SUPERVISED INDEPENDENT LIVING PROGRAM
The Supervised Independent Living (SIL) program is a partnership between Texas A&M University and the Department of Family and Protective Services. Beginning spring 2020, foster care alumni who age out of the foster care system and voluntarily extend back into care are eligible for the SIL program. Ultimately, the SIL program will provide an experience that promotes holistic development, monitoring individual progression.
The benefits of being enrolled in SIL at Texas A&M are as follows:
- Weekly structured access to a staff member to address needs, concerns, and developmental opportunities
- A daily rate that helps pay for housing and meals
- A $90 monthly allowance to help pay for a phone and other incidental charges
The mission of SIL at Texas A&M University is to empower foster alumni to succeed at Texas A&M and transition successfully into independence through actively engaging with academic and personal support services provided by Texas A&M University and the B/CS community.
The vision of SIL at Texas A&M is to strive to increase graduation rates by providing skill development, so that supervised independent living transitions to successful independent living, where students are readily equipped with tools for personal and academic success.
For more information about the SIL program or to learn about your eligibility for the SIL program, contact Melanie McKoin Owens at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 979-845-3113.