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Independent Living for Youth and Young Adults

Independent Living

If you are in foster care currently, view the Independent Living section for Youth and Young Adult centered information including your rights and expectations.

Youth and Young Adults

If you’re a youth or young adult in Florida’s child welfare system, we know that you’ve likely been through a lot. Because of this, we want to make sure that you’re in a place – physically, emotionally, and spiritually – where you can recover, grow, and feel the love that you deserve. 

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Information and resources for For Caregivers and Other Caring Adults.

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Office of Continuing Care

The Department of Children and Families recognizes that the transition into adulthood can be tough for young people. For current and former foster youth, it can be even more difficult without an existing support system. The Office of Continuing Care, part of Hope Florida – A Pathway to Prosperity, offers free, one-on-one help for young people who are about to or have recently transitioned out of foster care, aiming to make the leap into adulthood a positive experience.

If you are between the ages of 18 and 26 and you have or will age out of foster care in Florida (including extended foster care), give us a call! The Office of Continuing Care, part of Hope Florida – A Pathway to Prosperity, provides these services:

  • Connects you to existing resources in your area to help you thrive as an independent young adult
  • Guides you in accessing special services available to former foster youth
  • Gives you a support system to help you with the next steps on your path to adulthood

When you call the Hope Line, you’ll speak with a Hope Navigator who walk with you on the path to independence.

Call 850-300-HOPE (850-300-4673)
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (ET)

Access local resources online by visiting and choosing “I Need Help.”

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