The Chafee Independence Program

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Foster Care Independence Program

Home Pathway to Independence Resources

The Chafee Foster Care Independence Program (CFCIP) assists youth in successfully transitioning from the foster care system, CFCIP provides ongoing support for independent living, through community youth meetings, one-on-one life skills training, connecting youth with community resources and providing tools for setting and pursuing goals.

Chafee offers assistance with finding Educational Programs, Financial Aid, Housing, Employment, and Life Skiils training.

If you have questions about how Chafee can help, please contact:

Robin Thielemier Email Robin (719) 821-8825
Katrina Chambers Email Katrina (719) 821-8841
Bobbie Griffin, Chafee Supervisor Email Bobbie (719) 583-6073


Am I Eligible?

To be eligible for Chafee Foster Care Independence Program (CFCIP) services, the youth must be:

  1. Currently in out-of-home care, fifteen (15) up to eighteen (18) years of age, and in out-of-home placement for a minimum of six (6) months. Consecutive months are not required.
  2. Age sixteen (16) to twenty-one (21), who meet requirements for Relative Guardianship Assistance and entered Relative Guardianship on or after age sixteen (16)
  3. Age sixteen (16) to twenty-one (21), who meet requirements for Adoption Assistance and entered Adoption Assistance on or after age sixteen (16);
  4. Age eighteen (18) to twenty-one (21), who were in out-of-home care on their eighteenth (18th) birthday.


DSS Main Office
201 W. 8th Street
81003 Pueblo , CO
United States
Phone: 719-583-6160
Fax: 719-583-6748
38° 16' 28.7004" N, 104° 36' 32.4576" W
Colorado US