DCF is committed to providing adolescent services that encourage positive youth development and empowerment.
Chafee Foster Care Education and Training Voucher Program
- Programs such as discharge support, adolescent outreach, teen living and PAYA.
- Services such as the Youth Advisory Board, the WAVE, youth leadership summits, and MA network of foster care alumni.
- Here’s a chance for highly motivated youth who are invested in their education to gain some real-life experience.
- The federal government now requires child welfare agencies to help DCF youth understand credit.
The Department of Children and Families is committed to ensuring the youth in its care are able to pursue higher education and vocational training to achieve their potential. In keeping with this commitment, there are both state and federally funded programs available exclusively to youth in the care of DCF as well as in DCF sponsored adoptive and guardianship homes to help finance post-secondary education.