The Philadelphia Department of Human Services announced earlier this summer the availability of pandemic cash assistance to older youth who are or have been in foster care that is being distributed by Turning Points for Children and Valley Youth House to eligible youth. DHS has now increased the amount of aid available to each youth from $200 to $800 effective Monday, August 16, 2022.
These are the details:
- Philadelphia DHS is increasing the total cash assistance amount from $200 to $800 per eligible youth.
- Philadelphia DHS is extending this benefit beyond the previously targeted populations. The following individuals are now eligible for receive this assistance:
- Individuals ages 18 through 22 years old who were in foster care at the age of 14 years or older. This applies to youth who are currently in care as well as those who have aged out of care.
- Individuals ages 23 through 26 years old who were in foster care at the age of 14 years or older. For this population, funds are only available UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30, 2021.
- Parenting youth ages 14 through 22 years old and who are/were in foster care at the age of 14 years or older continue to be eligible.
Individuals can complete the Older Youth Pandemic Relief Payments survey online to apply. The $600 differential is available to those who received an initial $200 payment as well.
- English: Click here for survey
- Spanish: Click here for survey
- Simplified Chinese: Click here for survey
- Vietnamese: Click here for survey
- Khmer: Click here for survey
Please help us spread the word to eligible youth.