Extended Foster Care Program


The Extended Foster Care program provides an opportunity for young adults who were a dependent of Washington State at age 18, to voluntarily agree to continue receiving foster care services, including placement services, while working on their goals towards independence.

Services may include:

  • Foster Care placement or Supervised Independent living setting placement (shared living, apartment, college dormitory)
  • Medical (including mental health)
  • Dental
  • Transitional Living services (if available)
  • Case management by DCYF
  • Referrals to community resources (as appropriate)
  • Learn more by reading the Extended Foster Care Brochure


To be eligible for the Extended Foster Care program, you must be dependent on your 18th birthday and agree to voluntarily engage in the program. 
As of June 6, 2024, there are no additional requirements to participate. 

How to Apply

  • To be a part of this program, talk to your worker or call 1-866-END-HARM (1-866-363-4276)