ILYA’s Revitalized Furniture Project Assists Young Adults with New Apartment Needs

Recently, Independent Living for Young Adults (ILYA) was thrilled to share that the Furniture Barn run by residents at Cokesbury Village (including some First U members and friends) had generously agreed to offer to our youth access to the excess furniture their residents can no longer use. This was a...

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ILYA Revitalizes the Furniture Project

A Pilot Partnership with the Cokesbury Retirement Community For the past two years, after the Catholic Charities Thrift Center closed due to COVID, ILYA has only been able to make available to our young adults, who have aged out of foster care, furniture that was offered from time to time...

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SECOND SUNDAY IS FEBRUARY 13th!

As we look ahead to February, we are reminded that Second Sunday is right around the corner on Valentine’s Day weekend, February 13th. It’s the perfect time to celebrate ILYA (Independent Living for Young Adults) at First U! Did you know that the ILYA Program has assisted young adults as...

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Why Do Youth Enter Foster Care?

First U’s ILYA Program (Independent Living for Young Adults) has been serving youth and young adults aging out of the foster care system in New Castle County since 2005. More recently, new partnerships have allowed us to expand to support youth in Kent County. This social justice effort was started...

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