The Independent Living Skills program (ILS) is a county-funded program designed to prepare and assist current and former foster youth through their transition from the foster care system into independence. Our Case Managers are equipped with extensive training of best practices related to transition age youth, and our staff work collaboratively with other community resources in order to connect youth to services available. Our goal is to provide a strengths-based, individualized approach to assist youth in reaching their personal goals.


Youth, ages 16-21, referred by their County Social Worker or Probation Officer

Services Provided

  • Individualized case management
  • Independent living skills education
  • Educational and employment assistance
  • Financial education and personal budget development
  • Housing and community-based referrals
  • Interactive skill building workshops

Contact Us

For more information about this program, please contact:

Lyndsey Macaranas
[email protected]

County ILS Website
ILS Info Line: 1-866-ILS-INFO (1-866-457-4636)

This program is funded by the County of San Diego Health & Human Services.