Youth Services

Youth Voices of Change

March 11, 2024

The Santa Clara County Youth Task Force is a representative body of 16 eighth—through 12th-grade students. Its mission is to provide an opportunity for youth to have a formal role and voice in the local decision-making and policies of government agencies, such as the Board of Supervisors and community organizations, on matters related to youth.

Children’s Budget Includes Increased Funding for Fiscal Year 2023-24

January 19, 2024

Despite a challenging fiscal year, the County of Santa Clara increased funding for programs supporting children, youth, and families, and the recently released annual Children’s Budget highlights some new key areas of interest: a School-Based Wellness Center Grant Program, a Childcare Expansion Grant Program, and a Homelessness Prevention System.

County of Santa Clara Resource Families Provide Lifeline to Those in Need

September 25, 2023

In effort to assist youth in need, the County of Santa Clara's Department of Family and Children's Services implemented a state program, the Resource Family Approval Program, to provide a much-needed home for those individuals. The program also allows for emergency placements with relatives and unrelated extended family members.