New Jersey Youth Resource Spot

New Jersey Youth Resource Spot

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Calling All NYTD Survey Participants!

The NJ Department of Children and Families (NJ DCF) is now surveying youth who experienced foster care and 1) were invited to complete a NYTD survey at age 19 AND 2) between April 1, 2024 through September 30, 2024 have turned or will be turning 21.

Email OAS at to take the NYTD survey before September 30, 2024.

Receive $50 for participating!

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Governor Murphy signs bill establishing NJ's Siblings' Bill of Rights

Siblings' Bill of Rights

This bill was signed by Governor Murphy in January 2023 and was developed by the NJ DCF Youth Council.

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EnlightenMENT Mentor Program


Learn about a peer mentoring program designed by youth like you. EnlightenMENT matches you with a supportive role model who has lived experience.

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Young People + DCF = NJYRS

A website created for young people, by young people to provide you with the most helpful and accurate information available.

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Aging Out - Wraparound Funds

Wraparound Funds

Wraparound is emergency funding for eligible young people who were in foster care at age 16 or older or in a DCF adolescent contracted housing program between the ages of 18-21.

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Education - PACES


The Pathways to Academic and Career Exploration to Success (PACES) Program supports current or former foster youth and young adults in their successful transistion to and retention in post-secondary education including career technical education) and worforce readiness.

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Housing - Adolescent Housing Hub

Adolescent Housing Hub

The Adolescent Housing Hub (AHH or The Hub) is a real-time database designed to assist youth with placement in a transitional or permanent housing program.

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Life Skills - Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy

Budgeting is the management of your money by saving weekly or monthly.

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Life Skills - Self Care

Self Care

Physical self-care includes how you fuel your body, how much sleep you get, how much physical activity you engage in, and how well you care for your physical needs.

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