The Youth Development Program (YDP) offers voluntary case management services to youth ages 15-22, who are, or have been, in the custody of the State through the Department for Children and Families (DCF). YDP provides access to a wide range of services designed to help youth transition from State custody and care to self-sufficiency and independent living. Available services are youth-driven and focus on support participants in setting personal goals, identifying steps, removing barriers, and expanding natural support networks. YDP provides life skills assessment, training and coaching, referrals to other services including mental health and substance abuse counseling, access to health insurance and physical health care, education planning and linkage to educational services and supports for high school completion/GED prep and or college preparation, vocational support and training, assistance in exploring and connecting with kinship networks and other social supports, and safe housing options.
For more information, contact Jennifer Morton-Dow at firstname.lastname@example.org or 229-9151.