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Ohio Bridges Provider

NewPath provides services available through Bridges, a program in Ohio that extends housing and other supportive services to eligible young adults who leave foster care on or after their 18th birthday but are not yet 21.

Bridges is administered by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services through a contract with The Child and Family Health Collaborative of Ohio, LLC. The Collaborative’s provider agencies throughout the state support young adults in their efforts to achieve self-sufficiency and independence.

Bridges Referral

Learn how you can get started in the Bridges Program or make a referral.

Visit The Ohio Bridges Program Website

To make referrals & learn more please visit:


You may be eligible for Bridges if you are not yet 21 and if you left the Ohio foster care system at age 18, 19, or 20. In addition, you must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Completing secondary education or a program leading to an equivalent credential
  • Enrolled in college or other post-secondary school
  • Participating in a program or activity designed to promote, or remove barriers to, employment
  • Employed at least 80 hours a month
  • Incapable of doing any of the above activities due to a physical or mental health condition

All Young Adult Transitional Services

Independent Living

ages 16–21

Community-based apartments for youth transitioning to adulthood, including those aging out of foster care. On-site resident manager, life coach, and case manager

My First Place

ages 17–21

An Independent Living Program providing current foster youth with housing, progressing education, building career plans, and life skills. Referral-based: Hamilton county JFS only


ages 18 – 21

Our JOURNEY Housing Program offers housing to Hamilton County resident young adults who are enrolled in a JOURNEY program and have potential to live independently (IE: JOURNEY TIP or ACT Case Management programs). We have housing available in 4 local apartment complexes, 2 complexes for young men, and 2 complexes for young women. Each unit comes fully furnished and move-in ready.

Ohio Bridges Provider

ages 18–20

Providing guidance and support to former foster youth with access to housing, education, employment, and physical/mental health wellness. Refer through

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