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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 

Be prepared to provide documentation – such as a class schedule, a paystub or letter of participation from an employment program – showing that you meet at least one of the eligibility criteria mentioned above. Please refer to this documentation chart for more information.