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phone: 904.421.5800
fax: 904.421-5802
emergency: 904.421.5828
after hours: 904.265.6804
Resources
For teens in Independent Living and Extended Foster Care

For helpful information to support teens transitioning into adulthood and/or out of foster care, check out these great resources:

On Your Own, but Not Alone  A handbook to empower Florida youth leaving foster care.

Medicaid Any youth who ages out of care at age 18 and received Medicaid at age 18 is eligible for Medicaid until they turn 26. Medicaid or call (904) 421-5800, ext. 8068 or 8062.

Florida Youth SHINE A youth-run, peer-driven organization that empowers current and former foster youth to become leaders and advocates within their communities. Call (904) 418-5831 for more information.  

FosterClub The national network of young people in foster care. The members are resilient young people determined to build a better future for themselves and for other kids coming up through the system behind them. They are a source of support and a force for change.

Permanency Pact  Linking supportive adults and young people in foster care to establish lifelong kin-like relationships.

Transition Tool-kit A hip guide to transitioning out of foster care into becoming your own person––and what it takes to make it in the world.

Education and Scholarships  Educational planning starts early. Discuss with your service worker, mentor or adult in your life—they have been there!

College tuition waiver or call (904) 421-5800, ext. 8068 or 8062.

Disabled Student Resource Guide Prospective college students with disabilities will find that many campuses are equipped with offices and services that address accessibility, accommodation, and assistive technology for a diverse range of needs. Student services offices and disability coordinators at many colleges work to make campuses inclusive environments through specialized advocacy, support, and academic services.


Breakfast Learning Series - Jacksonville

Held the third Wednesday of each month; 9:00AM - 10:30 AM

For information and registration, please contact:

FSS.BLS.Jax@fssnf.org or (904) 265-8088.

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