Youth Services

Directions in Independent Living offers a variety of services for youth and their families. Please read below to learn more:

Transitional Support - Agency staff assists youth by:

  • Working with both the family and the school to aid in the transition of students into Elementary, Middle, and High School.
  • Linking families with transitional coordinators in schools.
  • Working with young adults transitioning into college.
  • Finding additional resources available to the family/student in order to maximize their chances of success in school.
  • Helping youth enter the workforce and begin a career through training, workshops, and administering interest inventories.
  • Referring eligible youth to the Job Corps Academy

In-School Services - Please click to learn more.

Sensitivity Awareness - Agency staff provide workshops on disability sensitivity awareness for staff working with youth at the middle school, high school, and college levels.

To access these service, contact Jeff Capitani.


STRAWW Youth Recovery Guide Steve Capitani.

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- A United Way funded agency. United Way of Cattaraugus County