Chafee Independence Program

The John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program (CFCIP) offers assistance to help current and former foster care youths achieve self-sufficiency. Grants are offered to States and Tribes who submit a plan to assist youth in a wide variety of areas designed to support a successful transition to adulthood. Activities and programs include, but are not limited to, help with…

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Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Association – CCYP

The Community Connections Youth Project® (CCYP®) provides advocacy and social support finding for young adults who have suffered from abuse and neglect and are at risk of becoming homeless, incarcerated, unemployed, unexpectant parents, or dying young without access to the same supports that others in their peer group gain from traditional family and community settings.

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Angels’ Arms – Life Launch & Launch Pad

Now home to the Angels’ Arms office and the Launch Pad, a transitional apartment for our foster youth. Eligible Angels’ Arms young adults can apply to live in the Launch Pad where they pay rent (which is reimbursed upon exiting the program), and learn independent living skills with the continued support of the Life Launch program and the Angels’ Arms…

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The PPP

The PPP; Fostering Care, is a nonprofit healing school and teaching certificate program for youth aging out of foster care. Within the three-month program ten participants will receive daily healing modalities and therapies to treat trauma, strengthen immune and neurological systems, as well as fortify self-esteem and the corporeal. By completion, the participants will have also earned a David Elliott…

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L.A.M.B.’s Place

L.A.M.B’s Place is a non-profit organization that is here to bridge the gap for these youth. Our mission is to provide affordable, transitional housing for youth, ages 18-25, who are aging out of the foster care system and/or have had adverse childhood experiences, in a Christ-centered atmosphere with opportunities for spiritual growth. 

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Lad Lake

Lad Lake works to promote independent living and prevent youth homelessness by helping two groups of young adults most at risk: youth “aging out” of foster care and young adults with serious mental health conditions. Studies have shown that both of these groups of young adults are more likely to experience homelessness and live in poverty. Lad Lake’s proven programs are designed…

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Family Connection

The mission of The Family Connection, Inc is to provide individuals aging out of the foster care system with the resources necessary to be successful. They offer life skills classes, transitional housing services, educational development, career guidance, and case management.

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Children’s Square USA

Children’s Square U.S.A. provides voluntary services and support to young people ages 18-21 who have aged out of foster care or other court-ordered placement.  Aftercare services guide young people toward stability and self-sufficiency in six key areas: education, employment, housing, health, life skills, and relationships. Participants meet at least twice monthly with a Self-Sufficiency Advocate (SSA), who partners with youth to…

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Children’s Hope Alliance

The Children’s Hope Alliance Transitional Living Program establishes and maintains a safe, healthy, productive, and family home-like setting for young adults ages 18 through 21, who are transitioning to the world-at-large. Transitional Living staff members guide their journey through empowerment of “voice and choice.” A supportive, consistent, and purposeful life-changing structure allows these young people to acquire the requisite academic,…

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