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.