Positive Growth’s Residential Independent Living Program (ILP) is designed to assist youth in out-of-home placements to plan for their futures and to make a successful transition to adulthood.  Participation in the program is a federal requirement for all youth over the age of 16 who are in foster care or group placement. Independent Living services begin at the age of 14 for youth under Positive Growth’s guardianship. The ILP program encourages teens to actively engage in the adult living preparation process.  Each teen receives written information about transitional and adult issues.  In addition, a youth participates in several assessments (including the Ansell Casey Life Skills Assessment) and helps with the development of an Adult Living Preparation Plan and Aftercare Plan to support transitional living as an adult when Independent Living program support ends.  Each assessment and plan is updated regularly to monitor progress and ensure a teen’s adult preparation needs are met.

Adult Living Preparation Plans and associated support services address such issues as education, job training and employment; housing and transportation; money management; health and safety needs, and behavioral and socials skills including learning about community resources.  A variety of training and socialization opportunities are available to youth in the Independent Living Program.

Life Skills Training

  • Budgeting and Financial Planning
  • Emergency and Safety Skills
  • Community Resources
  • Interpersonal/Social Skills/Cooking
  • Housing Options/Location
  • Legal Issues
  • Housekeeping
  • Health Care
  • Personal Appearance
  • Transportation
  • Recreational/Leisure


Residential Care Program

4036 E. Ponce De Leon Ave.
Clarkston GA 30021
404-292-6420 – Office
404-292-2041 – Fax

Intervention & Education Center

945 N. Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston GA 30021
404-298-9005 – Office
404-298-0046 – Fax

Multicultural Services

3155 E. Ponce DeLeon Ave
Bldg A
Scottdale, GA 30079
678-973-2005 – Office
678-973-2534 – Fax


If you want the support, the support is definitely here”

A. Green

Before this program I lacked knowledge, Positive Growth has given me great knowledge. I appreciate so much to be given so great knowledge and time. . . until I get my GED.

A D-S Refugee

In the past, I have been counseled by other therapists. My therapist at Positive Growth Intervention Center is the first counselor who exemplified the type of effective counseling that I needed. They emulated a balance between being professional and personable. The therapist was compassionate and open-minded. They balanced humor with expertise in manner that is easy to receive. Their methods were not only effective but refreshing”. I am so grateful for the opportunity to receive family and individual counseling at Positive Growth Intervention Center. The Therapists are passionate, dedicated and committed to their work in the community. In addition, their willingness to go above and beyond to serve their clients is genuine and greatly appreciated


Thank you for all you did to improve my son’s life while he was at your residential care program. You gave him a place filled with guidance and support to help him work through the things we couldn’t resolve at home. I thanked his judge for sending him to you. I thank God for you all.

Mother of C.D

The service is good here, the after school even has transportation to bring my child home! My son likes it he says ‘I learn about being healthy and not bullying I can play more.’ We came to America for him to get a better education–he gets that at Positive Growth.

B.M. Parent

Thank you to the staff at Positive Growth for helping me become the man I am today.”

Former Boys Home Residence