HELPING YOUTH ACHIEVE SELF-SUFFICIENCY
The Montana Foster Care Independence program helps youth who are likely to remain in foster care until the age of 18; to prepare for and enter post-secondary and education institutions, or the training and services needed to find employment. The program assists youth with extracurricular activities, tutoring, financial literacy, housing, counseling, employment, education, and other appropriate support and services to former and current foster care recipients from the age of 14 until their 21st birthday. These endeavors complement youth's own efforts to achieve self-sufficiency, and assure that program participants recognize and accept their personal responsibility in preparing for and completing the transition from adolescence to adulthood.
Youth is age 14 or older and currently in foster care
Youth has "aged out" of foster care and is not yet 21 years old.
Youth had a guardianship or adoption finalized after their 16th birthday.
For more information contact one of our Independent Living Mentors:
Dan McFadyean Region 2 Rural and Tribal Communities
Stacie Eckenstein Cascade County
406-727-0076 or 406-788-5410
Kristy Kluge Cascade County
406-727-0076 or 406-564-8060
Chaffee offers great opportunities for youth!