Young Adult Voluntary Foster Care (YAVFC)

Client Qualifications

  • Must be between 18-20 years of age
  • Have an open foster care case or have exited foster care at or after 18 years of age
  • Be referred by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) or from private agencies with the approval of DHHS.
  • Complete an application form and questionnaire
  • Sign a contract agreeing to abide by the program policy and expectations
  • Have or agree to a living arrangement that is safe and secure, according to agency standards

Benefits of being aYoung Adult Voluntary Foster Care (YAVFC) Client

  • Have a supportive team to help and guide client through transition to independence
  • Be provided with updated information and referrals to available services
  • Receive independent living stipend
  • Assist client in locating community resources to address employment, education and medical needs
  • Access to 24 hour emergency assistance
  • Ability to terminate services when ready to do so

Process of Becoming A Young Adult Voluntary Foster Care (YAVFC) Client

  • Be referred from DHHS or from private agencies with the approval of DHHS.
  • A referral packet is received
  • The client completes a YAVFC application and questionnaire
  • Client is interviewed for eligibility
  • The client signs a contract agreeing to abide by the program policy

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