, and probation youth from age 16 until their 21st birthday. The program offers a full range of education, employment, permanency, and resource and referral services to support success.
Anyone ages 16 to 20 who:
Through a partnership with the Seneca Family of Agencies, SF ILSP helps youth make community connections and create a permanent network of support in preparation for adulthood.
Independent Living Skills Program
Eligibility for ILSP ends on a young person's 21st birthday.
SF ILSP provides assistance and referrals to promote physical health, mental health, and safety, including substance abuse prevention, smoking cessation, pregnancy prevention, and nutrition.
To ensure young people have a strong foundation for independence, SF ILSP provides information and training in budgeting and financial literacy; obtaining vital records; personal responsibility and self-advocacy; household management; navigating public transit, and other vital life skills.
Educational services at SF ILSP focus on high school completion and preparation for college or career success. Supports include tutoring and skill development, referrals, vocational and experiential learning, computer skills, test taking skills, special reports required for school including IEPs, and assistance with college applications. We also offer First Foundation, a more structured program for high school completion.
First Foundation is an educational support program for young people willing to commit to earning their high school diploma or GED. Participants attend workshops focused on educational and social skills and test preparation and receive individualized tutoring, IEP support, educational plan management, and assistance in goal setting and service coordination.
At SF ILSP young people have the opportunity to begin planning for their future career success. Our staff provide assistance and referrals to help our young people explore potential career paths and develop work readiness and responsibility skills.
We also offer employment development & experience, vocational training, apprenticeship opportunities, and job placement and retention support.
After completing the referral form, submit it as an email attachment to email@example.com or fax to 415-230-3981
Finding and maintaining housing can be complicated for young people, especially in the Bay Area. SF ILSP offers support and referrals for transitional housing; federal, state and local housing programs; and landlord/tenant issues.