HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CHAP)
PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR: The
Community Housing Assistance Programs (CHAP)
programs are funded by the Connecticut
Department of Children and Families (DCF).
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: CHAP
programs provide either site-based or scattered
site apartments for youth age 18-21+ who are in
the care of DCF at their 18th birthday and who
are transitioning into independent living in the
community. Youth in the CHAP program must have
graduated from high school or have a GED, and be
attending a post-secondary education program.
Case management services are provided to the
youth on a regular basis, and other supports are
provided as needed. CHAP case management
services are offered by community based agencies
in each region.
HOW TO APPLY: A referral
from DCF is required; youth in foster care can
contact their DCF caseworker.
TO FIND PROVIDERS IN
CONNECTICUT'S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE:
SOURCE: Refer Database; DCF
Policy Manual http://www.dir.ct.gov/dcf/Policy/Adoles42/42-5-3.htm
PREPARED BY: 211/tb
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: October2012