The Independent Living Program is operated from both Versailles and Owensboro Campuses and focuses on helping young adults, male and female, 16-21 to develop essential life skills for transitioning from dependence to independence. The program serves young adults who have been committed to the Department of Community Based Services and the Department of Juvenile Justice and are currently still under commitment, or have aged out of the system. These young adults need structure which allows them to become self-sufficient. We assist young people in finishing their education including college or trade school, assist them in finding part-time employment, educate them on the basic skills needed to live on one’s own (budgeting, balancing checkbook, cooking, shopping, parenting skills, relationship skills, etc.). The young adults reside in one of four locations: the Versailles Campus, the Owensboro Campus, a four-plex in Lexington, and scattered site apartments located in Fayette County. All Independent Living residents receive case management services, group and individual counseling as needed. Staff assist residents with any issues that arise providing a network of support and resources enabling our young people to grow into independence.
Independent Living Programs- Both campuses have Independent Living Programs for youth ages 16-21.