Pandemic relief

This assistance is available to young people until the day before their 27th birthday. Act now! These funds are only available through September 30th.

Contact your Older Youth Services (OYS) Provider or call 1-800-800-5556 to request assistance!

student with covid mask

Available assistance includes:

financial support

Stimulus

Most young people aged 18-26 are eligible for a $700 stimulus check and $100 per month thru September 30.

Icon for Education

Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program

Eligible participants received a one-time additional $500. Any financial support beyond that can be requested through an application on the Indiana ETV website. Pandemic ETV Funds must be used to remove barriers for you to return to/stay in an approved college or training program and it is available until September 30th, 2022.

Icon for Growth

Collaborative Care

Youth are eligible to remain in or re-enter foster care through the Collaborative Care program. This includes youth over the age of 21. Voluntary IL Services are available to youth until the day before their 27th birthday (formerly 23).

Icon for Growth

Transportation Assistance

Transportation assistance provided for each eligible young person shall not exceed $4,000 per state fiscal year, per young person. Funds may be used to provide driving transportation assistance to young people who are 16 years up to 26 years of age with costs related to obtaining a driver license and driving lawfully in Indiana.

Icon for Support

Pandemic Material Relief Funding

These can be requested through your Older Youth Services (OYS) Provider and then submitted to your 3CM (Collaborative Care Case Manager) and 3CM Supervisor for approval:

  • Living Expenses: Room and Board, groceries, grocery or meal delivery,
    utilities, back payments and fees.
  • Technological Tools: Cell phones, tablets, laptops, internet service, cell phone plans.
  • Medical Expenses: Medical bills not already covered by Medicaid. Provide respite care services and additional support for parenting or pregnant youth.

How do I get assistance?

For ETV Pandemic Relief Funds, go to www.indianaetv.org to complete an ETV application.

For funds other than the ETV Pandemic Relief Funds, your request must be reviewed and approved by your Older Youth Services (OYS) Provider. Reach out to your Independent Living Specialist and they should be able to walk you through the steps.

Questions? You can call the DCS hotline at 1-800-800-5556 or contact your former Collaborative Care Case Manager or Older Youth Services Provider.

Program Participant Lands Job Through Conference Connection

Program Participant Lands Job Through Conference Connection

Growing up she wanted to help people, but her friends were convinced she'd end up working in the fashion industry in a big city. Now, she's doing all three. Jada C. recently started a new job at Dress For Success, an Indianapolis nonprofit that empowers women to...

Stevens Named to Hoosier Women Forward’s Fifth Class of Leaders

Stevens Named to Hoosier Women Forward’s Fifth Class of Leaders

Our President & CEO Dr. Maggie Stevens was named to the fifth class of Hoosier Women Forward. The leadership training program is aimed at elevating and empowering women in public, private, and community service roles across the state. “HWF is proud to select this...

Foster Success Welcomes New Board Members

Foster Success Welcomes New Board Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 12, 2022 Foster Success has selected its new Board of Directors’ Officers and added four new members to the Board. The Indianapolis-based nonprofit provides financial, educational and social support to young people aging out of Indiana’s...

Skip to content