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Career Path for Foster Youth

Overview

A supported employment program for individuals with disabilities and/or chronic illnesses who are or have been in the foster care system.

Road sign with the word "career" below two branching arrows.Eligibility Requirements:

 

         Your may be eligible if you:

    • Are currently age 17-21
    • Live in Philadelphia and/or have an open case with Philadelphia DHS
    • Have a chronic illness and/or disability. Some examples are: learning disability, intellectual disability, ADHD, sickle cell disease, epilepsy, autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury and others.
    • Want to work in the community

 

Services Provided:

As part of the program, you will get help from job coaches, social workers and a community transition worker with:

    • Setting job goals, and planning your career
    • Learning job skills and other skills to help you be successful at work
    • Working on your resume and cover letter
    • Applying for jobs, and getting ready for interviews
    • Getting used to a new job once you are employed

 

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