Support for Former Foster Youth

If you have aged out of foster care, we are here to support you! The Children’s Cabinet provides support in the form of case management to foster youth for a successful transition into adulthood.

How can we help? The Children’s Cabinet can provide:

  • Life Skills Classes and the skills learned can relate to career preparation, employment, education, health and nutrition, home management, money management, and more.
  • Educational Training Vouchers (ETV) is money for school! The ETV Program is a national program for youth who qualify and it provides funding for you to attend an accredited college, university, vocational, or technical school.

COVID-19 Assistance

Young people between 14 and 26 years old, who are currently or were previously in foster care in any state, are eligible for time-limited COVID-19 pandemic relief funds. Youth who left foster care between January 27, 2020, and April 20, 2021, may be eligible to re-enter foster care.  

As a result of the additional funding, there is an increase from $5,000 to $12,000 per academic year to support education and vocational needs through the Education Training Voucher (ETV) program.  ETV provides financial assistance to attend college, university, vocational or technical school to those who experienced foster care. The increased funding is available until September 30, 2022.  

If you believe you may be eligible or want more information regarding available services and changes, please contact your local representative: 

For more information regarding the ETV program please contact Cynthia Carstairs from The Children’s Cabinet at ccarstairs@childrenscabinet.org or (775) 856-0155

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