The Independent Living Program is operated by the Versailles Campus (program is housed in Lexington) and focuses on helping young adults, male and female, 17-21 to develop necessary life skills for transitioning from dependence to independence.
The program provides independent living services to youth that have children as well. The program serves young adults who are currently under commitment to the Department of Community Based Services and the Department of Juvenile Justice.
These young adults need structure which allows them to become self-sufficient. We assist young people in finishing their education including college or trade school, assist them in finding part time employment, educate them on the basic skills needed to live on one's own (budgeting, balancing a checkbook, cooking, shopping, parenting skills, relationship skills, etc.).
The young adults reside in one of two locations: an eight-plex or scattered site apartments located in Fayette County. All Independent Living residents receive case management services, life skills development, group and individual counseling as needed.
Earl Washington, LCSW
Director of Child Placing Services
Independent Living Program
(859) 509-4307 cell
Our staff, who are available 24/7, assist residents with any issues that arise providing a network of support and resources enabling our young people to grow into independence.
In summary, our program:
Click here for Admission Eligibility Criteria
We are currently only able to serve youth committed to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. If you are a youth who is no longer committed or a person working with a youth no longer committed, you can contact the Statewide ILP Coordinator for information specific to you, 1-800-232-5437, or Chafee.ILP@ky.gov
Because our youth have a wide range of individual needs and circumstances, we coordinate services with other federal, state and local agencies engaged in similar activities:
Department of Vocational Rehabilitation ovr.ky.gov
Goodwill Industries www.goodwillky.org
Job Corps www.jobcorps.gov/home.aspx
Volunteers of America www.voaky.org
Opportunities For Work and Learning www.owlinc.net
Family support with DCBS chfs.ky.gov/dcbs/dfs