Parenting Youth Supplement
To best support parenting youth who are in out-of-home care (OOHC), and their children, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (Cabinet/CHFS) will ensure there are supports and services available that incorporate the research on optimal development and promote a youth’s health and development.
There are occasions when a parenting youth could enter foster care with their own biological child. The parenting youth may be committed to the Cabinet; however, if there are no concerns or safety threats surrounding the parenting youth’s ability to care for the child, the child remains in the parenting youth's custody. The parenting youth may be eligible for services through the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) for a child who remains in their custody. The parenting youth supplement provides a payment to the foster parent or caregiver to help meet the everyday needs of the parenting youth’s child. In retaining custody of their child, the parenting youth, with the support of their foster parent, will be able to apply for services such as child care assistance through the Division of Family Support (DFS).