Ain Dah Yung Center

The proposed facility will include 42 efficiency apartments, large gathering spaces and teaching kitchens on each floor, a cultural center that darkens completely for American Indian ceremonies, and private offices where youth can access resources specific to their needs.

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(2009) Helping Former Foster Youth Graduate from College: Campus Support Programs in California and Washington State

One notable exception is the growing number of campus support programs for young people making the transition out of foster care. Although each program is unique, they typically provide an array of financial, academic, social/emotional, and logistical (e.g., housing) supports to help former foster youth stay in school and graduate. They are currently concentrated in California or Washington State and are supported, at least…

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(2017) Foster Youth Transitioning to Adulthood

The purpose of this study was to explore and describe ways foster care caseworkers help foster youth transition to adulthood successfully. Data was collected using qualitative interviews , with four professionals who have experience with foster youth aging out of the foster care system. (MSW Clinical Research Paper; St. Catherine University / University of St. Thomas)

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(2016) Aging Out of Foster Care Successfully

The purpose of this content analysis was to explore some of the variables associated with a successful transition while “aging out of” foster care, and to better understand how youth define and experience this transition from their perspective and in their own words. (St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas)

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Connections to Independence (C2i)

C2i provides programming and advocacy for foster care youth, 15 – 24, promoting a successful transition to living independently. Services are designed to meet county goals, preparing youth as they age out of foster care. C2i focuses on five core competencies: Financial Literacy, Housing, Employment, Education & Personal Wellness. C2i services are individualized based on their ILP.

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Stars Training Academy

Stars Training Academy, a division of Stars Behavioral Health Group, collaborates with community agencies across North America to provide enriched training and customized consultation to achieve high fidelity and sustainable implementation of evidence-supported and evidence-based practices. The Stars Training Academy serves as the purveyor of the Transition to Independence Process (TIP) Model.

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