Independent Living Arrangement
My Path Forward-Independent Living Arrangement (MPF-ILA) is an innovative program serving young adults ages 17-20 who have aged out of foster care and are participating in Fostering Futures. MPF-ILA is a more structured program with increased supervision and more intensive services. Our Independent Living Arrangement was created after several years of success with our original program, and seeing the need for increased services for younger youth. Our goal with MPF-ILA is that each youth reach independence and learn to successfully navigate the increasingly complex world of adulthood. Our program is unique in that we offer continued wrap-around services and affordable housing to youth up to age 25, even when they do not have the support and funding available to them through their Local Department of Social Services.
Why our program works
The strength of the MPF-ILA program lies in our focus on the unique focus on the unique needs and goals of our participants. Our individualized case management and life coaching are provided through a trauma-focused lens that allows our staff to understand the behaviors, emotions, and needs of our clients.
Each program participant has access to critical basics including transportation, medical and mental health services, life skills training, and support, and essential living items. To ensure a smooth transition into independence, each youth is coached as they pursue their educational, career, and personal goals.
We further engage our program participants by encouraging their input into the program design and empowering them to advocate for systemic social service change.
If you would like to refer a young person to our MPF-ILA program or if you are a young adult aged 17-20 who has aged out of foster care and is participating in Fostering Futures, and would like to apply to the program, please click below to fill out a MPF-ILA program application form:
(Once submitted, you will receive an email confirmation with a copy of your application attached.)
For more information on the MPF-ILA program, contact Diehdre Gregory, Permanency and Independent Living Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (804) 353-0191 ext. 336
MPF-ILA does Not Provide Emergency Placement.