The transition to adulthood is filled with uncertainty, especially for teens in foster care.
The Chafee Foster Care Independence Program helps those aged 14-21 to find their place in the world. From educational and vocational opportunities to community service and healthy recreation, Chafee helps kids feel at home.
Chafee Youth Services help Montana’s foster youth gain life skills necessary for successful transition into adult community living.
- Life Skills Assessments
- Transitional Living Plan
- Life Skills Groups
- Financial help with housing and set up costs, transportation
- Education and Training Vouchers (ETV)—for continuing education
- Resource Materials
- Referrals to Community Resources
Participation Criteria & Guidelines:
Youth in the community who:
- are age 14 years or older and currently in foster care; or
- have “aged out” of foster care and are not yet 21 years old; and
- were in foster care at age 18 – including those who, after their 14th birthday, have had a guardianship established or adoption finalized.
If you have questions or would like services, please contact Dannielle Ingraham at (406) 850-3373.
Youth in the Chafee Program have many opportunities to enjoy community events, take advantage of volunteer opportunities, and also participate in various life skills classes that will help prepare them for independent living. To see the Life Skills Classes Schedule, click here! Want to find out about the different events we have planned for this month? Click here to see the schedule and find out about transportation for events and classes.