New Jersey Youth Resource Spot

NJ Youth Resource Spot is a website created for young people in New Jersey that have had some sort of involvement in the NJ Department of Children and Families.

  • Maybe you’re in foster care, or maybe you were when you were younger, and want to find out how you can get some support in preparing for adulthood or planning to live independently
  • Maybe you’re living in some sort of Transitional Housing Program, or maybe you’re homeless and looking for a place to stay
  • Maybe you have a question that no one seems to be able to answer, or maybe you want to connect with other young people that have similar experiences

NJ Youth Resource Spot

Fostering Success: Working With Youth in Care

Embrella Presentation

DCP&P Adolescent Transition plan – CP&P Form 5-43

DCP&P Adolescent transition plan

NJ Foster Care Scholarship

Did you know….many of our older youth will qualify for funding for college or technical school? Click here to learn more about the NJ Foster Care Scholarship program

Here is a transition toolkit from Foster Club to utilize with our youth who will be aging out:

FosterClub Transition Toolkit

Young Adult Career Initiative

YACI prepares out-of-school young adults (16-24) to make a successful transition to self-sufficiency and financial independence.

YACI Brochure

YACI Referral form

2nd Floor Helpline Information –

It is so important during this time that NJ youth ages 10-24 are reminded about 2NDFLOOR Youth Helpline as a resource.  We are asking schools, agencies, clinicians, parents, youth, and anyone who can to help us by sharing the link below:

2nd Floor Helpline

Resource for Rental Assistance

Local and County Rental Assistance

Aligning Child Welfare Practice with Adolescent Brain Development

Do you have a teen who is interested in joining the Team Youth Initiative? Here is a schedule of their upcoming programs – all programs are held at the Family Success Center in Pemberton from 5:30pm – 7pm.


Helping You Transition to Adulthood

Knowledge is Power – learn about the permanency options available for our youth and help them determine what is best for them with the information here

Lost in the System excerpt

How to protect our youth’s social security number

One of our advocates put together this document on how to help protect our youth’s social security number

Protecting SSN