Youth Connected Program


You can help a student in foster care succeed! With over 2,000 youth in foster care in OC, we need your help to surround them with supportive relationships that can help them grow and develop socially, emotionally and academically.

Become a foster parent through the Youth Connected Program!
Orangewood Foundation’s Youth Connected Program (YCP) offers youth in foster care the best of both worlds – weekday dorm living and schooling at the prestigious Samueli Academy with placement in a local home for weekends, school breaks, and holidays.

We make sure both youth AND foster parents are supported through their journey. Youth receive academic support, plus one-on-one assistance with self-sufficiency planning including housing, college and career decisions, along with workshops on daily living, relationships, education and careers.

Foster parents (also known as Resource Families) are people just like you who can provide a stable, loving environment for a teen. No experience is necessary–our team will walk you through the entire process, plus we provide free trainings and 24/7 on-call support.

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    How do I get started?

    Fill out the form below and our team will reach out to answer any questions and help you get started.

    You can also reach us at ycp@orangewoodfoundation.org or (714) 619-0200.

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    Orangewood Foundation’s Youth Connected Program (YCP) is a program that YCP is a private Resource Family Agency, also known as a Foster Family Agency. Facility License #306090031
    This program, wholly or in part, is funded through County, State, and Federal Government funds.