Tehama Independent Living

Tehama County foster youth face a difficult transition into the world of adult life. Our goal is to assist them by providing resources and skills that will enable these young adults to succeed in their daily living after they have left foster care.

Our interactive program gives them the tools to not only to survive, but to become successful at living independently. We have structured our program to provide personal support as a main function including the following:

  • Monthly Program Bulletin

  • Life and employment skills training

  • Experiential groups

  • Health, hygiene, and safety training

  • Banking and consumer purchasing

  • Community resource knowledge

  • Assistance with college application, registration, and financial aid

  • Group Learning Opportunities and Social Events

  • Transitional Housing Program referral

Foster youth in a group, empowered with life skills for independence.

Program Coordinator
Joe Fernandez

Everything you can imagine is real.

Pablo Picasso

Who is Eligible for Tehama County Independent Living Program (ILP)

  • Current or former foster children

  • 16 – 21 years of age

  • Referred by County Social Worker or Probation Officer

  • Voluntary participation

Emancipation Saving Opportunities

  • Paid volunteer program and scholarships

  • Incentive earning based on participation


After Care Services

  • Serving former foster youth up to age 21

  • Transition Housing Placement Program Plus

  • Outcome Tracking

  • HUD referral program