FOSTER CARE INDEPENDENCE ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 215 of 2008
722.984 Goods and services.
(1) The department may provide at least all of the following goods and services to eligible young adults in the foster care independence program:
(a) Services that are not available from other funding sources or agencies for eligible young adults currently in the foster care system and for young adults released from foster care before reaching 21 years of age.
(b) Educational support.
(c) Classes or groups on interpersonal communication and building and maintaining relationships and classes or groups on independent living skills.
(d) Stipends to cover the cost of utility deposits, security deposits, and first month's rent to eligible young adults who are leaving foster care or have left foster care because they have reached 18 years of age but have not reached 21 years of age. The first month's rent and damage deposit may only be provided to young adults 18 to 21 years of age who are leaving foster care or who have left foster care because they attained 18 or 19 years of age and have not reached 21 years of age.
(2) The department shall make known a list of goods and services provided under the program established in this act.
History: 2008, Act 215, Imd. Eff. July 16, 2008
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