Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program

Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program

We provide support services to foster children and youth who suffer the traumatic effects of displacement from family and schools and multiple placements in foster care. FYSC Programs have the ability and authority to ensure that health and school records are obtained to establish appropriate placements and coordinate instruction, counseling, tutoring, mentoring, vocational training, emancipation services, training for independent living, and other related services. FYSC Programs increase the stability of placements for foster children and youth. These services are designed to improve the children's educational performance and personal achievement, directly benefiting them as well as providing long-range cost savings to the state.

Hotlines

  • Foster Care Ombudsman – Call 1-877-846-1602
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Call 1-800-273-8255
  • California Youth Crisis Line – Call 1-800-843-5200
  • National Runaway Switchboard — 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929)
  • Trafficking Hotline – Call 1-888-373-7888 or Text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733) protectnow.org


Executive Advisory Council


Resources


Foster Youth Services Coordinating Programs are designed to assist in creating school stability and ensure that foster youth have access to the same opportunities, experiences and resources as non-foster care. In the role of liaison, the Coordinator acts as an advocate for youth by communicating with social service and educational agencies regarding the rights of youth.  The Coordinator also provides technical as well as education assistance to all concerned parties as it relates to the rights of foster youth. 

The FYS Program Coordinator acts as a liaison between placement and educational agencies to assist with the coordination of all of the foster youth’s educational needs including instruction, counseling, tutoring, mentoring, vocational training, emancipation services, training for independent living, and other related services. Under Assembly Bill 490 Foster Youth have the right to:

  • Access the same opportunities to meet academic achievement standards including access to the same academic resources, services and extracurricular and enrichment activities as other students.
  • School stability by ensuring that they remain in their school of origin for the duration of the school year whenever possible.
  • Immediate, proper educational enrollment and placement regardless of available school and/or immunization records. 
  • Timely transfer of students and their records when a change of schools occurs.
  • Receive credit for full or partial coursework.
  • Not be penalized for absences due to placement changes, court appearances, or related court ordered activities.