Chafee Independent Living Program

About Us

The Chafee Independent Living Program is designed to deliver comprehensive life skills training and resources to youth age 14-21 in state custody. The Family Support Teams for these foster youth use information gathered by the Ansell Casey Assessment and personal observation to help develop goals and areas of improvement for the youth to work on so that they may be equipped with the necessary knowledge to become successful, independent adults, upon exiting care. These skills sessions can be delivered in a one-on-one or group setting, depending on the needs of the youth served.

Areas of Concentration

  • Communication

  • Personal Development

  • Daily living

  • Home life

  • Housing & Money Management

  • Self care

  • Relationships

  • Work life

  • Education


  • Must currently be in state custody, adopted or awarded guardianship after age 16, or released from care after the age of 18)

  • Between the ages of 14-21

  • Residing in the 25th Judicial Circuit – Phelps, Pulaski, Texas, or Maries county

  • Referral received from Older Youth Specialist (submitted by 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