Community Involvement

Foster youth get help from CAC staff

Donations for foster youth with two prison staff members standing beside it.
From left are Community Resource Manager Office Technician B. Grantham and Personnel Assignments Lt. A. Ramirez with donations for the Dream Center.

California City Correctional Facility (CAC) donated money and supplies for an organization that helps foster youth.

The donations went to The Dream Center, Kern County’s only one-stop resource for current and former foster youth. The center provides youth with independent living skills, referrals to social services, post-secondary education and counseling. They also offer access to CalFresh and MediCal benefits, tutoring, life skills, and support to achieve educational or vocational goals. Youth can receive immediate assistance with housing, emergency, food, personal hygiene items, clothing, household items, as well as access to computers, phone, fax, and transportation services.

Using the Dream Center Wish List, CAC staff collected needed items to help foster youth.

“When we delivered the items, staff at the Dream Center could not believe that all the boxes and bags in the van were for them,” said Community Resource Manager Rebecca Dennis. “They were greatly appreciative and were excited with what items they received. They stated they had a lot of work to do that afternoon to get packets ready for the youth that they support daily.”

The Dream Center is a partnership with public agencies and non-profit organizations.

Learn more at the Kern County website.

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