Independent Living

Extended Foster Care

Requirements

You aged out in the legal custody of DCF

AND

  • You are participating in a qualifying activity like;

  • Attending high school or working on GED; or

  • Enrolled in college or vocational education program; or

  • Employed at least 80 hours per month; or

  • Participating in a program designed to promote or eliminate barriers to employment.; or

  • Have a diagnosed and documented disability that would prevent you from participating in any of the activities listed above.

In order to stay in the program, you must:

  • Meet with a caseworker every month

  • Continue to participate in at least one of the activities listed above

  • Attend Court reviews every six months

If you leave the program and want to get back in:

  • You must submit an application, also known as an Extended Foster Care Voluntary Placement Agreement to your community based care lead agency for eligibility determination.

Supervised Living Arrangement Options

  • You have options, although we want you to be safe and have the opportunity to develop the skills you need to succeed.  You may be approved to live in a foster home, group home, transitional living program, or other shared living environment.  If you are ready, you may even be approved to live in your apartment.

For More Information

For questions regarding eligibility visit: