Transitional Living Program
The transitional living program is for young men ages 17 to 21 who are intellectually disabled. Up to eight young men reside at the Lehre House in Bellville, Illinois.
MyFirstPlace is for youth age 18 to 21 who are aging out of foster care. This unique program enables individuals to live independently and learn essential life skills while still under the supervision of our staff. Young men must have a high-school diploma or GED and a job to qualify for their first place.
YVLIfeSet (™) Program
We’re the only agency in Southern Illinois to implement the expansion of transition-age foster youth services as part of a grant awarded to the State of Illinois from Youth Villages. Youth Villages is a national leader in children’s mental and behavioral health through evidence- and research-based programs, including YVLifeSet ™.
YVLifeSet ™ is designed to help youth transitioning to adulthood develop greater resilience and capabilities for success by educating young people to make better plans and decisions for their future.