Extended Foster Care - My Future My Choice
Effective January 1, 2014, current and former foster youth will have a new variety of services available to nurture their success. In the past, youth did not have the option to remain in foster care after their 18th birthday. Now, through Extended Foster Care, they have the flexibility they need to transition into adulthood at a pace that suits their individual circumstances.
“My Future, My Choice” is the theme for this new program, because it gives youth the option to remain at home until 21, or receive financial assistance as they continue pursuing academic and career goals. Either way, they will continue to receive case management services, emergency aftercare services, and any other services that will provide them with a sound platform for success as independent adults.
View a flowchart of your new options