Supervised Setting Programs for Foster Care Placement

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TIn accordance with federal guidance, NYS has established three types of Supervised Setting Programs (SSP), each include their own supervised settings (individual sites or units), as follows:

Community-Site SSP

Supervised settings include, but are not limited to:

  • apartments,
  • room rentals,
  • shared housing, and
  • living with kin (relative or person with whom the youth has a positive relationship).
College-Owned Housing SSP

The term “college-owned” includes colleges, universities, and vocational schools.

Supervised settings are:

  • dormitories, and
  • houses, apartments, or other residential homes owned, operated, or contracted by the college, university, or vocational school.
Supervised Independent Living Program (SILP)

Supervised settings are:

  • Supervised Independent Living Units (1-4 bed units).

Youth ages 16-21 may be approved to live independently in an approved or certified supervised setting with supervision and support.

To learn more about the established supervise setting programs please review policy 22-OCFS-ADM-02, Supervised Setting Program Implementation.

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) previously released 21-OCFS-INF-08 to inform LDSSs and VAs of the continuation of Title IV-E funding for youth placed in Supervised Independent Living Programs (SILPs).