Who can be an Independent Living Provider?
An independent living provider can be any caring and patient individual who meets the following requirements:
At least 25 years of age
No criminal history
No history with Child Protective Services
Live in or own a home with accommodating space
Willing to work with youth and provide support as they transition out of the foster care system
Who is eligible for Orchards Independent Living Program?
Adolescents and young adults beginning at the age of sixteen who are currently in the foster care system.
Youth that demonstrate maturity in self-care and personal judgment.
Youth must be willing to learn the skills to function independently physically, emotionally and intellectually.
Youth must be enrolled in and regularly attending an educational or vocational program and/or maintain employment.