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Achieving Independence Center
A "One-Stop" Self-Sufficiency Program for Youth Transitioning to Independence

The Achieving Independence Center (AIC) helps older youth, ages 14-21 develop independent living skills, build a network of social supports, find safe and affordable housing, and stable employment before they leave care. The AIC is a collaborative one-stop Center providing access to a full range of services to meet each youth’s individual transition needs. The AIC is at 1415 North Broad St. in Philadelphia.

If you or someone you know could benefit from these services, call 215-574-9194 for more information or to make a referral.
Services include:
  • Life skills training including daily living skills, money management, self-care, personal and social development
  • Mentoring
  • Family Planning
  • Housing assistance
  • Educational Support Services
  • Job readiness training
  • Hands-on Job training program in hospitality and food service
  • Computer Certification

Eligibility
Youth must:

  • Be between 14 and 21 years old;
  • Be in or have been in out-of-home placement at or after age 14; and
  • Have been adjudicated dependent OR dependent and delinquent with shared case management responsibility between DHS and the juvenile probation office.