Know your rights! For a complete list of foster youths' rights, call the Office of the Foster Care Ombudsman at 1-877-846-1602. Are your rights not being followed? Call the same number—we can we can help.

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Find your Foster Youth Liaison

Every district designates a Foster Youth Liaison to ensure the academic needs and rights of foster youth are met.

California Youth Connection - Our Voices, Our FutureCalifornia Youth Connection (CYC) is a youth led organization that develops leaders who empower each other and their communities to transform the foster care system through legislative and policy change.

Independent Living Program

Our goal? To provide foster youth with resources and skills to enable them to succeed in life after leaving foster care. Who is Eligible?

  • Current or former foster children
  • 16 – 21 years of age
  • Referred by Social Worker/Probation Officer
  • Voluntary participation