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Youth Counseling

Chelsea Foyer

New York, NY

GSV Role

There are two GSV at Chelsea Foyer to assist young adults in gaining skills and confidence to live independently once they leave the Foyer.  

One GSV works as an Independent Living Counselor. This GSV runs workshops, visits young adults in their apartments, and has a caseload of young adults with whom to meet more regularly to assist in individual professional and personal progress.


The other GSV works as the Alumni Services Counselor. This GSV is responsible for assisting The Social Work Supervisor in coordinating aftercare services for youth whom have transitioned from the Chelsea Foyer, as well as providing case management to several youth transitioning from the Chelsea Foyer.

The Chelsea Foyer provides supportive housing to young adults in their late teens or early twenties who have aged out of the child welfare system, are homeless, or at risk of homelessness. Based on a successful European model, Chelsea Foyer was one of the first of its kind in the United States, and the very first Foyer anywhere to specialize in serving former foster care youth. The young men and women live semi-independently, in studio apartments or suites, while receiving a holistically integrated continuum of services to help them gain the competencies and confidence necessary for long-term self-sufficiency. Case management services are offered on-site, as are linkages to rigorous job training and placement, educational and life skills development.