Family Urgent Response System for Foster Youth and Caregivers Budget Memo

Budget Priority

CWDA and a coalition of organizations request support of the Family Urgent Response System, a $15 million State General Fund (SGF) budget proposal in 2019-20 and $30 million SGF ongoing, to support foster youth and their caregivers and strengthen their relationships. The purpose of this Response System is to provide foster youth and their caregivers with the immediate trauma-informed support they need when issues arise, in order to preserve the family unit and link youth and families to longer-term, community-based supports and services needed to support them and foster a healing environment. This Response System supports the goals of the Continuum of Care Reform (CCR) to provide timely, in-home supports and services to help families thrive.

Download the FURS coalition support letter with over 700 groups – March 27, 2019

Download the FURS budget memo – March 1, 2019