Jennifer spent her childhood in foster care and residential treatment programs before moving to ICL’s Livonia Avenue Residence at age 18. “When I got to Livonia, I didn’t know how to explain my feelings. I got angry and became violent. The staff helped me change and become the person I never thought I could be.”
Livonia offers independent living for youth transitioning out of foster care, psychiatric hospitals, or residential treatment facilities. Often, these young people have little experience with independent living, and most do not have family they can rely on. The program helps them transition into the community and meet their goals, like finishing high school, applying to college, and working.