Extended Foster Care & Independent Living Services

Extended Foster

Extended Foster Care & Independent Living Services provide youth transitioning from foster care to independence a variety of options to receive support and assistance from age 18 to 23.

  • Extended Foster Care (EFC) – provides young adults with case management services, judicial oversight of their progress toward independence, room and board, as well as any other services they need to provide them with a sound platform for success as independent adults.
  • Postsecondary Education Supports and Services (PESS) – are available to young adults, whether they decide to enroll in extended foster care or not. A set rate of financial support is available to all students enrolled in PESS to assist with living expenses and alleviate financial burdens while completing their higher education goals. 
  • Aftercare Services – are available to those not enrolled in EFC or PESS. These services are temporary in nature and are designed to provide a safety net for Young Adults who find themselves in need of a helping hand.
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