Chafee Foster Care Independence Program

Program Elements for Chafee Foster Care Independence Program (CHAFEE):

HRDC’s Youth Development provides Chafee to Gallatin, Park, and Meagher counties.  Chafee services gives eligible foster youth support while in foster care and continues to provide assistance when youth transfer into our community.

  • Academic Support
  • Life skills
  • Career Exploration and Planning
  • Vocational Training
  • Financial Assistance and Budgeting
  • Job Placement and Retention
  • Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Preventative Health Activities
  • ETV Scholarship
  • Post-Secondary Preparation
  • Transition to Self-Sufficiency

National Statistics:

415,129 children were in foster care on September 30th, 2014, a 4% increase from 2012

264,746 children entered care – that translates to a child entering care every two minutes in the United States

107,918 children waiting to be adopted on September 30th, 2014

60,898 children waiting to be adopted whose parental rights (for all living parents) were terminated

50,644 children adopted with public child welfare agency involvement

All national statistics provided by (Foster Club, 2016)

*Referrals to the program are made through Child and Family Service. HRDC staff can assist in determining if a youth is eligible.




Statistics on Foster Care. (2016) Foster Club. Retrieved from