There are resources and services for you!

 

If you are a foster youth in California, you have the right to access many resources and services that were created to support you! We listed some down below, and we also have helpful step-by-step how-to guides in case you need more detail. Everything is organized by categories representing your rights or areas of your life. If you don’t see something you need, contact us!

 

YOUR GENERAL FOSTER CARE CASE

How to Contact Your Social Worker

How to Contact Your Lawyer

How to Contact Community Care Licensing​

How to Get a Foster Youth Verification Letter

 

YOUR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

​How to Get or Renew Medi-Cal Coverage

If you want to learn more about being covered by Medi-Cal until age 26, click here​.

​How to Change or Stop Taking Your Court-Ordered Medication

How to Apply for CalFresh

LGBTQ+ Services and Resources

 

YOUR EDUCATION AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Education Contacts You Should Know

How to Contact Your Foster Youth Educational Liaison

If you want to see a contact list of the educational liaisons for the community college of California, click here.

How to Get Transportation Help to Your School of Origin

College and Financial Aid Resources

Support​ for Students with a Disability, 504 Plan, or IEP

YOUR TRANSITION INTO ADULTHOOD

How to Apply for Extended Foster Care (AB 12).

If you want to have to learn more about AB 12, check out the AB 12 Question of the Week here.

How to Take Independent Living Program (ILP) Classes​

If you want to learn more about ILP, click here.

How to Get Your Driver’s License​

How to Pre-Register and Register to Vote

If you want to learn more about your right to vote, click here.

Toll-free hotline
1-877-846-1602
fosteryouthhelp@dss.ca.gov
 
MS 8-13-25
744 P Street
Sacramento, CA 95814