Independent Living Program (ILP)
What is this service?
The Independent Living Program (ILP) is a service designed to provide resources and support for foster youth and probation youth between the ages of 14-21. ILP is a voluntary program, offering current and former foster and probation youth access to services through local organizations and agencies to support a successful transition to adulthood.
Who can use this service?
This service is available to any youth in foster care at any time between their 14th and 18th birthdays can be served by ILP, even after their foster care case closes, up to the age of 21. This service is also available to any youth in foster care who was/are between 16 and 18 years of age and in receipt of the Kinship Guardianship Assistance Payment Program (Kin-Gap)
Is there a charge for this service?
This service is provided free of charge.
What is the process?
Step 1: Inquire about eligibility
To determine if you are eligible to participate in ILP, please contact your assigned social worker or probation officer. If you do not know who your social worker or probation officer is, or if you have already exited foster care, please call our intake hotline at 805-781-5437 or the ILP Program directly at 805-781-3535. You may also walk in to any San Luis Obispo County Department of Social Services office, which are open Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (closed on County-observed holidays), or visit www.slofostercare.com; click on Resources, then visit the Foster Youth tab.
When and where is this service offered?
This service is provided at any County of San Luis Obispo Social Services office, which are open Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (closed on County-observed holidays).
San Luis Obispo County’s Independent Living Program (ILP) program services are contracted and offered through the community non-profit Family Care Network, Inc. Services may be offered in their SLO (1255 Kendall Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401) or Atascadero (4450 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422) locations, as well as any of the DSS offices (contact info); however, services are primarily provided in the community, the youth’s home, and through the YESS and Life Skills classes held at Cuesta College (CA-1, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). Additional information can be obtained through the family’s assigned CWS Social Worker (if you do not know who the assigned social worker is, you may contact reception at 805.781.1700) or by calling the ILP office directly at 805.781.3535.
Location, directions and hours of operation
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Morro Bay Social Services
600 Quintana Road Morro Bay , CA 93442
Tel: (805) 772-6405
Fax: (805) 772-6409
SLO Social Services- Higuera
3433 South Higuera San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Arroyo Grande Social Services
1086 East Grand Avenue Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
681 West Tefft Street Suite 1 Nipomo, CA 93444
Atascadero Social Services
9415 El Camino Real Atascadero, CA 93422
Paso Robles Social Services
406 Spring Street Paso Robles, CA 93446
Frequently Asked Questions
Where are ILP services offered?
ILP services are offered at any County of San Luis Obispo Social Services office, which are open Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (closed on County-observed holidays) and can still serve youth who are active with ILP and who move outside of San Luis Obispo County.