Supervised Independent Living (SIL)
This intensive program is designed for young women and men ages 16-21 who are in need of assistance in establishing an independent life style or who have successfully completed residential or foster care programs but cannot return to the home of their parents for whatever reason.
Supervised Independent Living provides these older adolescents with the necessary support systems during their transitional phase from a youth in placement to an independent productive member of society. Youth are taught skills that lead to increasing self-reliance and self-esteem.
HCCS staff provide youth with services such as the following:
Youth remain in Supervised Independent Living until they are ready for independent adulthood. The program is designed to provide skills that will enable young people to become independent of the social service system.
Detroit Area Office:
Saginaw/Flint Area Office:
Northern Michigan Office:
Western Michigan Offices:
Holy Cross Children's Services
Become a Supervised Independent Living Home Provider
These adolescents have no where to go. They have no one who wonders where they are or how they are doing. They have no one to help them through the every day challenges of adolescents.
We need people who are willing to be “home providers”. A home provider rents a room of their home to one of our teens, develops a contract of expectation with the teen, is a positive role model, and provides two meals a day. The teen receives a stipend each month that covers the cost of rent, clothing, one meal a day and other personal needs. The rent for the month is part of their budgeted expenses. Home providers also receive assistance from the Holy Cross caseworker if problems arise.
The HCCS Supervised Independent Living Program provides older adolescents with a necessary support system during this transitional phase of their life. Our especially trained workers act as life coaches helping the youth develop a legal and independent life style. They work alongside the youth, helping them find a home-provider or an apartment, teaching them life skills and helping them enroll in school or find employment. As they experience success, the youth develop self-reliance and self-esteem.
If you are interested in becoming a home provider, please contact one of the SIL offices listed above.
HCCS Network of Services is offered throughout the State of Michigan to all youth and their families.