The John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program offers assistance to help current and former foster care youths achieve self-sufficiency. Federal funds are provided to states to assist youth in a wide variety of areas designed to support a successful transition to adulthood. Activities and programs include, but are not limited to; help with education, employment, financial management, housing, emotional support, and assured connections to caring adults for older youth in foster care. The program is intended to serve youth who are likely to remain in foster care until age 18; youth who, after attaining 16 years of age; have left foster care for kinship guardianship or adoption; and young adults ages 18-21 who have "aged out" of the foster care system.
One component of the broader program is the Chafee Room and Board initiative, which provides housing assistance to young adults meeting the Chafee eligibility criteria. The Cabinet for Health and Family Services contracts with Community Action Council of Lexington for the Chafee Room and Board/Project LIFE program.
For more information about the program, contact Community Action Council for Lexington-Fayette, Bourbon, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Inc. at 859-233-4600.
For more information, contact:
Kentucky Housing Corporation | 1231 Louisville Rd., Frankfort,
502-564-7630; 800-633-8896 (KY only); TTY 711