This guideline aims to empower the children and youth in the residential care to become independent and economically-productive when they reach the appropriate age for being discharged from residential care. Using holistic approach, the model aims to achieve the following objectives: 1. To integrates preparations for independent living in the various phases of case management; 2. To institutionalizes an assessment tool and addressed specific functional, transformative and developmental needs of children based on their particular stages of growth; and, 3. To strengthen collaboration with clients‟ families and community resources to support the transition of the youth to become independent and economically-productive.