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March 2021

Family Urgent Response System Launches

Effective March 1, 2021, the Family Urgent Response System (FURS) will offer a free, 24/7 hotline for current or former foster youth, up to age 21, and their caregivers to call and get immediate, trauma-informed support by caring and trained professionals when they need it. FURS builds upon the Continuum of Care Reform and is intended to:

  • Prevent placement disruptions and preserve the relationship between the child or youth and their caregiver
  • Reduce the need for a 911 call or law enforcement involvement and the needless criminalization of traumatized youth
  • Reduce hospitalization and placement into congregate care
  • Promote healing as a family
  • Provide a safe and judgement-free space for youth and caregivers

Here’s how it works:

For more information, click on the icons below to view the announcements and the Cal-FURS website.