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The Aftercare agencies provide intensive case management and support services to young adults between the ages of 18 and 22.  The Aftercare agency will begin working with the young adult prior to DCP&P closing the youth’s case, and can continue to work with him or her after the case is closed with DCP&P.  Aftercare provides the young adult with assistance in obtaining employment, housing and post-secondary education.  These programs can also access flexible funds (wrap around funds) to enable the young adult to obtain the supports, which will assist them in transitioning from the child welfare system to self-sufficiency and stability.  It is recommended that adolescents complete life skills training before being referred for this service.

A young adult who has left Aftercare and is not yet 21 can return to the Aftercare agency for an additional short-term case management services, information, referral and wrap around funds.

The following non-profit agencies throughout the state provide aftercare services:

Atlantic County Robin's Nest, Inc. "On My Own" (856) 881-8689
Bergen County Care Plus NJ (201) 265-8200
Burlington County Twin Oaks "On My Own" (609) 518-5470
Camden County Twin Oaks "On My Own" (609) 518-5470
Cape May/Cumberland/Gloucester/Salem Robin's Nest, inc. "On My Own" (856) 881-8689
Essex County Independence: A Family of Services (973) 372-5601x213
Hudson County Urban League of Hudson County (201) 451-8888
Hunterdon/Somerset/Warren Catholic Charities "RAPS" (908) 782-7905
Mercer County Life Ties, Inc. "T.I.L.T." (609) 671-0040
Middlesex/Monmouth Multicultural Community Services (732) 650-0330
Morris/Sussex Catholic Charities "Crossroads" (908) 454-2074
Ocean County Preferred Children's Services "Project Independence" (732) 367-1352
Passaic County Paterson YMCA "Aging Out Youth Program" (973) 278-8019
Union County Community Access Unlimited Transitional Service Program (908) 354-3040