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Frequently Asked Questions
 


How big does my problem have to be to call?

No matter the size, the Office of the Foster Care Ombudsman can assist you with problems you are having in your placement. If we can't resolve the problem, we can refer you to someone who can.

If I already emancipated from foster care, can you help me?

The Office of the Foster Care Ombudsman can give you information about services available to emancipated foster youth such as how to get stipends, financial aid for college, and housing.

Who will you tell that I have made a complaint?

If you call the Office of the Foster Care Ombudsman to make a complaint, we will not tell anyone your identity without getting your permission first.

If I am being abused, can I make an anonymous complaint?

No. We take child abuse complaints very seriously. If someone is abusing you, our office must report it, which means we need to know who you are so the proper authorities can look into your complaint.

Can I make a complaint for someone else?

Yes. You can always call the Office of the Foster Care Ombudsman and make a complaint for someone else.

Can you help me find services or programs like money for college or money for housing?

The Office of the Foster Care Ombudsman can provide you with information about what services are available to foster youth in your county such as transitional housing programs, employment programs, scholarships, or independent living programs.