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Office of Mental Health

Life Skills and Independent Living Services

Casey Life Skills Leaving OMH site
Casey Life Skills (CLS) is a free tool that assesses the behaviors and competencies youth need to achieve their long-term goals. It aims to set youth on their way toward developing healthy, productive lives. Examples of the life skills CLS helps youth self-evaluate include:

Independent Living Centers Leaving OMH site
All Independent Living Centers provide a set of core services geared toward promoting self-help, equal access, peer role modeling, personal growth, and empowerment. The scope of services is directed by individual and community needs.

Transition Health Care Checklist: Preparing for Life as an AdultLeaving OMH site
A resource to help youth and young adults with special health care needs and disabilities make a successful transition to adult living that includes their education, health and community living.

Youth Success NYC Leaving OMH site
Information that teens need to be successful while in foster care and when they leave foster care.

Money Management Resources