LifeSet interview with Linda Dixon, Ph.D., Administrator Transitional Supports and Success of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families
Young people who experience foster care are resilient and capable. Still, they need support as they move toward adulthood.
Youth Villages is excited to welcome Amanda Matthews as the new supervisor for LifeSet in Oregon. We are so grateful to have Amanda lead LifeSet as we begin 2022, a year with ambitious growth goals for the program.
Kiara is a busy young lady. A single mother, Kiara takes care of her 8-year-old daughter, Kyra. She also attends college full time, taking prerequisites to pursue a nursing degree. Additionally, she works full time in an overnight job with Memphis-based FedEx.
In September, 175 walkers virtually traveled across America to raise awareness and funds to support the Youth Villages LifeSet program in the Walk for Independence.
High school is difficult for any teenager, but for a teen facing issues at home…
As Mikki approached their 18th birthday, they were about to age out of foster care…
Annually, 20,000 youth age out of foster care, and they are often left with little to no resources to transition successfully into adulthood…
Since 2017, LifeSet has been offered in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania through a partnership between Youth Villages and the county Department of Human Services (DHS). LifeSet provides a bridge to successful adulthood for young people aging out of other public support systems.
It’s been a big year for Justin.
A participant in the Pressley Ridge LifeSet program in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Justin was turning 21 this year and needed to finish high school, find a place to live that gave him more independence, and learn life and social skills. He and LifeSet Specialist Ryan King kept a list and began checking things off.