Each of the 3,000-plus children and young adults KidsVoice represents every year has unique needs. On this page, we have compiled a list of resources for our clients, care givers, and all those who want to learn about organizations, programs, and benefits that can help provide a safety net of care, stability, and support for youth in Allegheny County.

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Independent Living & Transition Age Youth

Independent Living programs help current and former foster care kids, ages 14-24, who are considered transition age youth, develop the life skills they'll need to successfully live on their own and transition to adulthood.

In Allegheny County, your CYF caseworker will make the referral for IL services at age 14. You will start by discussing your plans for your future and then you will receive services that will help you achieve your goals. You'll also receive an Educational Liaison who can help you with your plans for furthering your education.

We Rock: Music Creation Program

This hands-on music creation program includes weekly and individual coaching by music artists in a virtual studio, plus monthly Facebook discussions on class and student progress. It is open to all CYF and IL youth aged 14-24. It is being offered through a collaboration between Creative Life Support, CYF, and the county's Youth Support Partner Unit. 

Email liz@mrsmalls.com or angela.moffe@alleghenycounty.us for more information.

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