|The goal of the Aging Out Program is to prepare youth for independence by providing them with the information, skills and support they need to be successful adults. Participants in the program are male and female DCP&P youth, ages 14-20, who are in a DCP&P out of home placement, or are aged 18-20 years and living on their own. The program serves youth from Morris, Warren,Sussex and parts of Passaic and Bergen counties.
When a young person first enters the program, a Life Skills Assessment is completed which will help the youth to develop their plan. The Life Skills Counselor will work with the youth to obtain the skills they need to achieve their goals. The youth will be encouraged to identify goals in the areas of housing, job training and education, financial stability and health. The program places emphasis on the importance of further education and offers college tours for interested youth.
All participants are offered the opportunity to earn stipends by participating in the workshops. These stipends are made available to them when they complete their goals and leave the program.