GET INFORMED AND STAY CONNECTED
Here you can find resources relating to our Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program, including how to get in touch with liaisons from local districts and how to sign up for our newsletter.
FOSTER YOUTH LIAISONS, 2021-2022
|Live Oak||Shar Ames||831-475-6333 x209 cell: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Pajaro Valley Unified||Greg Fry||831-786-2100 x2618 cell: email@example.com|
|San Lorenzo Valley Unified||Jen Lahey||831-336-9678 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Santa Cruz City||Gail Atlansky||831-429-3410 email@example.com|
|Santa Cruz COE||Michael Paynterfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Scotts Valley Unified||Beth Hyytinen||831-438-1820 email@example.com|
|Soquel Union Elementary||Eric Olsenfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Small School Districts|
|Bonny Doon Union Elementary||Mike Heffneremail@example.com|
|Happy Valley Elementary||Michelle Stewartfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mountain Elementary||Megan Tresham||831-475-6812 email@example.com|
|Pacific Elementary||Eric Grossfirstname.lastname@example.org|
*To sign up for a biweekly e-newsletter on all issues pertaining to foster youth and education in Santa Cruz County (FYSCP News), or if you are interested in learning more about the Foster Youth Services Executive Advisory Council please contact Kim Corneille- email@example.com
Family and Children’s Services-Child Protective Services
To Report Child Abuse – 24 hours A Day Please Call: 831.454.2273
1400 Emeline Avenue – Santa Cruz – 831.454.4222
12 West Beach Street – Watsonville – 831.763.8850
The majority of foster youth have social workers via this agency as their primary link to the court
Santa Cruz County Juvenile Probation Department
Juvenile Probation Department
3650 Graham Hill Road
Felton, CA 95018-9571
A smaller number of foster youth have a probation officer as their primary link to the court
Children’s Behavioral Health
The Access Team
(includes MERT- Mobile Emergency Response Team)
1400 Emeline Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 or
12 West Beach St
Watsonville, CA 95076
Many foster youth have or are eligible for counseling with Children’s Behavioral Health.
Encompass Community Services
380 Encinal St., Suite 200
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Encompass is one of the largest contractors with county providing mental health services.
Transition Age Youth
California Department of Education – Foster Youth Services Coordinating Programs
This site hosts the state office concerning foster youth and education which oversees K-12 county and district liaisons as well as AB 490.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
Fax Number: 831.761.2913
813 Freedom Blvd.
Watsonville, CA 95076
Many foster youth have a CASA. They are often the best, most consistent advocate the foster youth can have.
Youth Advisory Board
A youth-led advisory council that provides community advocacy. Call 831.226.3536 for more info.
CA Foster Care Ombudsperson
If you are experiencing any difficulties or problems at the local level, contact the Foster Care Ombudsperson. This person will help you with the various agencies. This is also an excellent site for a multitude of other resources, such as acquiring a copy of your foster youth verification letter.
Foster Care Help Line
You can also call the Foster Care Helpline. Their toll-free number is 1.877.846.1602
Trauma Informed Care
If your school is interested in learning more about a FREE school site Trauma Informed Practices in Schools (TIPS) training, contact Kim Corneille- firstname.lastname@example.org