What is the Independent
ILP is a federal and state funded, nationwide program
designed to provide basic life skills, career exploration
and job readiness preparation for foster teens. In this
program, the eligible teens (16-21 years of age) will learn
skills to prepare them to transition to adulthood and living
on their own.
Some of the ILP services currently available are:
other financial assistance
& Employment Training
workshops on specific topics
"hard and soft skill" classes
workbooks and other individual plans
What are the
benefits of participating in ILP?
Financial incentives are given for most classes or workshop
participation. Incentives include, but are not limited to:
Up to $10.00 per class, $25.00 for one-day workshops or
$50.00 for all day event.
for college tuition.
for vocational training to obtain a license or
certificate in a trade.
Help with work
related expenses; (uniforms, shoes, tools, bus tickets,
other foster teens.
Directory for teens.
ID packet -
birth certificate, social security card, DMV card,
health history, placement history.
Exit package (includes household
Most former foster youth are eligible for full Medi-Cal
benefits until their 21st birthday. The initial enrollment
process is automatic for qualifying youth; however, renewal
of Extended Medi-Cal benefits is not automatic and requires
annual eligibility renewal with the youth verifying the
- The youth's consent to continue
with Medi-Cal services.
- The youth's current address.
- The existence of any other
medical insurance (i.e. through employment etc.).
- Laminated "Extended Medi-Cal
Benefit" informational cards are available and must
be distributed by the ILP social worker to all qualified
youth before case dismissal
regarding this new benefit can be directed to the Rancho
Cucamonga Foster Care unit 1-888-743-1474.
Who do I call for more
ILP Coordinator (909) 891-3559
Rancho ILP Social Worker (909) 945-3913(909) 945-3914
San Bernardino ILP Social Worker (909) 383-2136
Desert ILP Social Worker (760) 843-4201
Probation ILP Coordinator (909) 383-2907
FOR ILP REGISTRATION CONTACT YOUR ILP CLERK AT: