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Independent Living

Independent Living Advisory Council

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As required by 409.1451(7) F.S., the Independent Living Services Advisory Council was created by the Florida Legislature with the "purpose of reviewing and making recommendations concerning the implementation and operation of the independent living transition services." Each year the advisory council prepares and submits a report to the Florida Legislature and the Department of Children and Families on the status of the services being provided, including successes and barriers to these services.

If you would like more information please contact Cal Walton, Youth & Young Adult Transition Services Specialist, office phone 407-241-4712 or email Cal.Walton@myflfamilies.com.

Independent Living Services Advisory Council Members

Jared Ochs
Florida Department of Education
Tallahassee

Shauntrai Curry
FL Department of Juvenile Justice
Tallahassee

Warren Davis
Policy Analyst
CareerSource Florida
Tallahassee

Thomas Fair
Made By US
Tallahassee

Brandie McCabe
Selfless Love Foundation
Tallahassee

Christine Frederick
FLITE Center
Fort Lauderdale

Demarco Mott
Young Adult Student
Miami

Dietra Barfield
Safe Children Coalition
Bradenton

Eileen Geisler
ChildNet, Inc
Fort Lauderdale

 

Janelle King
FL Department of Children and Families
Tallahassee

Meliza Frias
Florida Foster Care Review
Miami

Tara Thompson 
Partnership for Strong Families
Gainesville

Dominic Watson
Neighbor To Family, Inc
Daytona Beach

Eva Sugg
Guardian Ad Litem Program
St. Lucie

Ginger Rockey-Johnson
Guardian Ad Litem Program
Tampa

John Watson
Young Adult Student
Palm Bay

Morgan Donovan
Embrace Families
Orlando

Raul Catuy
Camelot Community Care
Clearwater

Regina Watson
Camelot Community Care
Tampa