Aging Up, Not Out: Moving Youth from Foster Care to Employability

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When youth in child welfare reach their 18th or 21st birthday, they are no longer eligible for child welfare services.  Unfortunately, they are also too often unprepared emotionally, financially or academically for college, the workforce, and independent living.  In recognition of this issue, and the needs of these youth, DHS created the Independent Living Unit that offers a range of options to provide supportive services and real-world training and employment opportunities.

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