MODIFY: Mentoring with Oversight for Developing with Foster Youth

MODIFY Program Fact Sheet

Program Purpose:

To ensure older youth aging out of foster care have the supports to enhance adult self sufficiency.

Program Services:

     
  • Short-term financial assistance
  • Linkages with needed community supports and resources
  • Transportation
  • Housing support
  • Educational support
  • Employment skills

Program Eligibility:

Youth age 18-20 exiting the foster care system, or youth who have left foster care at 18 years old, adopted on or after age 16, or youth with a finalized legal guardianship and have not yet reached age 21.

Program Referral Protocol:

Contact the MODIFY Program at 1-866-720-3605 with:

     
  • Youth's Name
  • DHHR Worker Name and Phone Number
  • Reference Name and Phone Number
  • Expected Date of Discharge from the Foster Care System

Former Foster Care Youth can request services themselves by contacting the MODIFY Program Toll Free: 1-866-720-3605