The Collaborative Care program moves identified youth into independent living settings in which they can continue to reside when they age out of foster care or are released from the state’s supervision. SAFY and Indiana’s Department of Child Services (DCS) have partnered to support adolescents in becoming healthy adults and successfully living independently. The program focuses on Scattered Site services, Skills and Teaching, and Emancipation services. The Collaborative Care program strengthens the youth’s independent voice, offers opportunities to practice interdependence, and provides a foundation for gaining skills needed to build social capital.
The services are part of SAFY’s Continuum of Care and current Independent Living program model.