Young Adult Services

Our support services are designed to aid foster care youth between the ages of 16 and 21 who have or will be transitioning out of Arizona State or Tribal Foster Care. We provide skills and support to more than 1,000 youth and young adults in their transition into independence each year by assisting them in gaining skills for self-sufficiency.

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Living Skills Training

We provide skills training to youth/young adults 16-20 who are still involved with State or Tribal Foster Care. Living Skills Training (LST) prepares current and former foster care recipients for adult living by teaching interpersonal and daily living skills.

For more information about this service, please contact us at YAS@arizonaschildren.org.

Transitional Independence

We provide Case Management for young adults ages 18-20 who were previously involved in State or Tribal Foster Care at some point after age 16. These young adults are no longer involved with the Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS) and must self-refer. The purpose of the Transitional Independent Living Program (TILP) is to provide appropriate support and services to assist former foster care recipients in developing and maintaining stable living situations.

If you are a young adult who wants to learn more about participating in TILP, please call 480.247.1413 or complete the contact form at the link below:

 Information Request Form

Empowered Young Parents Program

We offer support services to young mothers, fathers, and their children and specialize in resources for those who have experienced foster care. We can help with parenting skills and training, financial independence, health care, employment, education (grants/funding), counseling, and community resources.

If you are a parent involved in our Living Skills Training or Transitional Independent Living Program, you may be eligible for free services.