Program Information

Children’s Home of Lubbock offers a Supervised Independent Living Program (SIL) to provide housing and support for “at-risk” foster youth who have aged out of care. Participants must be between the ages of 18 – 21 years. It is the ultimate goal of the SIL program to provide participants with the education, experiences, & skills necessary to become successful and pro-social adults. Participants work with a case manager to develop their own treatment plan as they transition to independence. All participants are required to work and to attend a school or some kind of vocational training.

The program provides life skills training education and opportunities focusing on a variety of topics, including:

  • Educational/vocational training
  • Money management and consumer awareness
  • Access to social services
  • Food management and housekeeping
  • Health and personal hygiene
  • Job seeking and employment etiquette
  • Transportation resources
  • Community resources
  • Emergency and personal safety skills
  • Interpersonal communication skills
  • Life decisions and responsibilities
  • Personal and social relationships
  • Legal issues
  • Housing issues
  • Support networking
  • Understanding CPS benefits