File a Complaint:

You may file a formal complaint by writing, email, or calling the Office of the Foster Care Ombudsman:

Office of the California Foster Care Ombudsman
744 P Street, MS 8-13-25
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: 1-877-846-1602

State that you want your problem to be handled as a "complaint" and give the reason for the complaint.

Email: fosteryouthhelp@dss.ca.gov. If you want a direct response please include enough information for us to contact you and follow up.

(Please do not submit confidential information such as last name of foster youth, Social Security Numbers, birthdates, and home addresses when using this webpage.)