California State University, Monterey Bay recognizes students that have come through the foster youth experience often have face more obstacles, have less support, and fewer resources than most entering students. To help meet these unique needs, the university has a designated a foster youth advisor and created a resource website of campus and local community support.
The Educational Opportunity Program has a Retention Advisor here to assist you regardless if you are an EOP student or not. The Advisor is your first point of contact or “home base” for guidance through your academic career. Please establish contact with the EOP department at your earliest convenience, and we look forward to meeting you. We can be reached at 831-582-3841 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Community Resource Quick Contact List
- One Stop Centers 831-899-8236 www.onestopmonterey.org
- THP_Plus 831-754-3635 www.peacockacres.com/
- Birth cert, Social Security Card www.ssa.gov/ssnumber/
- Medical Cert local 831-899-8015
- Medical Cert state wide www.dss.cahwnet.gov
- Monterey-Salinas Transit 1-888-MST-BUS1 www.mst.org/
- Seaside DMV 800-777-0133 www.dmv.ca.gov
- MAOF Salinas 831-424-6939
- MAOF Marina 831-384-7952
MAOF Seaside 831-899-7005
Campus Resource Quick Contact List
Academic Skills Achievement Program
email@example.com or by phone 831-582-4104
Office of Admissions
Victor Torres, firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 831-582-3738
Child Development Center
email@example.com or by phone 831-582-4550
Educational Opportunity Program
Berj Amir, firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 831-582-5148
Financial Aid Office
email@example.com or by phone 831-582-5100
Personal Growth and Counseling Center
firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 582-3969
Student Housing and Residential Life
email@example.com or by phone 831-582-3378
Student Disability Resources
Student_Disability_Resources@csumb.edu or by phone 831-528-3672
CSUMB and Local Community Resources
(* denotes community based resources off-campus)
The Academic Skills and Achievement Program (ASAP) provides individual and group tutoring by appointment, on a drop in basis as well as semester long sessions. For more information about tutoring assistance available and to make appointments contact that department at 582-4104.
The Office of Admissions can assist you if you have questions regarding your admission status (such as transfer unit assessments, deadlines, etc .). Contact the department at 831-582-3738 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Counseling and Support
The Personal Growth and Counseling Center (PG&CC) offers confidential psychotherapy as well as ongoing support groups. The Counseling Center has a designated counselor faculty to assist former foster youth. The Center has staff with a great deal of skill, expertise and years of experience working with foster youth and former foster youth. Contact the PG&CC at 831-582-3969 or by email at email@example.com.
Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF)* - Open to all races and backgrounds
1210 John Street
Salinas, CA 93905-3206
MAOF administers the Central Eligibility List (CEL) in Monterey County, providing subsidized childcare based on family size, income, and other factors.
Monterey Peninsula Unified School District Seaside and Marina Children’s Centers
Free or low cost child care based on family size and income.
CSUMB Shuttle/TAPS Service
Campus Shuttle Service, Town Shuttles to local shopping, CSUMB trolley, NightWalk Service, Courtesy vehicle jump starts, parking services information and more.
On campus, Valley Hall Suite E, 582-3573
Local county bus service
Seaside DMV Office*
1180 Canyon Del Ray,
CSUMB Child Development Center
Child Development Center
Serves preschool children (36 months to 5 years), early-preschool children (25 months to 35 months), and toddlers (12 months to 24 months). The Center
Financial Aid & Employment Assistance
The Financial Aid Office has designated Financial Aid Counselor, to assist all former foster youth with financial aid applications, processes and questions. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at 831-582-5100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CSUMB Career Development Center
Academic & Career Advising Center
Seaside, CA 93955
Campus employment, resumes, & career exploration
One Stop Centers*
University Plaza Shopping Center
1760 Fremont Boulevard, Suite D-2
Seaside, California 93955
(Closest to Campus)
Salinas Airport Business Park
730 La Guardia Street
Salinas, California 93905
The CSUMB Student Housing and Residential Life Office staff are passionately committed to assisting you. They offer many forms of student support such as early arrival move in and year around living arrangements if needed. Give Housing a call at 831-582-3378 or email email@example.com and ask for the former foster youth contact person.
THP-Plus offers qualified youth (emancipated foster youth, ages 18 to 24) up to 24 months of subsidy in a supported environment while they pursue their formalized Transitional Independent Living Plan.
Peacock Acres, Inc.
838 South Main Street, Suite A
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: 831-754-3635, Toll-Free: 866-940-PATH
Safe Place offers six beds for homeless youth and youth aging out of foster care, ages 18 to 21.
590 Pearl Street
Monterey, CA 93940
The Student Disability Resources department assists and empowers students with disabilities throughout their CSUMB studies, and when appropriate can assist with accommodations. A Student Disabilities Resource Advisor can be reach at Student_Disability_Resources@csumb.edu 831-528-3672
Birth certificate & Social Security Card
Youth should contact their home county’s ILP Department, former foster parents, and/or biological family to attempt to locate these documents. If the social security card is not recovered the youth can find the application for a replacement card on the following website: www.ssa.gov/ssnumber/.
Emancipated youth qualify for Medi-Cal until the age of 21. Youth should contact their home county’s ILP and Eligibility Department.
1000 South Main Street
For a state wide list of ILP Coordinators and contact information see: