Cal-FURS – CA Family Urgent Response System

Cal-FURS – CA Family Urgent Response System
Cal-FURS is for current and former FOSTER YOUTH and their CAREGIVERS. Designed to provide immediate (24/7), trauma-informed support when they need it. Prevent placement moves. Preserve the relationship between the child or youth and their caregiver. Provide a trauma-informed alternative for families who previously resorted to calling 911 or law enforcement. Reduce hospitalizations, law enforcement contacts, and placement in out-of-home facilities. Promote healing as a family. Improve retention of current foster caregivers. Promote stability for youth in foster care, including youth in extended foster care.
Levels of Care:
crisis resources & hotlines
Targeted Youth Populations:
foster & adopted youth
Resource & Referral Support:
resource or wellness navigator
Overview of Programs & Services:

Cal-FURS is a coordinated statewide, regional, and county-level system designed to provide collaborative and timely state-level phone-based response and county-level in-home, in-person mobile response during situations of instability, to preserve the relationship of the [foster] caregiver and the [foster] child or youth.

  • CALL or TEXT 833-939-3877

FURS includes the following services:

  • A toll-free hotline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week staffed with caring counselors trained in conflict resolution and de-escalation techniques for children and youth impacted by trauma.
  • County Mobile Response System and Stabilization Teams also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • In-home de-escalation, stabilization, conflict resolution, and support services and resources.
  • Ongoing support services beyond the initial mobile response.
  • Hotline and mobile response staff trained in working with children and families who have experienced trauma.
  • FURS is a safe, judgment-free, and private space to talk about your worries and vent.

[managed by Casa Pacifica]

Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
ZIP Code:
Organization Type:
public: county/state

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