Youth Resources

“The Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023” included “Snap Provisions” which affect young adults who have interaction with Maryland’s Foster Care system through out-of-home placement.

These SNAP Provisions reinstate Able Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD) standards for Maryland SNAP applicants and establish an additional exemption from the ABAWD time-limit for individuals age 24 or younger who were in foster care on their 18th birthday.

Maryland’s MyLife website is a part of the Youth Matter! movement that continues to occur across the state of Maryland. MYLIFE is an acronym which stands for Maryland Youth Launching Initiatives For Empowerment (MYLIFE).


Annual Notice of Resources

Youth Bill of Rights

Access to Education For Children in Foster Care

Access to Education For Children in Foster Care

Youth Matter Handbook

A handbook for youth out of home placement