About Chafee

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, or need information about setting up services, contact 720-944-6327 or DenverILChafee@denvergov.org.

Am I Eligible?

To be eligible for CFCIP services, the youth must be:

  1. Currently in out-of-home care, age 14 to 18, and in out-of-home placement for a minimum of six months. Consecutive months are not required.
  2. Age 16 to 21 and meet requirements for Relative Guardianship Assistance and entered Relative Guardianship on or after age 16
  3. Age 16 to 21 and meet requirements for Adoption Assistance and entered Adoption Assistance on or after age 16;
  4. Age 18 to 21 and was in out-of-home care on their 18th birthday.