Independent Living & Aftercare - A Program For Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

Independent Living & Aftercare (ILA) is a program that serves youth who have or will "age out" of the foster care system between the ages of 16-21. This program prepares them to live on their own and to function in society to the best of their abilities. Program youth learn the skills they will need as adults through group training, retreats, and assistance with their individual needs.


Hear About the ILA Program From One of Our Youth:


  • Strengths and needs assessment
  • Develop individual transition plans to adulthood
  • On-going case management
  • Overseeing housing stability
  • Job readiness skills
  • Enrollment and advocacy in local school districts
  • Behavior management and programs
  • Social and emotional skill development
  • Recreational activities
  • Links to community resources
  • Maintenance of court appearances and recommendations
  • Referrals for pyschological and psychiatric evaluations and treatment

For more information about Auberle's Independent Living & Aftercare (ILA) program, contact Jennifer Lewis, ILA Manager, at 412-673-5856 ext. 1277 or by email at