Welcome to ILS



ILS is a program designed to help foster youth achieve self-sufficiency when they age out of foster care. We provide intensive life skills training and case management support. Youth are encouraged and assisted to...


  • Complete high school with a diploma or GED
  • Gain work readiness, job retention, and career planning skills
  • Achieve a living wage and acquire money management skills
  • Obtain safe and sustainable housing
  • Access needed health care
  • Develop sound decision making skills
  • Establish permanency connections

Check out the website. Look at the links and resources. Please contact us and let us
know what we can do to help you

Call ILS 1-866-457-4636  or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


The Jr. League of San Diego Transitional Age Foster Youth Textbook Scholarship is Now Accepting applications. All eligible students are encouraged to apply!

see link:     http://www.jlsd.org/

Eligibility Requirements:

- Must be a student attending a San Diego County two , four year college or vocational school.

- Must be a student who has previously been in the foster care system

- Must provide transcripts showing at least three previous semsesters of grades

- Complete two essay questions included in the application

- Provide up to two references familiar with your education, work or life circumstances

If interested, an application can be completed online or downloaded. Click here

Click here http://jlsd.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=4f653751af9a95e2f8da80ac8&id=75af8074eb&e=02b2a8eed0>to view the application and instructions.

Any questions email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Online applications must be submitted by November 22, 2013 11:59 p.m.

If submitted by mail, must be postmarked by November 22, 2013 and sent to:

Junior League of San Diego

Attn: Scholarship

210 Maple Street

San Diego, CA. 92103


Advice for youth from youth:

A toolkit produced by Pathways RTC provides advice for youth from youth who have transitioned out of foster care to independent living or who are preparing to transition. The toolkit is divided into two sections, (1) a section with quotes such as "When it comes to money, I was never told...," and (2) suggestions for young people about how to succeed in transition.

Things People Never Told Me is available on the Pathways RTC website:



 Download the Emancipation Resource Guide 02.05.10





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