The Bridges Independent Living Program is made up of four independent living apartments expanded in Mitchell and Rapid City. As boys and girls “age out” of foster care and transition to adulthood, these are a great option for children who still need support as they build their own lives. The program is tailored to help young adults fine-tune their living skills while providing affordable house and a structured independent life style. Youth in this program sign a lease, find and maintain a job, often attend college or technical school and cook for themselves. Staff members are available to offer assistance and guidance as they transition into their own apartment and learn to live independent and to establish appropriate schedules and responsibilities.