Transitional Living Program For Foster Youth Increased Housing Stability, Economic Well-Being

News Report | March 12, 2017


Foster youth transitioning to adulthood who participated in a Youth Villages transitional living program had greater housing stability and economic well-being after two years than a comparison group of youth who did not participate in the program. The program, called YVLifeSet, is being tested with a group of young adults aging out of Tennessee Department of Children's Services (DCS) care who were randomly assigned to receive the YVLifeSet or traditional services. Overall for the participants, the program increased earnings, housing stability and economic well-being, and improved some outcomes related to health and safety. However, it did not . . .

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