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Alternative Employment Options

Employment - A Guide for Transition Services

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Annie E. Casey Foundation


Most young people rely on caring adults to support them with guidance, housing and financial assistance, and ongoing emotional connections. Young people from foster care often miss out on these supports traditionally provided by families. They may also have added challenges due to earlier abuse, neglect, and separation. 

It’s My Life: Employment Guide offers specific strategies, tactics, and resources for youth and the adults who guide and support these youth to help them gain employment.



Alternative Employment OptionsBenefits Planning (losing benefits if employed)EmploymentEmployment SupportsFoster CareLife TransitionsTransition from Foster CareTransition PlanningTransitions to Adulthood

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