The Scattered Site Supervised Apartment Living program is for youth ages 17 and up and consists of counselors working with youth living in their own apartments in the Des Moines metro area and surrounding communities.  

To give youth the best possible scenario for living independently, Youth Homes has secured apartments that are centrally located in places that are close to bus lines, grocery stores, schools and community resources.

While living independently, residents learn basic tasks such as grocery shopping, doing laundry, cooking meals and getting to school or appointments. Our counselors spend hours making sure residents are on the right track in terms of safety through regular weekly, and sometimes daily, in person and phone contacts.