In 2019, Youth Villages developed a pilot program, to help youth transition to adulthood, and Hoyleton was selected as one of three agencies across the state to participate in the program in partnership with DCFS. The goal of the pilot was to measure if this best practice approach produced better outcomes for young adults transitioning out of state care. LifeSet uses an intense hands-on, youth-driven approach to meet the needs of individuals in our care. In the LifeSet program, the youth define their area of focus and chart their course rather than it being planned out for them.
LifeSet is based in the community, so our clients can meet their LifeSet Specialist at times and places that are convenient for them. Ultimately, the LifeSet program aims to provide our youth moving into adulthood, with the best possible foundation by walking beside them to ensure they have the necessary tools to achieve success once they are out of foster care.
One of our LifeSet clients recently came into our Fairview Heights office to talk about her journey with LifeSet and Hoyleton.
Click here to watch her video!