Independent Living - Clackamas
Mission: Provides youth, ages 14-21, skill training, housing assistance, growth and
development opportunities through educational, employment and community resources.
Goal: To encourage and support the development of our client’s potential, assisting them in discovering, developing and sharpening their skills and talents while learning new ones.
Values: We value client driven services and mutual respect among all who work within our program. We believe it is our client’s right to decide what direction they take in life. We are here
to help guide and assist youth in making life decisions but is the client who decides how they
want to live their life.
The Inn’s Independent Living program located in Clackamas County is a community
based program that is committed to helping foster youth make a safe and healthy transition into
adulthood. Our program provides services to foster youth, ages 14 – 21, with skills and training
to prepare their transition from foster care into independent living. The program provides
transitioning opportunities through…..
Directions...preparing for their future. Directions serves youth between
the ages of 14 and 16 who are in the 10th grade or younger.
Here we assist youth in building a foundation for successful
transition into adulthood. Key topics include job readiness,
self-exploration, the basics of building relationships, meal
planning, cooking and cleaning. We also help them build
connections in their community through volunteering and
Expressway…assists current and former foster
youth in their transition from foster care. Clients are
normally between the ages of 16 and 18 who have not
graduated from high school or received a GED. We
equip Expressway youth with life skills to make in on
their own. Life skills include job search, career
explorations, setting educational goals, funding higher
education, budgeting and housing options once they
leave care. We also assist our clients in defining and developing positive, healthy relationships.
Lifestyles...assists current and former foster youth in the transition into young adulthood. Our clients
are generally between 18 and 21 and have completed
their high school education. Our focus with these
young adults is to assist in achieving education and
career goals, maintaining employment, how to obtain
and maintain housing and how to create and live within
a real working budget.