May 2024 News

Project LIFE (Living Independently, Focusing on Empowerment) helps youth in Virginia succeed when they age out of foster care. We do that by helping youth directly and by supporting the professionals who work with them. Our free services are available to any youth ages 14-23 who has experienced the foster care system, as well as any DSS or…

March 2024 News

Upcoming Regional and Hybrid Events Project LIFE Presents: Old Dominion Job Corp. Careers begin here.  When it comes to your future, you should have choices. Choose your path, and Old Dominion Job Corps will provide you with free career training so you can gain the skills and tools you need to be successful.   Learn more about a career path in Old…

February News 2024

February News 2024

Upcoming Statewide Events Lunch & Learn Training with VDSS & Casey Family Programs  February 9, 2024 from 12:00pm-1:00 pm Immigration Basics (Key terms and players) March 8, 2024 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm Immigration 2.0 Immigration and Undocumented Children/ Youth in Foster Care  For Professionals, via Zoom All DSS agencies are invited to attend this youth services training provided by VDSS Youth…

December 2023

Project LIFE (Living Independently, Focusing on Empowerment) helps youth in Virginia succeed when they age out of foster care. We do that by helping youth directly and by supporting the professionals who work with them. Our free services are available to any youth ages 14-23 who has experienced the foster care system, as well as any DSS or…

September 2023 News
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September 2023 News

Fall 2023 Statewide Youth Conference Dates: November 10 – 12, 2023 | Location: Fredericksburg, VA for Youth and Professionals, HybridWe’re pleased to announce the details of the 2023 Fall Hybrid Conference. Learn ways to navigate the read world and get beyond this moment! We have returned to our pre-pandemic sized conferences, also involving our hybrid approach, where…

August 2023 News
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August 2023 News

Program Updates Youth Welfare Approach Webpage Project LIFE is proud to unveil a new page on our website dedicated to the Youth Welfare Approach. Because of the unique needs of youth, the Virginia Department of Social Services is embarking on a different framework to engage youth, entitled the Youth Welfare Approach (YWA). This approach more…

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