Youth Villages' YVLifeSet program is an intensive, community-based program that is youth centered and strength-based. It is designed to assist young adults between the ages of 17 and 22 who are transitioning from child welfare and juvenile justice services in learning the skills needed to live successfully. Successful transition includes maintaining safe and stable housing, participating in an educational/vocational program, developing life skills and remaining free from legal involvement
DCS Eligibility Criteria Young adults who are emancipated to adulthood from state custody at or after their 18th birthday, who were in foster care placement at their 18th birthday; Young adults released from a foster care placement to permanency, who were in state custody starting at age 17 or older; OR Youth ages 17 or older in state custody and in a foster care placement for the purpose of assessment to determine eligibility, appropriateness for services and preparation for transition to adulthood. Private Funding Criteria For youth who may need services, but don't meet the DCS requirements there is private funding available. Eligibility is on a case-by-case basis. However, priority is given to youth with prior DCS involvement.
How to get started
- Find the location closest to you below, and use their contact information.
- Ages 17-18
- Full Family Support
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