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Online Resource Guides

Beyond Emancipation: Resources for Youth in Transition

Copies of this booklet are available free to youth visiting Beyond Emancipation. The guide lists Bay Area resources for housing, education, health and mental health, employment, legal services, and more.  Click the title link to download a copy of the booklet.  (Make sure the link is

Fight for Your Rights: A Guidebook for California Foster Youth, by Phil Ladew

This resource guide can be downloaded for free at

The website of the California Office of Foster Care Ombudsperson contains valuable information about the rights of youth in foster care. The Office of the Ombudsperson serves as an independent forum for investigating and resolving complaints made by or on behalf of youth in foster care and provides youth with information regarding the rights. To contact the Alameda County Ombudsperson's Office, call (510) 268-2365.