Community Based Life Skills Program

Community Based Life Skills Program


The Community Based Life Skills (CBLS) program offers individual lessons that cover material imperative for the transition to successful independent living. The program runs year round and the Life Skills Coach will meet with the youth in their home and community. The curriculum is geared towards hands on, interactive lessons, that will allow the student to gain skills and knowledge that will help them to be successful with their future independence. CBLS utilizes the Learning Inventory of Skills Training (LIST) to guide our instruction and to assess the youth’s knowledge.  Our Life Skills Coaches are credentialed and trained to provide these services.

Topics include:

  • Money Management
  • Food Management
  • Personal Appearance & Hygiene
  • Home Management
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Emergency & Safety Skills
  • Health & Wellness
  • Education Planning
  • Job Seeking Skills
  • Job Maintenance Skills
  • Knowledge of Community Resources
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Legal Skills
  • Coping Skills
  • Anger Management
  • Relationships
  • Pregnancy Prevention
  • Parenting and Childcare
  • Medication Management
  • Permanency

Community Based Life Skills Program Participants

LISA’s Community Based Life Skills Program serves youth age 14 and older, who are in Foster care. These are teens that are facing the transition into adulthood and independence and are in need of building skills to enable them to live independently.




For DCF Social Workers to refer a youth to this Service they will need to fill out a CBLS referral and a Wrap Around Funds Form, then send it to the Life Skills Manager.


For more information on The Community Based Life Skills Program, please do not hesitate to call, email or write:


For questions about services contact:

Diane Capaldo

Life Skills Educator

     860-426-0946 x 113

Fax: 860-426-1374

To make a referral contact:


Jackie Alpert

Life Skills Manager

      860-426-0946 x 101

Fax: 860-426-1374