Bright Futures: a Self-Sufficiency Program for Success

Bright Futures is an independent living program designed to allow young adults to create their own paths to adulthood with support from Glove House.

Foster Care Residential Services
Available In:
Southern Tier, Finger Lakes, Chemung County
Ages 16.5 - 21
Referred by:
Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS)
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We feel strongly about our ability to meet youth where they are to provide an individualized plan so they are not only partners in their care but able to take the lead. Glove House and Bright Futures are person-centered which allows young adults opportunities to learn essential life skills and grow with support from staff. 

This program assists young adults transitioning out of the foster care system into independent living.  Our case workers teach basic life skills such as budgeting, personal hygiene, transportation, housing and how to pursue educational and employment opportunities.  

Program features

  • Fully furnished apartments
  • Access to public transportation
  • Public Schools
  • Access to colleges near most apartments
  • Individualized and group self-sufficiency training focusing on a variety of learning styles
  • 24-hour Nursing staff
  • Individual counseling
  • Linkage and referrals to outside services
  • Links to community resources
  • Supportive case management


Staff will

  • Maintain electronic records
  • Complete required periodic documentation based on need i.e. FASP, SPR, PHR
  • Attend court to assist in advocacy with youth
  • Collaborate with county caseworkers and other professionals to ensure youth are provided with all services needed to reach independence.


Program benefits

  • A safe, supportive living environment in the community
  • Contact with support staff and program managers based on need.
  • Access to clinical services within Glove House.
  • Social Worker(s)
  • Medical Professionals
  • Psychiatric Consultations
  • Clinical Resources outside Glove House if needed



  • Age 16.5 to 21 years old
  • In the custody of a Department of Social Services
  • Ability to complete the readiness assessment
  • Able to live cooperatively with others
  • Willing to follow some guidelines
  • Willingness to participate in the program and personal goal setting
  • Willingness to learn


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