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Independent Living Skills (ILS)

ILS works to equip youth and teens with tangible skills and empower them to become a leader of change in their community. Providing support in the areas of employment, education, forming healthy relationships, housing services, and community resources, we walk alongside each individual as they identify and achieve their goals.

Any youth who has spent at least 30 days in foster care after their 15th birthday is eligible for ILS services and remains eligible until their 23rd birthday.

If you would like additional information, or believe you might qualify for ILS, please fill out the ILS referral form. Please note that there may be a waitlist for services in certain counties.


Housing Support

Olive Crest provides Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) housing support for 13 counties in Western Washington, including Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap, Pierce, Mason, Thurston, Grays Harbor, Pacific, Wakiakum, Skamania, Clark, Cowlitz, and Lewis counties. To qualify for this program, an individual must have been in foster care between 16 and 18 years of age.

Olive Crest also provides an Independent Youth Housing Program (IYHP) and Homeless Housing Grant Program (HHGP) support, as well as maintains a Transitional Housing Program for current and former foster youth residing in Kitsap County.

If you would like additional information, or believe you might qualify for one of our housing programs, please fill out the housing referral form.

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