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US: How We Can Better Support Youth in Extended Foster Care (Opinion)
Chronicle of Social Change – August 14, 2017
Foster care ends at 18, and extended foster care, which is voluntary, lasts until age 21. During these three critical years programs like Transitional Housing Program Plus (THP-Plus) foster care can provide young people with access to services and intensive support so that they can develop skills and make progress in their education and discover their career path – something that took me more than a decade.