What is Extended Foster Care (AB12)?
Effective January 1, 2012, the California Fostering Connections to Success Act, also known as Assembly Bill 12 (AB12), gives eligible foster youth in California the option to remain in foster care and receive support services until age 21. Youth must satisfy one of the following requirements while participating in the Extended Foster Care Program:
• Be enrolled in high school or equivalent
• Be enrolled in college/vocational school
• Work at least 80 hours/month
• Participate in a program/activity that helps find a job or removes barriers to employment
• Unable to do one of the above because of a medical or mental health condition

For more information about the Extended Foster Care Program, please contact Tuolumne County Child Welfare Services at (209) 533-5717.

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1. What is the Independent Living Program?
2. Who is eligible for the Independent Living Program?
3. What services does the Independent Living Program offer?
4. Where can I get more information about the Tuolumne County Independent Living Program?
5. I am a former foster youth. Am I still eligible for services from the Independent Living Program?
6. Where do I find more information about the HOPE House?
7. Can the Independent Living Program help me pay my bills?
8. How do I apply for financial aid and the Chafee Grant?
9. Do participants earn money for attending ILP events?
10. What is Extended Foster Care (AB12)?