COVID-19 Supports for Former Foster Youth

16 March 2020

As colleges and universities close their campuses, DCF's Family Services Division and the Youth Development Program (our contracted transition and aftercare program) are working to ensure former foster youth living on campus have access to needed housing, food, health care and emotional support.

If you are a former foster youth in college and living on campus, please reach out to your local Youth Development Program (YDP) Coordinator. 

YDP can help you:

  • Access funding to live independently or with an approved, caring adult.
  • Navigate community housing resources and other services. 
  • Contact your college to advocate for either staying on campus or identifying other options for housing.