Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support (CAFYES) Program

Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support (CAFYES) Program

EOPS/CAFYES is a new program under EOPS for current or former foster youth. The mission of CAFYES is to provide additional services and support to eligible current or former foster youth.

Website
Phone
Address
EOPS Office
90015
Hours
Ms. Hermosillo- EOP/CAFYES Counselor; Mondays/Wednesdays: 8:30 am -4:30 pm l Ms. Lisa Queen- EOPS/CAFYES C.G.C.A l Monday-Wednesdays: 8:30 am -3:30 pm l Thursdays: 8:30 am -12:30pm
Eligibility

A current or former foster youth in California whose dependency was established or continued by the court on or after the youth’s 16th birthday

***Must provide ONE of the following documents to verify foster dependency status***

  • Verification in writing from the county child welfare agency or
  • Verification in writing from county independent living program or
  • Verification in writing from the county probation agency or
  • Verification in writing (form) from the California Department of Social Services Foster Care Ombudsman

In addition to the above, you also must meet the criteria below:

  • No older than 25 years of age at the commencement of any academic year in which she or he participates in CAFYES 
  • EOPS Eligible
  • CAFYES student may be enrolled in 9 units at the time of acceptance (not 12 units)
    • DSPS students may enroll in less units per semester with verification from DSPS
How Best To Access
  • Step 1: Bring a copy of one the Foster Youth verifications listed above to the EOPS Office
  • Step 2: Sign-up and attend an EOPS Orientation
  • Step 3: Attend CAFYES orientation
  • Fill out the the interest form by clicking here