The Spero Transitional Living Program provides individualized life skills coaching for youth 17.5 to 21 years old.
Transitional Living program guides youth 17 1/2 to 21 toward independence. Youth attend school or seek employment as they work toward independence and self-sufficiency. Our Life Skills Coaches teach and mentor youth in maintaining a budget, preparing meals and other general skills they need to live on their own. Life skills coaches are available to youth 24 hours a day.
Spero Transitional Living Program teaches life skills related to:
-Getting and Maintaining a job
-Managing your money
-completing your education
-Daily Living Skills
-Connecting to Community Resources
Our program includes:
-Spiritual Life Activities
-Education Advocacy and Case-Management
-Vocational Skill Training and ongoing support in the workforce
Independent Living Opportunites
When a youth in care reaches 18 years of age our Independent Living Program will provide case management services and support to help a young person secure and maintain their own apartment. To qualify a youth must show efforts towards independence including earning a high school diploma or GED and 3 months stable employment.
Call 618.242.1070 ext. 246 for more information
Visitation Rules for visitation will be posted on our website, on entry doors for check-in areas, and available handouts for visitors. DCFS Action Transmittal 2021.05 contains guidance on in-person visitation and contacts. Per the guidance, visitation planning should occur during Child and Family Team meetings or clinical staffing. Additional protocols and requirements include: • All parties including client, visitors, and agency staff must wear a face covering for the entire duration of the visit. • Environmental cleaning procedures outlined in the general precautions section of this plan are to be followed including disinfecting of surfaces in the visitation area before and after each visit. • All visitors are required to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer at check-in before they meet with anyone. Agency clients and employees are required to follow the procedures outlined in the general precautions section of this plan. • Signage will be posted in the administrative check-in areas outlining expectations for visitation, including; check-in, face coverings, hand hygiene, symptom screening, and social distancing.
“Although Spero Family Services is a faith-based agency, programs are open and available to anyone fitting the service criteria without discrimination and regardless of faith or denominational background.”
2023 Richview Road | Mt. Vernon, IL 62864 | 618.242.1070