Help DCF involved young adults learn how to live independently.
The Rediscovery Stepping Out Program is a first of its kind short-term service designed to help DCF-involved youth ensuring a successful transition to become their own vendors or live independently (occasionally supporting younger youth in the home when necessary). These youth face major hurdles such as the loss of placement and funding from DCF, the loss of support and guidance from their foster parents, their outreach worker, group home staff or other parental caretaker. As these youth begin to take on the responsibilities such as finding housing, paying their rent and other common bills, they often need short-term transitional help budgeting, managing their tenancy, maintaining a job and keeping up with their education plan. They are living in communities with minimal if any support from families or lifelong connections, unlike most young adults. The goal of this Program is to provide consistent contact and support needed to allow the youth to establish themselves as a successful, productive community member.