IN AN EMERGENCY: Dial 911
California Youth Crisis Line: 1-800-843-5200
Connecting youth to trained counselors and local services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Your Life Your Voice: 1-800-448-3000
Crisis Text Line: send text to 741 741
Know Your Rights!
If you have questions about your rights or need help with other issues while you are in foster care, please contact the Office of the Foster Care Ombudsperson.
Foster Care Ombudsperson
1-877-846-1602 (toll-free helpline)
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