Foster Youth in Transition
Michigan Department of Human Services (2013)
Includes information on issues relevant to current and former foster youth in Michigan, as well as links to additional services and support on transitioning out of care.
Helping You Transition to Adulthood: Resources for New Jersey's Youth (PDF - 651 KB)
New Jersey Department of Children and Families (2013)
Provides guidance for youth aging out of foster care in New Jersey, including information on education and employment, medical needs, housing, mentoring, transportation, and counseling among other topics.
Know Before You Go: Extended Foster Care Toolkit
California Alliance for Children's Rights (2013)
Contains information in the form of a toolkit for California adolescents in foster care about extended foster care that allows adolescents to stay in foster care after they turn 18.
A Message About Your 90-Day Transition Plan for Success (PDF - 620 KB)
Virginia Department of Social Services (2016)
Provides information and transition plans for Virginia foster youth aging out of care. The resource includes an outline of the rights and responsibilities of youth and how to plan for successful transitions from foster care to independence.
My Future My Choice
Florida Department of Children and Families (2013)
Provides information on the new "My Future, My Choice" program that allows Florida youth to stay in foster care until they are 21 as long as they meet requirements such as being in school or working. Fact sheets are included that explain the program to youth, foster parents, community-based care organizations, and courts.
Resource Links for Youth in Transition
Tennessee Department of Children's Services
Explains how the Jim Casey Youth Opportunity Initiative Resource Centers in Tennessee help older youth who have been in foster care develop financial skills and provides links to resource centers along with educational resources, job-related information, and more for transitioning youth in Tennessee.
A Survival Guide for Teens Aging Out of Foster Care (PDF - 601 KB)
Youth, Rights & Justice (2016)
Describes the process of aging out of foster care for foster youth in Oregon and gives information on youth rights, health, moving out, getting an education, managing money, and other topics related to independent living.
Telling Your Money What to Do: The Young Adult's Guides (PDF- 503 KB)
Community of Practice, Northeast Massachusetts (2013)
Helps youth assess their spending and provides tips for budgeting, cutting down on spending, and managing money resources. The website also provides tools and worksheets for tracking income and expenses.