Youth and Young Adult Independent Living Program

It can be overwhelming for a young adult leaving foster care to navigate the challenges of independent living. Catholic Charities offers services to help ease this transition to self-sufficiency. Our Youth Specialists can help you:

  • Pursue an education
  • Train for employment
  • Learn financial literacy
  • Develop critical life skills
  • Plan for a smooth transition from Foster Care into self-sufficiency as an adult

Meet with a case manager one-on-one or in a group and learn how to create healthy relationships, advocate for yourself, and maintain support networks.

Contact: Whitney Carlson, wcarlson@catholiccharitiescw.org

Contact & Information

Richland Office: Serving Benton, Franklin, Walla Walla and Columbia Counties

Eligibility: Young adults ages 15-23, must have an open dependency with Department of Youth Children and Families

Cost: Free

Commitment: Meeting once a quarter

Referral form: DCYF or self-referral

Contact: 2139 Van Giesen, Richland. (509) 946-4645.

Spokane Office: Serving Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Lincoln, Spokane, Whitman, Garfield, and Asotin Counties

Eligibility: Young adults ages 15-23, must have an open dependency with Department of Youth Children and Families

Cost: Free

Commitment: Meeting once a quarter

Referral form: DCYF or self-referral

Contact: 901 E. 2nd Avenue, Suite 308, Spokane. (509) 853-2755

Wenatchee: Office: Serving Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, Grant, and Adams Counties

Eligibility: Young adults ages 15-23, must have an open dependency with Department of Youth Children and Families

Cost: Free

Commitment: Meeting once a quarter

Referral form: DCYF or self-referral

Contact: 125 Worthen Street, Wenatchee. (509) 662-6761.

Yakima Office: Serving Kittitas, Klickitat and Yakima Counties

Eligibility: Young adults ages 15-23, must have an open dependency with Department of Youth Children and Families

Cost: Free

Commitment: Meeting once a quarter

Referral form: DCYF or self-referral

Contact: 303 E. D Street, Suite 5, Yakima. (509) 853-1300.

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