Adolescents

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Independence for Foster Youth Website

Foster Youth learn how to find a job, get housing, create a budget, navigate the financial aid maze, and successfully get into college.

Go to Independence for Foster Youth

There are an array of Adolescent services to families and youth through federal and state funded programs. In addition to direct services provided by the Administration, services are funded through contracts with local community agencies enabling us to meet the unique needs of each family or youth.

Whether in crisis or looking to take that next step toward independence, such as searching for a job or applying for college, there is a service to meet that need. These programs provide access and support designed to help positive youth development.