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Resources for Foster Youth
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), former foster youth can receive free Medi-Cal coverage until the age of 26. Former foster youth qualify for coverage regardless of their income.
Young adults qualify for the Medi-Cal program for former foster youth if they:
- Were in foster care in any state at age 18 or older;
- Are currently a resident of California; and
- Are under the age of 26
Medi-Cal coverage includes the following free services:
- Medical care: including preventive and emergency services
- Mental health services and counseling
- Vision exams
- Dental care
- Substance abuse treatment
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Find a Mentor
College students: Get advice from professionals for free.
- Achieve your academic and career goals
- Choose between a short-term or long-term mentorship
- Review a customized list of mentors and select the right one for you
- Meet when and where you want, online, by phone, or in person
(Never meet strangers alone - go with a buddy, and if meeting in person always meet in a public place)
California Chafee Grant for Foster Youth Information (888-224-7268)
If you are or were in foster care for at least one day, between the ages of 16 and 18 as a dependent or ward of the court and have financial need, you may qualify for up to $5,000 a year for career and technical training or college. You don’t have to pay this money back. You can use your Chafee Grant at any eligible California college or university or career or technical school, as well as schools in other states.
To qualify, you must meet the following criteria:
- Be a current or former foster youth who was a ward of the court, living in foster care, for at least one day between the ages of 16 and 18.
- If you are/were in Kin-GAP, a non-related legal guardianship, or were adopted, you are eligible only if you were a dependent or ward of the court, living in foster care, for at least one day between the ages of 16 and 18.
- Have not reached your 26th birthday as of July 1st of the award year.
- Have not participated in the program for more than 5 years (whether or not consecutive).
Get detailed application and award status information on your Chafee Grant 24 hours/day, 7 days/week! https://www.chafee.csac.ca.gov/
Interactive Voice Response System 1-888-224-7268 or Web Grants for Students.
California Student Aid Commission
Specialized Programs Operations Branch
California Chafee Grant Program
P.O. Box 419029
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9029
Telephone 888-224-7268 (toll free)
- 10 Facts at Foster Youth Help.ca.gov
- Beyond Emancipation
- California College Pathways
- California Department of Social Services - Find an office, Cal Fresh, etc.
- California State University - Foster Youth Information
- California Youth Connection
- Chafee Grant
- Drivers License Information - Foster Youth Resources from fosteryouthhelp.ca.gov
- EOPS - Extended Opportunity Programs & Services
- Eden I&R, Inc. Resources for Alameda County Residents
- Foster Care to Success
- Foster Club is the national network of young people in foster care.
- Foster Youth Scholarships - United Friends.org
- Fostering Change - Scholarships for Foster Youth
- John Burton Foundation
- Low Income Resources
- Transitional Housing Placement Program
Additional Helpful Websites
211 Bay Area - connecting people to health and disaster information, social services, and referrals
through a comprehensive resource database.
Most up‐to‐date information on housing opportunities in Bay Area
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
San Joaquin Housing Program List
Housing Authority for San Joaquin
More housing websites:
Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 7pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am- 1pm
Federal School Code:
We have an after-hours DROPBOX located in the hallway between the Admissions and Financial Aid Offices, for your convenience.
- FAFSA- FREE Application for Federal Student Aid
- FSA Phone: 1-800-433-3243
California Dream Act (AB 540 eligible)
Financial Aid TV Videos
LPC Veterans First Program