YVLifeSet is a program that supports youth ages 17-22 who have been involved in the foster care, juvenile justice and/or mental health system. The YVLifeSet model is implemented by specialists who provide youth with intensive community-based support comprised of both clinical and skill-building interventions. Program success is defined by the youth and includes, maintaining stable and suitable housing, participating in educational/vocational programs, finding and sustaining employment, remaining free from legal involvement, developing healthy relationships, building a strong and permanent support system, engaging with youth’s families and social supports, attaining mental health stability and developing fundamental life skills.
We are excited to lead the effort in bringing this model to NYC and look forward to the positive impact this program will make in the lives of many youth transitioning out of the foster care system. Thank you to our partners @ACSNYC, @youthvillages, @ChildrensAidNYC, and @TheNYFoundling and our local funders @NYCommTrust @FordFoundation & @jpmorgan Ira W. DeCamp Foundation for help making this possible!
Check out this article by Chronicle of Social Change to learn more!