CalFresh and Foster Care
Understanding Eligibility and Promoting Cross Coordination

CWDA Conference/Symposium Presentation

This presentation will provide attendees a general overview of CalFresh and Foster Care with an emphasis on recent changes, such as the extension of foster care to non-minor dependents. The session will provide clarity on current CalFresh policy impacting foster youth, discuss best practices for coordination between CalFresh and Foster Care, and explore policy and community based solutions to address remaining challenges in promoting foster youth access to CalFresh.

CalFresh and Foster Care

Additional CalFresh and Foster Care Handouts

  • Alexis Fern├índez, Chief, CalFresh Policy, California Department of Social Services
  • Simone Tureck, Associate Policy Director, John Burton Advocates for Youth
  • Susan Zimny, Policy Analyst, California Department of Social Services