If you or someone you know is interested in Impact NW’s Independent Living Program, call Dana Spears-Talbert, ILP Program Manager, at (503) 867-2188. Your conversation will be completely confidential, and if Impact NW isn’t the best fit for you, we’ll help connect you to the services you need.
Experts estimate that 45 percent of youth leaving foster care become homeless within a year.
Young people who have spent their lives in foster care often struggle when they leave the system. Impact NW’s Independent Living Program (ILP) helps foster care youth ages 16-21 gain the skills they need to successfully transition out of foster care and into adulthood.
Each year, ILP ensures a happy, healthy, independent adulthood for more than 60 vulnerable young adults.
We work with participants at our North Portland location to set and reach attainable goals through one-on-one meetings, weekly job readiness classes, and social and skill-building activities and events.
Our program is located near Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Northeast Portland at 3132 N. Vancouver Ave. Portland, OR 97227. Participants are welcomed here daily for classes, counseling, activities, and as a safe space to hang out.