Off-Campus Resources

Off-Campus Resources

California Department of Social Services, Foster Youth Ombudsman Office:

Provides information about the Foster Care Ombudsman Office and various programs and services available to youth in foster care

Verify foster youth status

Use the California State Ombudsperson website to obtain verification of your foster youth status.

California Youth Connection

Promotes the participation of foster youth in policy development and legislative change to improve the foster care system, and strives to improve social work practice and child welfare policy.

California CHAFEE grant for foster youth

The California Chafee Grant for Foster Youth (Chafee Grant) awards up to $5,000 a year to eligible foster youth. The Chafee Grant may be used at any eligible California college or university, or career or technical school. 

Off Campus Housing

Our Off-Campus Housing support is available for one-on-one meetings to help you with finding resources and answering your off-campus housing questions. Intake Form 

Higher Education Outreach and Assistance Act for Emancipated Foster Youth

The State Department of Social Services and county welfare departments shall, in coordination with the California State University and the California Community Colleges, communicate with foster youth at two grade levels designated jointly by the California State University and the California Community Colleges in order to facilitate the outreach and technical assistance efforts for those prospective students.

California College Pathways

Web site designed by the John Burton Foundation to help California's foster youth access higher education and pursue their educational goals.