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Services for Foster Care Youth and Former Foster Care Youth

Resource Author/Owner/Service Provider

Youth in Progress (YIP)


This is one of the "Need to Know" series brochure published by Youth in Progress. The brochure briefly describes available services for foster youth and former foster youth, including the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program, that are available in New York State. This brochure also includes relevant resources information.




Foster CareHousing SupportsIndependent LivingInformation and ReferralLegal Rights/Protective ServicesLife Skill DevelopmentLife TransitionsTransition from Foster CareTransition PlanningTransitions to Adulthood

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Chafee Foster Carefinancial assistancefoster youthhousingtransition
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Family/Youth Support and Peer Advocacy

Information and support for individuals and families with behavioral, emotional, physical and/or mental health challenges.

Financial Assistance

Help given to a person or organization in the form of money, loans, reduced taxes, etc.

Legal/Civil Rights/Protective Services

Information regarding the discrimination against people with physical/mental disabilities, as well as information on protective services.

Training and Technical Assistance

Planning, development, delivery, and evaluation of activities designed to achieve specific learning objectives and help resolve problems.

Developed by the Council on Children and Families and Funded by the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council