The Bridge to Independence Program (formerly known as the Independent Living Skills program) is available for young adults age 18 through 23 in need of assistance in acquiring independence from their parent or caregiver’s home. Education and support are provided in areas such as employment, money management and budgeting, food preparation and storage, landlord/tenant relations, legal skills, parenting and family responsibility, community resources and general household management.

All clients are required to complete the Casey Life Skills. This measure consists of 113 items that asses skills, knowledge, and awareness in seven areas. This is intended to be used with adolescents and young adults ages 14 to 21. Practitioners should allow about 30-40 minutes to complete the entire measure. 
The learning components include: 

  1. Daily Living
  2. Self-Care
  3. Relationships and Communication
  4. Housing
  5. Money Management
  6. Work Life
  7. Future Planning

After gaining employment and completion of the program, these young adults may be eligible for fiscal support of up to $600.00 payable to a landlord, and/or for donated household items in order to set their lives in motion to achieve independence.


Contact Information:

SAFE Haven: (262) 637-9559

Case Manager: Lisa Balistreri

Mobile work number: (262) 298-2877

Email address:


SAFE Haven of Racine, Inc.
1030 Washington Ave.
Racine, WI 53403

Copyright 2014 – SAFE Haven of Racine, Inc. – All Rights Reserved