DHCS has launched a web page on Medi-Cal for Former Foster Youth. This site is a great resource and contains information about receiving Medi-Cal coverage until age 26 regardless of income and instructions on how to apply for the FFY program.
At the Youth Law Center we are continuing our work to ensure that children and youth who must be removed from home are placed in family settings rather than in congregate care facilities. We have just released a paper entitled “State Policies on Non-Family Foster Care Settings.” The paper surveys state policies that restrict congregate care […]
By Jocelyn Wiener | Sacramento Bee — Three years ago, Christopher Rambadt was stabbed to death along the American River. He was 22 years old and homeless, an emotionally disturbed, developmentally delayed young man who had been a ward of the state until he was 18. What would have happened if he had stayed in the state's care […]