—Youth Services Case Manager
Youth Services provides youth development and independent living case management services for youth ages 15 to 22 who are currently in or were formerly in foster care. The goal of this Department of Children and Families (DCF) funded program is to provide access to supports leading to employment, education or training opportunities, affordable housing, access to health care and a network of caring adults as these young people transition to adulthood.
Youth who voluntarily agree to goals of safety, well-being, permanency and self-sufficiency can access a range of age-appropriate services to ensure a successful transition to adulthood, including the avoidance of homelessness, incarceration, and substance misuse. Enrichment funds and extended care financial support provide concrete goods to the youth, such as tuition assistance, computers, textbooks, car repairs, clothing, etc. as determined by the youth, case manager and DCF team.
The services provided by this program may include:
- family skills development
- restorative living skills development
- crisis intervention
- case management
- extended care financial supports
- alternative living arrangement agreements