Youth Villages, in collaboration with the Kentucky Department of Community Based Services (DCBS), provides LifeSet™ to eligible youth ages 17 – 22 in the Louisville and Lexington areas (and surrounding counties) of Kentucky who meet the following criteria (eligible until 23rd birthday):
- Are in one of the following placements: DCBS foster home, relative/family home, kinship/fictive kin placement or living in a dorm on a college campus within LifeSet service area(s).
- Exited custody or extended commitment between the ages of 18 – 22.
- Are currently committed to DCBS (or extended commitment) and are not already receiving DCBS funded case management services.
To learn more about eligibility and referral criteria, please email KYLifeSet@youthvillages.org.
Provided to Kentucky
Strengthening families to prevent or limit the need for foster care
Helping young adults make a successful transition to adulthood
- Youth living at home or independently 1 year after discharge: 94% 94%
- Youth in school and/or employed 1 year after discharge: 86% 86%
- Youth reporting no trouble with the law 1 year after discharge: 88% 88%
- Overall satisfaction with Youth Villages: 92% 92%
Figures represent data gathered in FY19 for all youth served for more than 60 days across all programs.
It was a year of record growth and innovation for Youth Villages.
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stories of hope
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Youth Villages Spring Celebration Raises $1.1 Million
The Force was strong at the Youth Villages Spring Celebration Gala on May 4 where the organization raised $1.1 million to support the LifeSet program.
Intercept specialists bring creativity to clinical methods
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Brian and Michelle Armstrong already had an interest in becoming a foster home, but their desire was piqued when Brian reached out to do a Youth Villages story on Adoption Awareness Month in November 2021
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LifeSet Advocacy and Policy
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LifeSet helps youth overcome educational barriers
The COVID-19 pandemic upended life for everyone — locked down, isolated, alone. The youth in the U.S. were especially affected with a major interruption in education. Coming out of the pandemic, results are showing a big impact on academic success.
Family gives back by opening home to foster care
Families who foster come in many shapes and sizes and enter foster care for different reasons. For George and Tracy Young, what began as a general interest in foster care turned into a way to become involved in their community.
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