Mission Statement

REAL is an agency committed to providing quality services to foster care youth who are ready to work towards successful independence. We will work in collaboration with friends, family and community in order to accomplish this task. REAL advocates on behalf of all youth in our program, to promote their success and independence, by providing life skills, encouragement, and assistance with accomplishing their goals. There are 4 core values/concepts of the REAL Program:

Responsibility – encourage youth to accept responsibility for their decisions and actions

Education – is an important ingredient for success and is strongly encouraged to highest levels

Advocacy – will be provided and modeled for all youth regarding legal and moral situations

Life skills – will be taught and developed for all youth as a successful component of independence


REAL Independent Living
42639 Five Mile Road
Plymouth, MI 48170

E-mail: admin@realsil.net
Tel.: 248 755 4367

Mr. Brooks has been here for years and is a great asset to us and our population. He’s a fantastic worker
-Harmony S (DHS Worker)

He has built an excellent rapport with the youth who now views John as a positive male role model, someone that he can trust.
-Linsey G (DHS Worker)

John was by far the best worker I've ever had. Hard working, extremely dedicated and went to all lengths to make sure that I would be everything I could.
-James K (Former Client)