Foster / Homeless Resources
This website provides resources for emergency shelters, foster care, housing, legal, domestic violence, immigration and etc.
Provides cash benefits for the care of children in need when one or both parents are absent, disabled, deceased or unemployed. If you are eligible for CalWORKs, you automatically qualify for Medi-Cal
and you might qualify for CalFresh
(formerly known as Food Stamps) as well.
Questions & Answers in filling out your financial aid form.
Are you also a student? Stay connected to your school! Fill out the form, and iFoster will contact you asap. They can provide you will cell phones, tablets, chromebooks, and laptops with unlimited data so you can stay on top of your classes no matter what.
May receive monthly bus passes for attending their academic or vocational classes, seeking employment & traveling to their job.
College Foster & Homeless Resources
Guardian Scholars Program
Homeless, Foster, & Reseource Youth Services
EOPS (Extended Opportunity Program & Services)
Foster Youth Success Initiative Program
- On Campus
- Social Services
- Homeless Youth
Golden West College
EOPS / CARE / NEXTUP / GUARDIAN SCHOLARS
Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS), CARE (single parents), and NextUp/Guardian Scholars (foster youth) Programs at Golden West College are dedicated to the delivery of comprehensive programs that encourage the enrollment, retention, and transfer of students who are challenged by language, social, economic, and/or educational barriers.
RESOURCES/SERVICES OFFERED ON CAMPUS
- Access to showers on campus
- Free backpacks and toiletries
- Expedited financial aid processing
- Instant Fee Waivers (FAFSA must be filed)
- Food Pantry Access
- Health services
- Official homeless liaison determination
- Referral services (on- and off-campus resources)
Mt. San Antonio College
Basic Needs Resource
The Mt. SAC Mountie Fresh Basic Needs Resources is a comprehensive campus-wide effort that serves students experiencing housing instability, food insecurity, and other emergency/crisis situations.
EOPS / CARE
REACH is an educational program designed to assist current and former foster youth. REACH provides assistance and support to our Foster Youth students in their transition into college, at Mt. SAC and as they graduate and/or transfer to a university.
Santa Ana College
- Academic counseling and case management
- Job development and placement
- Tutoring (math)
- Monthly workshops, activities and special events
- Referrals to campus and community resources
Works with students whose educational and socioeconomic backgrounds might limit their access to higher education or hinder their ability to be academically successful in their college-level studies.
Guardian Scholars/Y.E.S.S. (Youth Empowerment Strategies for Success)
Acknowledging this need, the CCCCO is sponsoring a concerted effort called the Foster Youth Success Initiative (FYSI) to bring issues affecting those youth to the forefront; while improving their access to postsecondary education and help them benefit from the support services that are available but often unknown to them.