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Project LIFE - Creating Lifelong Connections for Youth


LIFE stands for Living Independently, Focusing on Empowerment. Project LIFE is a UMFS program, funded by the Virginia Department of Social Services.

Their mission is to enhance the successful transition of older youth in foster care to adulthood by:

  1. increasing the capacity of professionals working with youth to engage in sound, evidence-based practices, and
  2. promoting permanent connections, effective preparation for transition to adulthood, and meaningful youth input into state and local policies and practices.



After High School Collaboration Employment High School Independent Living Parent/Family Postsecondary Education Professional Resources Self-Determination State/National Organizations Transition