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Training for Professionals on the Foster Youth to Independence Initiative through HUD

Virtual

Project LIFE is partnering with VDSS to provide a training to professionals about the Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) Initiative through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Through the FYI initiative, HUD will provide Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs) for youth eligible under the Family Unification Program (FUP), subject to availability. Come learn...

Free

Eastern Real World Event

Virtual

This event is hosted by Hampton DSS and facilitated by the Virginia Cooperative Extension. Join them for a simulation of the "real world" that concretely addresses education and employment decisions youth make in combination with lifestyle choices. The challenge will be to develop a budget on everyday needs and wants while responding to real life...

Free

Eastern Sex and Tech Discussion

Virtual

Eastern Region hosts Discussion on Sex and Technology The Eastern region is partnering with the Virginia League of Planned Parenthood (VLPP) to host a discussion Sex and Technology. (This session is re-scheduled from the one planned in August.) Youth and the facilitator will discuss the role that technology plays in dating and sexual relationships. Contact Melissa if...

Free

Talk it Out Tuesdays

Virtual

Feeling isolated due to COVID? Need someone to connect with? Miss talking with peers? Talk it Out Tuesdays is an open platform for youth to talk with other youth and trusted adults about anything on their minds. Register once and attend as often as you want. Hosted by Jamesia and Melissa, you can join in...

Free

Piedmont Region’s ILCC

Virtual

Date: October 7, 2021 Time: 2:30 p.m. Virtual Video Conference via Ring Central All Piedmont region DSS agencies and private providers are invited to attend to discuss independent living needs for youth in this region. Along with the normal business, come learn about our new partnership with Liberty University and what opportunities this partnership provides for...

Free

Election 2021: Accessing your Power to Vote

Virtual

Date: October 7, 2021 Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Virtual Session via Ring Central Join Project LIFE for a virtual and nonpartisan workshop on October 7th from 5pm - 6pm to learn about accessing your power to vote! This workshop will be facilitated by the New Virginia Majority group. The presenter will share information...

Free

Fall Conference 2021: Youth Choice Listening Session

Virtual

Be a part of the conference planning process!! Have a conference workshop idea in mind? Is there a life skill you want to see covered? Join us and participate in a guided discussion and vote to select a workshop for our conference! Register and join us.

Free

CRILAY Meeting

Virtual

All Central region DSS agencies and private providers are invited to attend to discuss independent living needs for youth transitioning out of foster care. This meeting will also feature a presentation by VDSS on the Youth Welfare Approach (YWA). Contact George Mack through email or at 804.239.1044 if you plan on attending to get the link for...

Free

Talk it Out Tuesdays

Virtual

Feeling isolated due to COVID? Need someone to connect with? Miss talking with peers? Talk it Out Tuesdays is an open platform for youth to talk with other youth and trusted adults about anything on their minds. Register once and attend as often as you want. Hosted by Jamesia and Melissa, you can join in...

Free

Count Your Coin

Virtual

October is National Financial Planning month. (October is also National Pizza month.) Youth are invited to attend this session and will dive deep into financial planning for their future. The session will include creating and understanding budgets, discussing why early investment is important, and learning how to start investing early. All youth who register and...

Free

Northern ILCC Meeting

Virtual

Northern Region Independent Living Coordinators Committee (ILCC) Meeting Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. via Ring Central All Northern region DSS agencies and private providers are invited to attend to discuss independent living needs for youth transitioning out of foster care. This meeting will cover topics related to transitioning youth into adulthood, TLPs, NYTD support,...

Free

2021 Fall Conference!

Virtual

Are you bored in the house, and in the house bored?? Come to the conference to learn our "Floor Plan of LIFE." On your calendar, go ahead and block out the evenings of November 2-4 and be ready for 3 nights of virtual activities, sessions, give aways and FUN! Registration will open on Septemeber 13...

Free