Youth in Care


Youth in Care (also known as Foster Care) is for anyone who is or was in the care or custody of a local Department of Social Services, placed in an OCFS facility, adopted from foster care after age 16, or in relative kinship care. This includes but is not limited to youth who are or may have been living with foster parents or relative parents (kinship) in group homes, residential treatment centers, etc.

The Youth in Care program will assist you with your higher education needs, including:

  • Application process.
  • What to expect in college or training.
  • Paying for college.