Independent Living Program

DSC_0084The goal of the Erie County Independent Living Program is to provide all adolescents making the transition from placement to independent living/adulthood with the supports, skills and resources necessary to make them self-sufficient and productive members of society.

Through combined efforts, Family Services of NW PA, Bethesda Children’s Home and the Erie County Office of Children and Youth have designed and implemented partnered services that include individual counseling, life skills groups, assistance in enrolling in higher education, job preparation and retainment skills training and assistance in obtaining suitable housing.

Service Available in:

Erie County

Who Should be Referred:

North Star Mentoring

North Star Mentoring helps young people with a history of foster care and/or out of home placement to make permanent connections with positive adult role models.

Do you have what it takes to become a mentor? Visit the North Star Mentoring Website or download the brochure to learn more.

Contact Information:

Downtown Erie
240 West 11th Street
Erie, PA 16501
814.871.0903

The Erie County Independent Living Program is a contractual and collaborative arrangement between Family Services of NW PA, Bethesda Lutheran Services, and the Erie County Office of Children and Youth (OCY). OCY contracts with both Family Services of NW PA and Bethesda to provide jointly the direct services of the Erie County Independent Living Program (ECILP) to youth aged 14-21.

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