Contact Us

  • Linn County (Albany) 541-928-6335
  • Benton County (Corvallis) 541-752-1010
  • Lincoln County (Newport) 541-265-8505
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Independent Living Program

Community Services Consortium’s Independent Living Program is a state-sponsored program to assist current or former foster youth, aged 14 or older, to make the transition from being in care to independence. Our trained staff works closely with the Department of Human Services Child Welfare, who refer eligible youth to CSC for services that cover a range of programs important to youth who are “aging out” of the foster care system. 

CSC provides the Independent Living Skill Building Program, which prepares youth to live independently. Youth are assessed for their current knowledge and experience with taking care of themselves on a number of scales, including Self-Care, Daily Living, Career Planning, and Money Management. We assist youth with developing a transition plan based on the assessment, personal interviews, and the input of adults who know the youth well. 

In addition, CSC staff helps foster youth by facilitating receipt of ILP Discretionary Funds for items that are necessary for the youth’s transition to work or further education; by helping them access Chafee Education and Training grants and funding for housing expenses. 

For more information about the Independent Living Program, contact:

Linn and Benton Counties

Joan Fisher


380 Market St.

Lebanon, OR 97355 Phone: 541-704-7818; FAX: 541-451-1367

DHS-Child Welfare

118 2nd Ave. SE

Albany, OR 97321

Phone: 541-967-2060 FAX: 541-967-2127

DHS-Child Welfare

555 NW 5th St.

Corvallis, OR 97330

Phone: 541-757-4121 FAX: 541-757-4214


Lincoln County

Melody Jackson


120 NE Avery St.

Newport, OR 97365

Phone: 541-574-2276; FAX: 541-265-8507

DHS-Child Welfare

119 NE 4th St. Rm. 5

Newport, OR 97365

Phone: 541-265-8557 FAX: 541-265-3237