Transitional Living (TL) Program

The TL program is a continuum of the Independent Living Skills (IL) program for current and former foster youth ages 18 up to their 23rd birthday. The TL program is a voluntary program and open to all youth who meet eligibility. The youth can be anywhere on the spectrum of transitioning to adulthood. DCYF contracts with local community-based agencies and federally recognized tribes throughout the state to provide transitional living skills.

Services may include:

  • Casey Life Skills Assessment (CLSA) and plan
  • Educational Support
  • Housing Assistance
  • Employment Assistance
  • Helps youth establish stable and healthy connections
  • Case management
  • Funding (may be used to assist with self-sufficiency and/or obtaining TL goals)


  • Youth ages 18 up to their 23rd birthday who are current or former foster youth from state or tribal out of home care and
  • Youth was between ages 15 and 17, and in an established dependency through DCYF or a tribal child welfare agency and in an out-of-home foster care placement for at least 30 days after their 15th birthday.

Important Dates

  • Youth can self-refer any time after 18 up to their 23rd birthday.

How to Apply

  • Youth can contact the TL provider directly for these services.

Independent Living Coordinator and Provider Contact Information

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