Program for youth transitioning out of foster care to self-sufficiency.
Clark County Social Service operates the Funds to Assist Former Foster Youth (FAFFY) program in Clark County. The FAFFY program is funded by the State of Nevada under the Nevada Revised Statue 432.017 "Account to Assist Persons Formerly in Foster Care". In Clark County the FAFFY program is called "Step Up" and our goal is to assist "aged out" former foster care youth to make the transition from foster care to economic self-sufficiency. To qualify, youth need to have attained the age of 18 years old while a child in foster care in Nevada. This means they "aged out" of foster care (i.e. they were not adopted or reunified with family by the time they reached 18 years old).
We can assist qualified youth to attain economic self-sufficiency by providing them with certain goods and services including (but not limited to) case management, housing assistance, employment assistance, educational assistance, transportation assistance, and other services such as referrals.
If you are a former foster care youth who exited the foster care system at age 18 in Nevada (i.e "aged out"), you are eligible for the Step Up Program.
Download the current guidelines for this program.
If you are an "aged out" former foster care youth, you are eligible to receive Medicaid coverage until the age of 26.
Download an application form.
If you are eligible for Step-Up services and would like to submit an application, download an intake form to get started.
If you are a Step Up participant and would like to submit a request for financial assistance, download a current request form. All youth must also have a current tax exempt IRS W-9 form on file.
Affordable Housing Information (Apartment Guide)
Obtain a Birth Certificate or Health Card
State of Nevada Independent Living (IL) Programs
Voter Registration Form and Selective Service Registration
Employment Opportunity Links:
Educational Assistance: Through the Eyes of a Child Scholarship Program
Educational Training Vouchers (ETV)
Federal Pell Grants
Free Application for Federal Students Aid (FAFSA)
Otto A. Huth Scholarship Trust Fund
The Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship Program
Employment Program Links:
Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation
Las Vegas Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow
Las Vegas Urban League
Nevada Job Connect