Ramsey County Human Services helps teens survive and thrive
The Adolescent Living Skills Program (ALS) serves Ramsey County teens and young adults between 14 and 21, who live or have lived in foster care or another out of home placement. A variety of services are offered to help you transition to independent living.
Programs and Resources
What Is Self-Defense?
Thursday, August 14th from 2 to 4 pm
Learn about awareness, assertiveness, verbal confrontation skills, safety strategies and physical techniques
that may help you escape, resist and survive violent attacks.
RSVP with your Social Worker
About once a month, we have informal meetings at Wilder Foundation and in the community to have fun and talk about topics that lead to successful independence. Upcoming meetings include getting (and keeping) a job, bank basics and more. Meetings Schedule 2014
Information and Tips
If you left foster care, you may still be eligible for some services. Call 651-266-4500 and say, "I was in foster care. Now I am ___ years old and I need services because (briefly explain). Can you direct me to a social worker?"
If you are in the foster system, a Ramsey County transition coordinator can help you set up a meeting with people who you consider to be your circle of support, and who may help you with your goals for the future. Youth in Transition Planning Conference Brochure
It isn't easy making job, school and housing decisions on your own. This brochure lists programs, phone numbers and more to get you started. ALS Program Resources Brochure
This website is for the 20,000 young people who age out of foster care every year. The online resources include contests, planners, higher education resources, blogs and more.