The Independent Living (IL) Program is a program that shall be developed in every county to guide youth toward success as adults. This is accomplished by providing independent living services for all eligible youth as authorized in their ISP and, when possible, through group activities. IL services shall occur concurrently with continued efforts to achieve permanency.

Youth Covered By Policy

All youth ages fourteen (14) years and older served by DHR shall receive IL services. This includes:

  • Youth in DHR custody who are currently living in a licensed approved out-of-home care placement or who are on a trial home visit;
  • Youth receiving on-going protective services; and
  • Youth ages eighteen through twenty years who (1) have been discharged from the system of care, (2) were in foster care on or prior to their eighteenth birthday, and (3) have returned to DHR to request services.

Contact Information

Phone number: (334) 242-9500
Fax number: (334) 242-0939

Mailing address:
Alabama Department of Human Resources
Family Services Division
Independent Living Program
P.O. Box 304000
Montgomery, Al 36130


ILP Goals 
D.R.E.A.M Council 
Chafee Education and Training Voucher Program 

More Information

Connecting Youth & Professionals To Independent Living Resources
ILP Five-year Plan
D.R.E.A.M Ambassador Application
D.R.E.A.M Ambassador Application – Adopted Youth
D.R.E.A.M Ambassador Application – Alumni Youth
Fostering Hope Scholarship