Tennesseee Alliance for Children and Families
General Extension of Foster Care Services
Youth Villages – LifeSet
LifeSet is a statewide program that takes an individualized approach. It is an evidence-informed model that pairs a highly trained specialist with each young person to help identify and accomplish goals. The LifeSet program supports young adults with employment, education, housing, money management, health care, and transportation goals as well as provides emotional support and connection to community resources. The target population is young adults ages 17-22 who are currently in foster care or have a history of being in foster care after the age of 16. The overall program seeks to monitor and support the youth with case management services to ensure they are meeting goals and also connecting them with appropriate services to best support their needs.
LifeSet State Coordinator: Heather Tribble
Smoky Mountain Children’s Home
Extension of Foster Care is offered for youth ages 18-21 within our foster homes. We provide case management services which include Independent Living Skills
Foster Care Director: Beverly Beard
Omni Family Foundation
Provides access to both rent-free and income based affordable housing, transportation assistance through the Drive to Thrive initiative, career assessments through a partnership with YouScience, and workforce development opportunities. Non-profit Independent Living Support for youth aging out of foster care. Omni Family Foundation supports youth transitioning out of foster care with wrap-around supports and linkage with the goal to inspire hope, pave a strong path for their future and ensure they find long-term independence.
McNabb Center – Supportive Community Living Services
For youth not in residential services, an assessment of independent living skills, review of educational, employment and counseling needs, and an individualized success plan along with specific assistance for community living will be provided. SLC services also include life skills training, education support, transportation assistance, job readiness and financial training. SLC may also provide rental assistance, utility assistance, interpersonal skills training and information and support.
Financial literacy courses are offered through Project NOW using Opportunity Passport (an initiative of the Jim Casey Foundation).
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