The Department provides independent living services to assist youth, ages 14 and older, who are in foster care, and youth who have exited care after their 18th birthday but have not reached age 21. Services are designed to promote self-sufficiency and responsible living for young adults. Participants receive training in Life Skills and Personal Development, mentoring, tuition assistance, and support with transitional living. Participants may also qualify to receive needs-based stipends through ASSIST (Achieving Self Sufficiency & Independence through Supported Transition) to help with living expenses.
Independent Living Services are contracted through the following providers:
Additional Information about Independent Living Services
- Delaware Youth Opportunity Initiative (DYOI)
- National Independent Living Association
- US Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
DSCYF Independent Living Contact Information
Mailing Address: 1825 Faulkland Rd, Wilmington, DE 19805