Our Goals

Our goal is to prepare child welfare staff and foster
parents of all publicly administered or supported child
welfare agencies throughout New York City to:
  • Prepare adolescents in foster care to achieve self-sufficiency
  • Integrate policy and practice to promote positive youth development for all youth in care (ages 14-21)
  • Develop and implement policy frameworks that support quality practice to effectively move children through the uncertainty of adolescence in foster care to confident adulthood and secure relationships;
  • Engage in collaborative activities with the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (NYSOCFS) and NYC Administration for Children's Services (ACS)
    and the statewide Independent Living Network to assess needs and deliver
    responsive training, technical assistance and resources.
  • Access state of the art independent living strategies and techniques for successful transition to self sufficiency.