The Community Connections Youth Project: Supporting Success For Youth Who Were In Foster Care.
Published: Winter 2018
, No. 2 , p. 4-6
North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)
970 Raymond Avenue, Suite 106
St. Paul, MN 55114
This article highlights the Community Connections Youth Project, a Missouri program that uses a strengths-based model of voluntary peer case management for youth at risk of aging out of the foster are or who have already exited. Each client is assigned to one of seven community connections specialists in two offices who can provide support in at least one of the program’s eight core domains: housing, education, finances, employment, physical and mental health, transportation, legal assistance, and social supports.
foster adolescents; aging out; community based services; housing; education; legal services; mental health services; independent living; promising practices