THE NEXT BIG THING
The Success Zone Program Goals
Teach self-discipline and personal responsibility
Explore how individual interests can develop into personal growth such as gaining employment.
Each resident is given the opportunity to excel and a chance for leadership.
Teach the value of hardwork and strive for satisfaction through achievement in completing tasks.
Why do I need HFS?
While in foster care, youth have mainly had a foster parent or staff to take care of their daily living needs. By age 18, youth leave foster care and do not have the necessary life skills to function as adults. Therefore, the chance of homelessness and low quality of life is present. HFS's mission is to give young adults the necessary life skills before CPS support ends at age 22.
What does HFS SIL look like on a day-to-day basis?
HFS is a shared house setting that can house up to five young adults. There are shared rooms and single rooms based on availability at each home. Each young adult must be working and or going to school to remain in the SIL program. Independent living is being responsible for your daily physical and emotional needs. As you navigate independent living, HFS provides case management services to connect you to resources to be successful. You can reach your case manager via phone call, text, or email as needed. Your DFPS caseworker, CASA, and PAL worker will continue to be a support system while at HFS.
How do I know if HFS is right for me?
You must be able to live independently and be eager to learn transitional living skills. HFS is not a foster home; youth are considered adults.