Independent Living Program (ILP) and Transitional Living Program (TLP)


Marygrove’s Independent Living Program includes Sequoia Apartment Services (SAS), a managed, scattered-site apartment program. This program helps teens, young adults, and families stabilize their lives and become independent.  Residents in Marygrove’s ILP live in an apartment while learning essential life skills including personal finance/budgeting, job readiness and parenting.  The ultimate goal for residents in this program is to be self-sufficient in all aspects of their lives.

Since many residents in the ILP have babies and/or young children, a major focus of the program is on teaching responsible parenting.  One of the primary goals of the program is protecting dependents of teen parents from abuse or neglect.

 

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Marygrove’s Transitional Living Program includes Clinton and Arbor Houses, community-based transitional homes located adjacent to the Marygrove campus. This program offers limited supervision, psychiatric and medical treatment, and support to help young people, ages 16-21 pursue academic, occupational, and other life skills to advance them towards independence.

In both ILP and TLP, Marygrove takes a customized approach by working one-on-one with residents to create a realistic and sustainable plan for their future.  Residents are taught ways to achieve their goals, overcome challenges, manage stress and engage in responsible behaviors. Phone support is available 24/7 by the SAS team for both ILP and TLP.

 

For placement or admission, please contact:

Melissa Rankin-Short, Director of Transitional and Independent Living, at 314-830-6215 or mrankin@mgstl.org