The Independent Living Program of Bob Belloni Ranch provides community-based independent living skill development for current and former permanent foster youth under the supervision of the Oregon Department of Human Services in Coos, Curry, and Douglas Counties. Permanent foster youth remain with their foster families, and continue with public school. Services provided are individualized, culturally, and gender-appropriate and provided in accordance with development readiness and stages of independence.
Independent Living provides a life-skills assessment to determine the life skill training needs and transition readiness of each youth referred, and builds a written comprehensive transition master plan with quarterly updates to determine goals, steps, and services needed for transition from the foster care system to independence. Emphasis during service delivery focuses on the youth’s accomplishments, needs, and progression towards determined independence goals.