Youth Transition Services

Chafee Foster Care Independence Program

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Eligible youth may negotiate a Voluntary Extended Support (V9) Agreement (Word) with the Department in order to receive extended placement and other supports until their 23rd birthday (effective 8/8/23) for any of the following reasons:   

  • Obtaining a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED),
  • Going on to a post-secondary educational program or a specialized post-secondary education certification program.
  • Participating in an employment skills support program.
  • Has continued need behavioral health supports.
  • Has medical and/or special health conditions or needs.
  • Has specialized placement needs that cannot be met by an alternative plan.

Youth whose Youth Transition Agreement ended before the age of 23 or who declined the offer of a Voluntary Extended Care Agreement may contact their caseworker or “Duty Worker” to request a meeting to negotiate a new Voluntary Extended Care Agreement.

For more information contact: 

Dulcey Laberge 
Youth Transition Program Manager
Office of Child and Family Services
2 Anthony Avenue, SHS 11
Augusta, ME 04333
Cell:  (207) 446-4227;  Fax: (207) 624-7970;  TTY users call Maine relay 711
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