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Adolescent Semi-Independent Living

Note: This service is only available via referral from Allegheny County CYF or the court system. Families cannot arrange directly for a child’s admission.

Youth whose lives are touched by the child welfare system or the courts can often benefit from extra help developing the skills necessary for success as an adult. Our Adolescent Semi-Independent Living program (ASIL) provides these young people with a living arrangement that encourages the development of life skills while residents prepare for life on their own.

Who is eligible?

Youth ages 16-21 who are involved with the child welfare system and are preparing to transition to adulthood.

How can you enroll?

Youth are placed in ASIL by referral from child welfare. Clients cannot be directly placed by family or themselves.

What can you expect?

  • ASIL provides a structured, supervised living arrangement to prepare for independent community living and transition to adulthood.
  • Youth have 24-hour access to counselors and therapists.
  • They learn life skills such as how to manage money, how to find and use community resources.

Youth receive help in setting realistic life goals, job-hunting, apartment-hunting, and much more.

Meta Description: 

Temporary housing for youth 16-21 who have been referred by child welfare or the juvenile justice system.