(973) 372-5601 Info@ifsnj.org 132 South Harrison Street

Life Skills

Life Skills

The goal of the Life Skills program is to empower our young people to become self-sufficient by providing transitional services that give them the tools they need to successfully transition into adulthood.

IFS accomplishes this goal by providing assessment, Life Skills instruction, case management, transportation, and cultural and recreational activities. IFS Life Skills training is provided to a cadre of fifty young people at any one time between the ages of 15 and 21. Most of the young people served by IFS complete the Life Skills training in a span of eight months, as opposed to the statewide average length of training, which is a year.

The topics covered include:

  • Career Planning
  • Communication
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Home Life
  • Housing and Money Management
  • Self Care
  • Work Life
  • Work and Study Skills
  • Social Relationships

Throughout the course of the year, the Life Skills training participants attend class and go on numerous field trips visiting restaurants and entertainment venues. We also provide overnight trips to visit colleges, where they are introduced to a higher academic atmosphere and educational experience.


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132 South Harrison Street
East Orange, NJ 07018
(973) 372-3601