Emancipated Youth

Warren County Children Services is striving to provide the highest quality of services to help every young adult aging out of the foster care system.

Emancipated services include:
  • Prior to Emancipation:
    • 90-day transition plan
    • Assistance in filling out FASFA forms
    • Connecting youth to mental health and medical providers
  • Emancipation Plan
  • County Resources
  • Medicaid
  • Ohio Means Job-job assistance and/or job training
  • Emancipation Funds - with proof of employment/education
  • Substitute House Bill 50 “Bridges”- voluntary program for aged out youth 18-21 years old
  • College Mentoring Groups (only offered at select colleges)
  • Ohio Educational Training Voucher

Education/Vocational Opportunities

Any youth who has been in the foster care system is eligible to receive financial assistance for college by filling out their FASFA form.

Emancipated youth are eligible for the Ohio Education and Training Voucher Program which is a federally-funded, state-administered program designed to help youth who were in foster care who are attending college, university, technical or vocational school. Youth may receive up to $5000 a year for qualified school-related expenses. Funding is limited and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Warren County Career Center has multiple training programs for adults to further their education.

Ohio Means Jobs will assist in job training, technical schools and/or certifications.

National Youth Transition Database Survey

All youth are requested to complete the National Youth Transition Database Survey within 45 days of their 17th, 19th and 21st birthdays, regardless of the amount of time the youth has been in foster care. The survey contains questions regarding homelessness, substance abuse referrals, incarceration and if the foster youth has children.

For additional information contact Dana Gerstner - 513-695-1521