Supervised Apartment Living

Supervised Apartment Living Foster Care (SAL) is the least restrictive foster care placement in Iowa.  Youth either live in a cluster site living arrangement (where up to 6 youth can live in the same building and are supervised 24/7 or is a scattered-site living arrangement (where a youth is placed in their own living arrangement, such as an apartment, and have access to contractor staff 24/7.  The living arrangement must provide the youth with an environment in which the youth can experience living in the community with less supervision than other types of foster care placements.  Contractors must provide life-skills training services to youth in SAL.