Independent Living Skills

Residents of the Quest, Hopper, and Jewett Programs at the Northwest Children’s Home are taught daily life skills through the Independent Living Skills program utilizing the Casey Family Programs, “Ready, Set, Fly” model. Residents attend weekly independent living skills groups to prepare them for adulthood.

Areas of Focus

Groups are broken down into various categories including:

  • Career Planning
  • Daily Living
  • Self-Care
  • Social Relationships
  • Communication
  • Housing and Money Management
  • Home Life

Adulthood and Beyond

Residents over the age of 15 are eligible to receive additional guidance and support in completing applications for college, financial aid, and employment. Residents who are getting ready to age out of foster care while residing at the Northwest Children’s Home will receive additional support in securing a place to live and employment. They also have opportunities to have support in securing services such as food stamps, Medicaid, Disability benefits, as well as many other services that may be available, prior to leaving the organization.