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Independent Living

Family Support Services and our community partners provide independent living services to youth and young adults in the foster care system. These services prepare teens for adulthood and life after foster care. It is a requirement that youth aging-out of the system (those turning 18 years old without returning to the care of their parents or being adopted) have the basic life skills to function successfully on their own. Training includes, but is not limited to: financial literacy training, household management, educational and career planning.

If you're 13 to 17 years old, click here.

Once a youth ages-out of the foster care system, there are several services that he or she can access if certain requirements are met: transportation, housing and housing assistance, as well as emotional support.

Extended Foster Care

A new extended foster care program allows young adults, 18 to 21 years of age, to live with families interested in providing a safe, supportive home environment to help them thrive. One of the requirements however, is that they are employed, attending a job skills training program or continuing their education.

Extended foster care support for qualified, responsible adults includes a monthly foster care board rate, as well as case management services and a monthly stipend to cover personal items for the young adult.

Once a youth turns 18, he or she may be able to get financial help, choose a place to live and gain leadership skills. FSS offers the support needed for the transition to adulthood. For details and requirements, click here.

For more information, email efcinfo@fssnf.org or call us at (904) 401-3024.

If you're interested in opening your home to offer extended foster care services, please contact us at (904) 418-5854.

Independent Living
To apply for entry into extended care, please complete the form below

By providing your name in the electronic signature area below, you are attesting that you are the person requesting entry into extended foster care.

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