Extended Foster Care
You aged out in the legal custody of DCF
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:
- Florida’s Independent Living Resource Center, https://www.danielkids.org/our-programs/floridas-i-l-resource-center/ serves as an information clearinghouse to address all areas of Independent Living Services
- 1-844-ILYOUTH (844-459-6884)