Extended Foster Care (EFC) through California Assembly Bill 12 (AB12)

Who can use this service?

Eligible foster and probation youth (see below for eligibility requirements) may use this service.

Is there a charge for this service?

This service is provided free of charge.

What is the process?

Step 1: Contact Your Social Worker or Probation Officer

Contact your social worker or probation officer to ask any questions you have and/or let them know you would like to participate in AB12.

Step 2: Court Procedure

Your social worker or probation officer will complete the Court documentation on your behalf, which the Court will consider at the Hearing closest to prior to your 18th birthday.

Step 3: Court Determination

The Court will consider the request and make a determination.  Your social worker and probation officer will work with you to support your continued eligibility, which the Court will review at each Hearing or upon request of your social worker or probation officer.

Step 4: Complete Documentation

Your social worker or probation officer will meet with you to complete the necessary documentation to support your request, included a Mutual Agreement for Extended Foster Care (SOC162) and a Transitional Independent Living Plan and Agreement (TILP).  You must agree to meet the eligibility criteria (see below).

Step 5: Eligibility Criteria

Determine if you are eligible to participate in Extended Foster Care (EFC) through California Assembly Bill 12 (AB12).  See below for eligibility criteria.

When and where is this service offered?

This service is offered to qualifying foster youth who are in foster care on their 18th birthday and who agree to remain in care and meet eligibility criteria.  A youth participating in EFC/AB12 through San Luis Obispo County may move anywhere in the United States and continue to receive support until the age of 21, so long as they continue to meet eligibility requirements.

For additional information contact San Luis Obispo County Department of Social Services - Child Welfare at (805) 781-1700 8am-5pm Monday-Friday (Excluding Holidays).
 

Location, directions and hours of operation

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SLO Social Services- Higuera

Monday - Friday 8-5

3433 South Higuera San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Tel: (805) 781-1600

Arroyo Grande Social Services

Monday - Friday 8-5

1086 East Grand Avenue Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Tel: (805) 474-2000

Nipomo Social Services

Monday - Friday 8-5

681 West Tefft Street Suite 1 Nipomo, CA 93444

Tel: (805) 931-1800

Atascadero Social Services

Monday - Friday 8-5

9415 El Camino Real Atascadero, CA 93422

Tel: (805) 461-6000

Paso Robles Social Services

Monday - Friday 8-5

406 Spring Street Paso Robles, CA 93446

Tel: (805) 237-3110

Frequently Asked Questions

How will participating in EFC/AB12 help me?

Participating in EFC/AB12 offers eligible youth the opportunity to receive services and support while gaining independence, preparing youth for a successful transition into adulthood and self-sufficiency.   

Who may I contact for additional information?

To determine if you are eligible to participate in EFC/AB12, please contact your assigned social worker or probation officer. If you do not know who your social worker or probation officer is, or if you have already exited foster care and would like to talk to someone about re-entering, please call our intake hotline at (805) 781-5437. You may also walk in to any County of San Luis Obispo Social Services Department office, which are open Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. You can also visit www.slofostercare.com; click on Resources, then visit the Foster Youth tab.