Independent Living Programs

Discover how the Independent Living Programs (Adult Skills and Supervised Independent Living) and Aftercare Regional Independent Living Program are making a real difference for young adults transitioning to independence in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties.

Independent Living

KHDS’s Supervised Independent Living program in Kenosha offers youth scattered site housing or placement with vetted adults, covering rental costs and providing in-home maintenance education and condition reviews. Participants develop an Individualized Service Plan with their case worker, focusing on education, health, connections, safety, and wellbeing, and attend weekly group classes on life skills. They also obtain essential documents and a smartphone for communication. The Adult Living Skills program prepares youth from 14 ½ years old, in out of home placement with strength assessments and life skills for successful transition out of the program. These initiatives aim to help the youth safely transition into independence and adult responsibilities.

Independent Living: Regional Aftercare

Aftercare Regional Independent Living Program provides additional support and assistance services to participants 18 to 23 years old who have aged out of out of home care. The program is available to any qualifying resident of Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties at no cost. If you are a former foster kid in Kenosha, Racine, or Walworth County, or know someone who is, we would love to connect and learn how we can support your transition to fully independent living. Give us a call 262-657-3330 or use the "Contact Us" button below.

Support Across Three Counties

Aftercare is dedicated to supporting young people as they make the transition from living with their foster parents to living as independent adults in the community. Participants are paired with trained professionals who are available to guide them and assist them in the process. Aftercare participants are also encouraged to connect with each other for peer support and community.

Below are some of the services Provided By Aftercare

Aftercare PDF pamphlet.

Download the (pdf) pamphlet and learn more about Aftercare.

Success Story

Overcoming legal challenges and educational hurdles, BSL graduated online with help from a mentor. Her dedication led to the expungement of her charges and a fresh start with a housing voucher.

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Leadership Team




Racine and Walworth Counties: Jessica Capponi

Kenosha County and YAC: Annette Copado