Aging Foster Child Gas Program

An Indiana program aimed at helping former foster children transition from being teenagers to self-sufficient adults is providing money for housing, training in life skills and emotional support. Indiana's Collaborative Care program started two years ago after Congress passed the Fostering Connections Act which encourages states to extend benefits foster youth receive from the age of 18 to 21. Many of those youths traditionally have struggled to find jobs and housing. The program provides opportunities for youths to become more independent through programs that teach skills such as how to cook, how to budget money and how to apply for jobs.