Supervised Independent Living

Supervised Independent Living (SIL) at West Texas A&M University

(This is a program for youth aging out of foster care who are 18-21 years old)

Supervised Independent Living is a voluntary Extended Foster Care program where young adults live on their own, while still receiving case management and support services to help them become independent and self-sufficient.

In SIL placements, you are responsible for meeting your own day-to-day needs without 24-hour supervision. It offers an exciting opportunity for youth to pursue their dreams of earning a degree in a supportive environment.

WTAMU’s SIL Program provides:
  • Year-round accommodations in a dorm setting. See Types of Supervised Independent (SIL) Settings here.  
  • Meal plan with the ability to eat in the cafeteria as often as you want. Plus, additional funds to eat at other campus options and even off campus occasionally. 
  • A supportive environment for learning, career development and growth. 

Take a Tour

Let's take a tour of Jarrett Hall where our Supervised Independent Living Program students are housed.


Steps to Requesting a SIL Placement with West Texas A&M University

There are two steps to start your path of success with WT’s SIL Program:  

  1. Potential students will apply and be accepted to West Texas A&M University. Apply Today!
  2. Inform DFPS caseworker of your interest in WT’s SIL Program, then follow steps given on DFPS website for requesting a SIL placement: DFPS - Supervised Independent Living (

Achieve your career and life goals with the support from West Texas A&M University. 


Foster Care Liason:

Sarah Patschke, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker

Student Counseling Services