Introduction to NYTD: Pt 1

Ever wonder why your social worker asks you certain questions when you become a certain age? 

Here are some answers to what NYTD is and how it can be helpful to you! 

For more information, questions and comments, 



We are looking for adults to staff Camp Life 2018! 

If you are interested click the link below to sign up today!

Make a difference in the life of an Alabama foster youth TODAY!

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To our South Alabama foster youth and social workers, we will be in your area next weekend! 

RSVP and join us for a fun filled Dream Council meeting experience as we focus on "Life After High School" pep rally style!

See you there!

RSVP here!


Youth Perspective: When Things Get Rough - Foster Club

Ever wonder why some foster youth are not particularly excited when the holidays come around?  Here is some insight and statistics from a blog post by Lupe, a FosterClub All-Star.

"Why do holidays seem to be so hard for kids in foster care? Here's what the members of FosterClub had to say:

82% Missing their family

8% Memories of the past

8% Everyone else has family around

0% Nowhere to go

2% All of the above"


Go to Foster Club to read the rest of the blog post!


Check on your foster youth over the holidays and give them some encouragement!




South Alabama set your calendars for January 20th because we are coming back to you! 

We are so grateful to Covington County who will be hosting our January Dream Council meeting!  You know how it works by now, if you are in surrounding counties like Conecuh, Escambia, Baldwin, Coffee, Crenshaw, Butler and Pike County, we want your IL youth to attend! 

Our theme for the next three months will be:

"Life After High School" in which we will be "Connecting the Dots" for our youth with colleges and universities in the area they currently live!

It is extremely important you RSVP  with Lazette Wright at or 205-943-5356.


Hope to see you there!


We are still recruiting staff for Camp Life 2018!

If you are a lifeguard, nurse, college student, teacher, social worker looking to give back, Camp Life is for you!

Camp Life is a camp sponsored for youth in foster care ages 14-20 years old held by Children's Aid Society Independent Living in partnership with the Department of Human Resources.  The purpose of the camp is to:


1)Educate older youth in foster care about their rights and provide them with helpful resources and life skills to help them progress in life and;

2)Create a safe and fun environment for them to forget about the hardships of life for a couple days! 

Will you join us? 

Click below to register today!

Register for Camp Life 2018


We are so grateful for all of the hard work by the Jefferson County ILP coordinators and other staff, especially Anita Scott Smith, Riane Hinton and Sylvia Craig Barnett. 


We had over 200 youth present at the December Dream Council meeting Saturday December 2nd.  The youth had a great time playing a fun icebreaker led by our Ambassadors, learning from our Ambassadors about key points of what it is to be "normal" in foster care, enjoying good food and even having a SELFIE STATION! 


Great job Jefferson County and thank you!  We look forward to the fun with Covington County on January 20th!


Judiece Oliphant is a former employee of our agency who has a new blog!  It is a great resource for upcoming college students, current college students and those in IL apartments! 

Follow her blog for more information! 

This soup looks good! Click the picture or here to get the recipe! #BeSureToBreathe

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Children’s Aid Society!


Thank you social workers, foster parents, loved ones and supporters for all of the hard work you do every day for foster youth in Alabama!

 And thank you foster youth for your honesty, openness and willingness to learn!

We hope to see you next Saturday December 2, 2017 if you are in Jefferson County or surrounding counties!

See the flyer below for more information and

don’t forget to RSVP at ! J


Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


2018 Camp Life Staff Application is NOW OPEN!
We are searching for staff who are dedicated, energetic, hardworking and reliable!  Age requirement begins at 19 years old for our younger camp.
In case you are new to Camp Life, go to the Children's Aid Society of Alabama website for more information!
Camp Life is a great opportunity to give back to foster youth of Alabama!
Former foster youth!  We want you!  Please apply!
Apply HERE now!
For further questions contact Lazette Wright at 205-943-5356 or
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