The TL program is a continuum of the Independent Living Skills (IL) program for current and former foster youth ages 18 up to their 23rd birthday. The TL program is a voluntary program and open to all youth who meet eligibility. The youth can be anywhere on the spectrum of transitioning to adulthood. DCYF contracts with local community-based agencies and federally recognized tribes throughout the state to provide transitional living skills.
Services may include:
- Casey Life Skills Assessment (CLSA) and plan
- Educational Support
- Housing Assistance
- Employment Assistance
- Helps youth establish stable and healthy connections
- Case management
- Funding (may be used to assist with self-sufficiency and/or obtaining TL goals)
- Youth ages 18 up to their 23rd birthday who are current or former foster youth from state or tribal out of home care and
- Youth was between ages 15 and 17, and in an established dependency through DCYF or a tribal child welfare agency and in an out-of-home foster care placement for at least 30 days after their 15th birthday.
- Youth can self-refer any time after 18 up to their 23rd birthday.
How to Apply
- Youth can contact the TL provider directly for these services.
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