Foster Care - Independent Living Program
Rock County Human Services has services that are intended to help the older teenage foster children become better prepared to live independently. There is a requirement that each foster child age 15 and older must be assessed by the ILP to determine whether he/she has the skills and knowledge needed to live independently after leaving foster care.
Foster parents are expected to assist the children in developing some of the skills, such as doing the laundry, money management, meal preparation, and responsible decision making. The ILP Coordinator will complete an assessment with the youth and foster parents and offer ideas and services to supplement those skills being learned in the care provider's home or facility.
For more information, contact the Independent Living Coordinator:
Amanda Galaviz, MSW
Juvenile Justice Diversion Programs Supervisor
Rock County Human Services Department
3530 N. Cty. Trk. Hwy. F
P.O. Box 1649
Janesville, WI 53547-1649
Phone: (608) 758-8471
Fax: (608) 757-5116
Wisconsin Department of Children & Families - Programs for Children