The Martin Pollak Project is a nonprofit child placement agency that serves more than 100 children and adolescents in Washington, D.C., and Maryland. Founded in 1980, the agency offers therapeutic foster care and independent living programs. It provides community-based and family-oriented substitute care solutions for individuals up to the age of 21. The agency operates a foster parent services department that is responsible for recruiting and certifying foster parents. It offers the Young Adult s Initiative Independent Living Program (YAI), which includes life skills training and vocational support solutions. The agency s Individualized Child Achievement Program (ICAP) features group and Web-based educational services. In addition, it provides advocacy and case management solutions, as well as operates the Training and Special Services Division, which is a support function of the company.