The Chafee Foster Care Independence Program (CFCIP) was created to assist youth in successfully emancipating from the foster care system, and to provide ongoing support to young adults as they overcome the hurdles of living independently.
We will help with: finding educational programs, financial aid, housing, employment, and the acquisition of life skills. We do this by meeting with youth in the community, one-to-one independent living skills training, connecting youth to resources in their community and encouraging clients to set and pursue goals for success.
If you have more specific questions about how Chafee can help, contact your Chafee worker.
Colin Minor, 720-944-6168 email@example.com
Ji Shin, 720-944-6029 firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie Smith, 720-944-6049 email@example.com
Sara Saleet, 720-944-6281 firstname.lastname@example.org
For any questions or information about setting up services please contact:
Antowan Pickett, 720-944-6327 email@example.com
Am I Eligible?
To be eligible for Chafee Foster Care Independence Program (CFCIP) services, the youth must be:
- Currently in out-of-home care, fourteen (14) up to eighteen (18) years of age, and in out-of-home placement for a minimum of six (6) months. Consecutive months are not required.
- Age sixteen (16) to twenty-one (21), who meet requirements for Relative Guardianship Assistance and entered Relative Guardianship on or after age sixteen (16)
- Age sixteen (16) to twenty-one (21), who meet requirements for Adoption Assistance and entered Adoption Assistance on or after age sixteen (16);
- Age eighteen (18) to twenty-one (21), who were in out-of-home care on their eighteenth (18th) birthday.