Young Adults Formerly in Care

Thank you for checking out our website. We recognize that this may be a difficult transition for you and we want to help you find useful resources and support.

Tools for Living Independently – Independent Living Services (ILP)

Napa County Child Welfare Services offers the Independent Living Program (ILP) to current and former foster youth. ILP focuses on helping youth gain the basic life skills and information needed to become successful self-sufficient adults. ILP provides mentoring and training to foster care youth who were in foster care during the age of 15 1/2 to 18. Youth ages 16 and over who are in foster care, or were in foster care on or after their 16th birthday, are eligible for services up to the age of 21. Child Welfare Services provides ILP services to enable youth to achieve self-sufficiency prior to leaving the foster care system by providing independent living skills assessments, support training, services, and a written transitional independent living plan is designed for each participant to meet the goal of being self-sufficient. 

Napa County contracts with Voices Youth Center. Visit their site to learn more about the following services offered:

  • Apartment Hunting
  • Banking Information
  • Budgeting and Money Management
  • Career / Job Planning
  • College Applications
  • Computer Training
  • Educational Planning
  • Financial Aid Applications
  • Job Training
  • Pregnant and Parenting Foster Youth Teens
  • Resumes
  • Social Security Card, Birth Certificate and California ID Card Applications
  • Social Skills Training
  • Tax Forms
  • Transitional Housing Program for emancipated youth 
  • Housing Assistance Program – Through Napa County, Housing Assistance is contracted with Voices to offer housing navigator support program and financial assistance to directly support a person formerly in foster care (ages 18-24 years old) with assistance to obtain or maintain housing.

Affordable Health Insurance

This new guide offers valuable information on available health insurance for vulnerable youths, who qualifies, and what coverage will include. This resource also has information on specialized services, if needed.

Expressions of Hope

Respite pay, furniture, and clothes/diapers for foster kids, meal delivered during first week of new placement

LGBTQ Connection

Support and counseling for youth and families, training for parents/community

780 Lincoln Avenue
Napa, CA 94558


Kinship and post-adoption support, therapy, and activities

3299 Claremont Way, Suite 3
Napa, CA 94558


Support, life skills, and activities for emancipated foster youth

780 Lincoln Avenue
Napa, CA 94558