164 W. Hospitality Lane, Suite #1
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Phone: (909) 890-9022
Fax: (909) 890-3672
California Coalition for Youth
California Youth Connection (CYC)
CYC is guided, focused and driven by current and former foster youth between the ages
of 14 and 24, with the assistance of other committed community members. CYC 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. CYC Chapters in counties throughout the state identify local issues
and use grassroots and community organizing to create change.
California Youth Crisis Line (1-800-843-5200)
The California Youth Crisis Line is a statewide, toll free, 24-hour, confidential
phone line available to young people between the ages of 12-24, and concerned friends
and family members. CCY provides crisis intervention counseling on many issues including
family problems, sexual assault, eating disorders, teen pregnancy, substance abuse,
suicide and more. CCY offers support, encouragement, and referrals to youth needing
assistance or in crisis situations. The California Youth Crisis Line connects an average
of 12,000 callers with vital resources annually. Agencies as well as young adults
from every county in California use the Crisis Line.
A person who can help you with the court process is the Court Appointed Special Advocate
(CASA). The CASA spends time to get to know you and finds out what you need and want.
The CASA will go to court with or for you and makes sure the judge and others who
are working on your case know your needs and your perspective. Having another adult
who is YOUR advocate is always valuable.
County of San Bernardino Dept. of Behavioral Health
850 E. Foothill Blvd., Rialto 92376; Phone: (909) 421-9233; Pager: (909) 420-0560
Foster Care Ombudsman
744 “P” Street, MS9-025
Sacramento, CA 95814
1-877-846-1602 (Toll Free)
The Foster Care Ombudsman is here to help youth with problems or questions.
Medi-Cal coverage until 21 years for foster youth
All foster youth are eligible for Medi-Cal. Youth have the right to receive needed
medical and dental care while in foster care and after they emancipate (see All County
Information Notice No. I-117-00 accessible from the Home Page). Through the Extended
Medi-Cal Program for Emancipated Foster Youth, young people whose dependency terminated
at 18 or later can continue to receive Medi-Cal until their 21st birthday. It is important
to take care of yourself and stay healthy, and there are services that can help you
do that. If you are going to emancipate from foster care or you have already emancipated
from foster care, contact your Independent Living Coordinator or your social worker
to sign-up for the Extended Medi-Cal Program for Emancipated Foster Youth.
If you already have Medi-Cal and have questions about bills for medical care or pharmacy
costs, you can contact the Medi-Cal Hotline at 916-636-1980. (You must have a current
Medi-Cal card when you call this number.)
Provides 24-hour information, referrals and assistance to any youth in crisis regarding
various topics such as family, relationships, feelings, suicide, basic needs, abuse,
health, sex, drugs & alcohol, & running away.
Rainbow Pride Youth Alliance (RPYA)
RPYA is a support organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning
youth and their families and friends in Southern California’s Inland Empire.
San Bernardino County ILP
San Bernardino Valley College
Foster & Kinship Care Education Program
Link of Interest:
Foundation for California Community College’s YESS Program Information Page