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

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: (509) 853-1300

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: (509) 946-4645

Adams, Asotin, Chelan/Douglas, Ferry, Garfield, Grant, Lincoln, Okanagon, Pend Orielle, Spokane, Stevens, and Whitman,

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: (509) 662-6761

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