Emancipated Youth

Community Resources

The Work Station Community Resource Directory
My Mission Transition
Ohio Foster Care Alumni
Foster Care Alumni of America - Ohio Chapter
Life After Foster Care Wiki
Foster Youth and Independent Living Skills


A.C.T.I.O.N is a youth-based, youth-led, youth-driven board that offers advocacy and knowledge to Athens County Childen Services and community members by providing a voice and making a difference in the lives of youth in foster care.

Official A.C.T.I.O.N. Blog

Emancipated Services Pamphlet

Link to document.

Ohio Youth Advisory Board (YAB) Foster Care Handbook

Link to document.

Indenendent Living Rules

Ohio rules and laws governing Independent Living Youth in the State of Ohio as found in the Ohio Administrative Code. Found at http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/5101%3A2-42-19.2

Athens County Children Services Grievance Policies

Link to grievance policies for youth once pamphlets are done and everything is ok'd.

Foster Care Yellow Pages

Every year, more than 1000 young Ohioans leave the state foster care system without being adopted. The Foster Care Yellow Pages were compiled for the purpose of assisting youth preparing for and experiencing the transition to the adult world after "aging out" of the foster care system. You can visit the Foster Care Yellow Pages here: http://fostercareyellowpages.blogspot.com/

How to apply to college

The following resources will help you in applying for college.

wikiHow's Guide to Applying for College
FAFSA - The Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Apply to College - Expert Advice & Tools
State Voucher dot Org