Life Skills

DCS has a robust life-skills training program that it offers to its foster-care and juvenile justice youth. Our DCS Independent Living staff and our provider partners are experienced in working with young people as they begin to reach adulthood and as they enter their post high-school life. 

Gateway to Independence students will have direct access to counselors who know what it takes for determined young people to get on their feet and be successful in the real world.

  • Financial Peace                        
    • Budgeting and reducing debt
    • Savings and Investing
  • Independent Living Skills
    • Driver’s Education
    • Home Maintenance
  • Healthy Lifestyles
    • Nutrition
    • Hobbies