Denver Chafee Foster Care Independence Program
Assisting youth in successfully emancipating from the foster care system and providing ongoing support to young adults as they overcome the hurdles of living independently.
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Voz y Corazón focuses on empowering youth voices and hearts through art and connectedness.
Emerson St. is a teen and young adult program focused
This annual observance has emphasized the importance of building on young people’s strengths and potential, encouraging meaningful youth engagement in adolescent health activities, and highlighting key topics in adolescent health.
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There is a lot of financial aid available for former foster youth. A recent bill covers any gaps in financial aid for those attending a school in Colorado.
Foster youth and alumni are eligible for more supports during the pandemic
Coordinated entry is the idea that there is no wrong door for applying to different housing voucher or housing assistance programs.
"The Chafee program showed me consistency. My Chafee worker would check in with me regularly to see how I was doing. I also enjoyed going to Chafee events, where you can learn and socialize with other youth who are in a similar situation."
Former Chafee Youth
"Chafee has helped me from the time when I had nobody. I was not in my best shape mentally and they helped me get through school to graduate. They helped me to maintain my mental health and now I have my own apartment and I’m in college. My life has turned itself around from where I started. They showed me that even the worst beginnings can have the best endings."
Former Chafee Youth