2022 Youth Events Announced
2022 Youth Events Announced

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services and the Professional Development Program
are pleased to announce the 2022 Annual Youth Events.

Apply for the 2022 Summer Internship
Apply for the 2022 Summer Internship

The 2022 Summer Youth Internship is a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills while supporting Regional Youth Voice activities.

The Professional Development Program is Hiring
The Professional Development Program is Hiring

The Professional Development Program (PDP) is seeking individuals who have experiences with foster care, homelessness, or have been juvenile justice involved to share their experiences. 

Chafee Direct Cash Award of $1,750
Chafee Direct Cash Award of $1,750

OCFS is excited to announce the expansion of eligibility for youth ages 18 and 19 in foster care to apply for the Chafee Direct Cash Award of $1,750.

Did You Age Out of Foster Care During the Pandemic?
Did You Age Out of Foster Care During the Pandemic?

Re-entry into Foster Care is an Option Available to You!

Tags: alumni, former foster care, COVID-19, re-entry, pandemic, age out
Course Catalog News
Course Catalog News

The Statewide Youth Services Training program offers training for populations working with youth. Currently all of our training is being offered via Webex.

Monthly YIP Newsletter
Monthly YIP Newsletter

This month's newsletter (August) contains the schedule of Webex classes and resources/links on topics relating to leadership, self-advocacy, college planning, and more.

Federal Funding for Homelessness
Federal Funding for Homelessness

Lawmakers announce nearly $5 million in federal funding to provide direct financial assistance for at-risk tenants to prevent homelessness in New York's communities. 

Tags: federal funding, federal, homelessness