The Insuring Foster Youth Trust Fund

Health & Well-Being

The Insuring Foster Youth Trust Fund ensures that older foster youth have equitable access to obtain their driver’s license and affordable auto insurance.

Disbursements from the fund can cover:

  • 44 hours of supervised driving hours provided by an approved driver’s education agency AND/OR
  • Up to 50% of the cost of a 6-month car insurance policy
The Insuring Foster Youth Trust Fund will assist young people as needed and is subject to available funding. Young people may apply for support from the Insuring Foster Youth Trust Fund multiple times based on the outline below:
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1st Time

Applicant

50% funding

2nd Time

Applicant

40% funding

3rd Time

Applicant

30% funding

4th Time

Applicant

15% funding

Program Eligibility Requirements

To access the Insuring Foster Youth Trust Fund, young people must meet the following eligibility requirements.

  • At least sixteen (16) years of age and not more than twenty-three (23) years of age
  • Meets 1 of the following criteria:
    • Is adjudicated a child in need of services (CHINS)
    • An older youth in the DCS collaborative care extended foster care program or a participant in voluntary older youth services

Application Process

To apply for financial assistance with supervised drive time and automobile insurance the applicant must first:

  • Apply online.
  • Submit required documentation.

Important: Payment for driving hours or insurance policies will NOT be reimbursed. You must submit your application and document first before purchasing any policies. Payment will be sent directly to the driver’s education agency or insurance agency. No money will be sent directly to the driver.

Requirements

Supervised Drive Time

  • Verification of Foster Care Status
  • Proof of Driver’s Education Enrollment
  • Proof of Learner’s Permit
  • Quote or Statement of the amount needed from vendor

Automobile Insurance Assistance

  • Verification of Foster Care Status
  • Proof of Driver’s License
  • Proof of Automobile Ownership or Proof of “Authorization for Vehicle Use”
  • Quote or Statement of the amount needed from vendor
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Questions? Contact Hannah Snyder, Health & Financial Well-Being Program Coordinator

hsnyder@fostersuccess.org  •  219-413-9886

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