The Chafee Independent Living Program provides comprehensive life skills training and resources to youth aged 14 – 21 in state custody. Goals and skills are developed to allow the youth to become successful, independent adults. Skill sessions are delivered in individual or group settings.

Areas of Focus

Personal Development
Daily Living
Home Life
Housing and Money Management
Work Life


  • Between the ages of 14 – 21
  • Residing in the 25th Judicial Circuit—Phelps, Pulaski, Texas, or Maries counties in Missouri
  • Currently in state custody, adopted, or awarded guardianship after age 16, or released from care after age 18
  • Referred by an Older Youth Specialist and submitted by the Case Worker


Amy DeLuca-Blake

Independent Living Coordinator

(573) 368 – 2849

Anna French

Youth Education Coordinator

(573) 368 – 2849

Visit Us:
Main Office: 1101 Hauck Drive
Resale Shop: 2100 D N Bishop/Hwy 63N

Contact Us:
Main Office: 573-368-2849
Resale Shop: 573-426-5923