From Foster Care to Independence
Extended Foster Care & Independent Living Services provide youth transitioning from foster care to independence a variety of options to receive support and assistance from age 18 to 23.
NWF Health Network offers three types of assistance to youth transitioning from foster care to independence; Extended Foster Care (EFC),Postsecondary Education Supports and Services (PESS) and After Care Services.
Extended Foster Care (EFC)
Extended Foster Care (EFC) provides young adults with case management services, judicial oversight of their progress toward independence, room and board, as well as any other services they need to provide them with a sound platform for success as independent adults.
Postsecondary Education Supports and Services (PESS)
Postsecondary Education Supports and Services (PESS) are available to young adults, whether they decide to enroll in extended foster care or not. A set rate of financial support is available to all students enrolled in PESS to assist with living expenses and alleviate financial burdens while completing their higher education goals.
Aftercare Services are available to those not enrolled in EFC or PESS. These services are temporary in nature and are designed to provide a safety net for Young Adults who find themselves in need of a helping hand.