Too often, caregivers encounter obstacles in obtaining medical and mental health services for children in foster care, and young adults transitioning from foster care to independence experience problems with continuous medical coverage.
The Alliance assists clients with accessing medical services. We also conduct trainings throughout Los Angeles County for medical providers, the courts and public and private agencies about foster care and related healthcare and legal issues.
"Our adopted son Jake has a very rare genetic disorder. I was so used to trying to break through red tape on my own, I couldn’t believe that there was someone to help! Sherry and the Alliance helped us attain a court order for a critical surgery and saved his life. I am forever grateful."
- ANDREA M.
How We Can Help
To protect access to vital medical resources and care for vulnerable young people, the Alliance steps in to:
- Ensure continuous Medi-Cal coverage for those in foster care
- Help current or former foster youth maintain health insurance coverage
- Obtain specialized care for those with disabilities or developmental delays
- Link clients to providers
- Challenges Medi-Cal denials for those in foster care
Frequently Asked Questions
If your case closed at age 18 or older, contact the Department of Public Social
Services’ (DPSS) Former Foster Youth Program at (626)-312-6131. If your case closed
before age 18, contact your DPSS Medi-Cal eligibility worker or the Alliance.
Training for Providers
The Alliance conducts free professional trainings throughout Los Angeles County for medical providers, the courts, and public and private agencies about foster care and related healthcare and legal issues. To schedule a training, contact us.