independent living

Transitioning from youth to adulthood is hard. Let us help you achieve independence. We can provide assistance with: housing, education, employment, transportation, medical and financial needs.


We can help you:

  • become self-sufficient and provide support for you to reach your goals,

  • with your education and employment needs,

  • connect to local resources,

  • provide financial resources for food, housing, transportation and other emergency needs,

  • learn about how to manage financial matters, and

  • arrange transportation for work, school, appointments.

Based on your needs, we may be able to assist with:

  • Housing

  • Emergency funds

  • Job training

  • Work related expenses

  • Educational expenses

  • Work readiness

  • Transportation

  • Insurance

  • Security deposits

  • Rent

  • Utilities

  • Groceries

  • Basic necessities

  • Child care

  • Personal documents

Eligibility

  • Individual is between the ages 18 to 21,

  • Were in foster care or other out of home setting at 17 1/2 (group home, residential facility, shelter care),

  • Entered court-ordered kinship care or a guardianship placement, or

  • Were adopted after the age of 16

Work Experience Program

Our Foster Youth Work Experience program gives youth the opportunity to get an overview of a certain field or company, develop knowledge and skills, gain insight into a certain role and a valuable set of contacts for the future.


Our program is currently available in Waukesha and Washington Counties as follows:

 

Waukesha County Eligibility 

  • Were in foster care or other out of home setting

  • Individual is a female and between the ages 16 and 21

  • Reside in Waukesha County

  • Must be available to start a job in June and end in September (flexible schedule is on a case-by-case basis)

  • Must be willing to work a minimum of 10 hours a week up to a maximum of 160 hours

  • Earn $10.00 per hour while learning on the job

Washington County Eligibility

  • Were in foster care or other out of home setting

  • Individual is between the ages 16 and 21

  • Reside in Washington County

  • Must be available to start a job in June and end in September (flexible schedule is on a case-by-case basis)

  • Must be willing to work a minimum of 10 hours a week up to a maximum of 160 hours

  • Earn $10.00 per hour while learning on the job

How We Help!
Our Business Solutions Team will actively consult with businesses throughout Washington and Waukesha County to secure paid work experiences
opportunities that match your interests and abilities!

team members

Career Planner

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Lauren Friedl

Career Planner

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Cindy Hinckley

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