Overcoming Barriers with the Independent Living Grant

Individual uses resources to prepare to live independently.

Young adult sits on couch and smiles.After aging out of foster care, Aye moved to Alabama to attend postsecondary education. But in 2020, she hit some unexpected life changes.

Her Independent Living Coordinator struggled to locate enough resources in Alabama to assist Aye, so they began discussing the possibility of her returning to Wisconsin where she had a better support system.

Aye is now living in her own apartment and working part-time. She gathered enough baby items to prepare for her due date, thanks to her Independent Living Coordinator, and enrolled in a parenting support program.

Aye hopes to return to college after settling into her new life.

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