Resources for Foster Youth
California Chafee Grant (Informational PDF)
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), former foster youth can receive free Medi-Cal coverage until the age of 26. Former foster youth qualify for coverage regardless of their income.
Young adults qualify for the Medi-Cal program for former foster youth if they:
1. Were in foster care in any state at age 18 or older;
2. Are currently a resident of California; and
3. Are under the age of 26
Medi-Cal coverage includes the following free services:
* Medical care: including preventive and emergency services
* Mental health services and counseling
* Vision exams
* Dental care
* Substance abuse treatment
California Chafee Grant for Foster Youth Information
Get detailed application and award status information on your Chafee Grant 24 hours/day, 7 days/week!
Interactive Voice Response System 1-888-224-7268 or Web Grants for Students: www.chafee.csac.ca.gov/default.aspx
California Student Aid Commission
Specialized Programs Operations Branch
California Chafee Grant Program
P.O. Box 419029
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9029
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