Island Harbor

Island Harbor is a Supervised Independent Living Program for young adults who have aged out of the state’s foster care system and signed into voluntary extended foster care.

The majority of youth in foster care want to go to college, but research has shown that they are much less likely to attend college than other high school graduates. Until recently, there have been very few resources for young adults aging out of the foster care who want to pursue a college degree. TAMU-CC has partnered with Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) to offer Island Harbor, a Supervised Independent Living Program (SIL), on our campus to help young adults aging out of foster care transition to independent living while attending TAMU-CC.

Young adults in Island Harbor have access to housing in fully furnished residence halls, apartments, or town homes, meal plans that can be used at the dining hall and on-campus restaurants, and a monthly stipend towards a cell phone and incidentals. Young adults receive assistance with move-in, case management services, and connections to on campus and community resources as well as connections to mentors and other caring adults. Young adults in the program are also connected to different businesses in the Corpus Christi community through different partnerships.