YOUTH SERVICES & RESOURCES
Read the Utah Foster Care Bill of Rights"Children and youth in foster care have the right to be treated with respect regardless of age, race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, religious beliefs, family relations or family history."
COVID funds available to current and former foster youth up to age 27
Congress has granted DCFS more than $2 million in COVID-19 grant funding to help:
- Youth 14 and older who are still in care
- Youth 16 and older who exited care by adoption or guardianship
- Youth 18 and older who emancipated from care
This funding can serve qualifying former foster youth up to their 27th birthday. This change will revert back to their 23rd birthday starting Oct 1, 2021. DCFS can help with housing, transportation, basic needs, technology & more.
Former foster youth also qualify to voluntarily re-enter foster care up to their 22nd birthday. This change will end Sep 30, 2021.