What We Do:

Older Youth Services

Collaborative Care

This is a voluntary program that allows DCS youth age 17.5 years and older and Probation youth 18 years and older to remain under the care and placement of DCS in order to continue to receive services.

The program can assist with rent, utilities, food, clothing, and networking. Participants should be employed full-time or attending school with part-time employment.

Independent Living

A program that provides one-on-one case management services focused on building skills of self-reliance for current foster youth ages 16-21.

Voluntary Services

A case management program for youth/young adults ages 18-21 who have been discharged from foster care.

Service Regions:

  • Region 7 -- Blackford, Delaware, Grant, Jay, and Randolph Counties
  • Region 10 -- Marion County
  • Region 11 -- Hamilton, Hancock, Madison, and Tipton Counties
  • Region 12 -- Fayette, Franklin, Henry, Rush, Union and Wayne Counties

Download the Older Youth Services brochure.

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