Housing Support for Young Adults
Young adults leaving foster care get help making the transition to independent living with CRT’s Community Housing Assistance Program (aka CHAP). The Community Housing Employment Enrichment Resources (CHEER) program helps young adults who are engaged in 40 hours employment per week.
This program helps youth aging out of Connecticut’s foster care system as they move out on their own. CHAP offers help locating an apartment and rent is paid by DCF, managing personal finances, finding work and living independently. Case management services are available for a year.
Referrals are only accepted from the CT Department of Children and Families (DCF).
A DCF referral packet is required. High school graduates 18–21 years old from the cities of Hartford, New Britain and Bristol, and also Middlesex Counties are eligible. Youth must be attending an educational program (certificate, technical school, two- or four-year college). Youth must be attending a full-time educational program (CHAP) or working a total of 40 hours per week (CHEER).
For more information
35 Clark Street, Hartford
Telephone: 860-895-6634 or 860-462-8500
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
“CHAP activities give me the tools to figure out some of my own answers. When I wake up every day, I know where I’m heading thanks to the CHAP services. A lot of my friends can’t say that.”
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