Preparation For Independent Living Program provides youth with the opportunity
to learn the important practical and interpersonal skills needed to live successfully
in today's world. The program provides skilled counselors who provide guidance
and practical knowledge through a series of life skills programs, group meetings,
and individual counseling.
Education is a key component to the ILP program. Residents are required to attend
school. Students may be attending high school, GED, technical school or college.
The staff encourages youth to explore and develop their interests and personal
skills. A summer program has been developed to allow youth to test different careers
that they have expressed an interest in through a community intern partnership.|
| All residents are required to obtain a part-time
job. A savings program is also required of all residents. This life skill training
helps youth become self-disciplined, develop good work habits, develop a workable
budget and develop good sound time management skills, all important steps to leading
a life of independence.|
Citizenship, social responsibility, and community
involvement are important elements of the ILP program at Elks Aidmore. Through
volunteer work, and community education, youth learn the importance of personal
The ultimate goal for the ILP program is to help
youth achieve a sense of confidence and knowledge enabling them to live independently
* Must be at least 16 1/2 years of
* Must be working
* Must not present a safety risk.
|* Must make a full commitment to |
* Must be interviewed by the
* Must be able to attend public
school, GED, technical
For applicants currently residing at
* Residents must have completed their cottage goals and
demonstrated greater responsibility and trust.
* The resident must apply to the program through his/her cottage
For outside referrals.
* Case worker must contact the intake coordinator and apply for the
* Referral must meet the above criteria