Verification of Foster Youth Status

If you have already exited foster care and need a letter that verifies that you were in foster care, you can request one from the Foster Care Ombudsman’s Office.

  • What it means: You may need to verify your foster care status when applying for certain benefits such as priority registration, financial aid or priority housing
  • What to do: Call the Foster Care Ombudsman’s Office at (877) 846-1602 or e-mail fosteryouthhelp@dss.ca.gov for more information