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Most young people make the transition from adolescence to adulthood with the support of their biological families, communities, and schools. However, youth aging out of foster care may lack family and social supports. As a result, foster youth face significant challenges in making a smooth transition to adulthood and achieving self-sufficiency.
Jefferson County’s commitment to foster youth does not end when they are discharged from foster care. Youth receive a referral into the Chafee program through their assigned caseworker.
Activities and programs include, but are not limited to, help with education, employment, financial management, housing, emotional support, and assured connections to caring adults for older youth in foster care.
U.S. Senator John H. Chafee was an advocate for neglected and abused children and sponsored the Foster Care Independence Act of 1999. Today, the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program (CFCIP) offers assistance to help current and former foster care youths achieve self-sufficiency. Grants are offered to states and tribes who submit a plan to assist youth in a wide variety of areas designed to support a successful transition to adulthood.
For more information, contact Sarah Bay at email@example.com or 303-271-4108.
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