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Handbook 24: Emergency Placement of Non-Minor Dependent Young Adults-Extended Foster Care
24-9: Emergency Placement of Non-Minor Dependent Young Adults
Extended Foster Care Program
24-9 Emergency Placement of Non-Minor Dependent Young Adults
Reference Points
Overview
Procedures for Emergency Placement of Non-Minor Dependent (NMD) Young Adults
Other Reference


Reference Points
Effective Date: In Effect
Last Updated: 04/28/2014
 Legal Basis:
 
 Non CWS/CMS Forms:
MS Word Transitional Housing Placement Plus (THP-Plus) Foster Care Placement Referral (SCZ10)
 CWS/CMS Forms:
 


Overview  

When a Non-Minor Dependent (NMD) young adult, who is 18 years and older and is eligible for (NMD) Re-entry OR a young adult, 18 to 21 years old comes to the Receiving, Assessment and Intake Center (RAIC) for admission they will not be admitted

RAIC staff is to provide all young adults 18 and over who come to the RAIC with information regarding placement at Sobrato House and other Homeless Shelters. Emergency placements at the Sobrato THP Plus FC home are only for 90 days

Within the first 30 days of the emergency placement the assigned social worker will make arrangements for a Team Decision Making (TDM) meeting to determine the permanent housing needs for the young adult Non-Minor Dependent.

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Procedures for Emergency Placement of Non-Minor Dependent Young Adults  

Receiving, Assessment and Intake Center (RAIC):

RAIC staff will follow the procedures below for assisting these young adults to the appropriate placement.

A young adult that has an open CWS/CMS case and is in need of emergency placement:

During Business hours 8:00am -5:00 pm:

  • RAIC staff will contact the Department of Family and Children’s Services Placement Unit and notify by phone and or email that the young adult is at the RAIC and needs an emergency placement.
  • Placement Unit social worker will contact ILP Coordinator II to arrange emergency placement.
  • The ILP Coordinator II will contact Sobrato House Emergency THP+FC Program Manager and forward referral for immediate intake. 

After hours and weekends:

Follow the same procedure below for “A young adult who is 18 -21 is a Non Minor Dependent and eligible for NMD Re Entry”, After Hours and Weekends”.     

 

A young adult who is 18 -21 years of age and is a Non Minor Dependent and eligible for NMD Re Entry (Not in CWS/CMS):

A young adult that has had Dependency dismissed and may want to re-enter as a Non-Minor Dependent can be referred to placement at Sobrato House Emergency THP + FC.

Eligibility will need to be verified before referring to Sobrato House. 

  • During Business hours 8:00am -5:00 pm
    • RAIC staff will contact the CC25 Project Manager, NMD Supervisor and ILP Coordinator and notify by phone and or email that the young adult is at the RAIC and needs a placement.
    • Arrangements for placement will be made by the CC25 Project Manager, NMD Supervisor or ILP Coordinator. 
  • After hours and weekends
    • RAIC staff will check the Non-minor Dependent Eligibility list to verify that the young adult is a NMD.  If it is verified that the young adult is an NMD, RAIC staff will contact Sobrato House, Emergency THP+FC for placement: 

Sobrato House Emergency THP +FC:

496 South Third Street, San Jose, CA 95112

(408) 539-2180 or

Emergency 24/7: (408) 539-2195  

    • If the young adult is not on the eligibility list RAIC staff will call the CC25 Project Manager who will verify eligibility for placement at Sobrato House. 
    • Sobrato House staff will arrange to have the young adult transported from the RAIC to the placement home at 496 South Third Street, SJ 95112. 
    • Sobrato House staff will email the RAIC Program Manager, CC25 Project Manager, NMD supervisor, NMD Re-entry social worker and ILP coordinator the name, DOB, and date and time that the young adult has been admitted to the placement.

 

When police contact the RAIC or Emergency Response Afterhours Supervisor:

When police contact the RAIC or Emergency Response Afterhours Supervisor with a potential admission of a young adult that is 18 years of age or older and may be a NMD, RAIC or Afterhours Supervisor staff will check the Non-minor Dependent Eligibility list to verify that the young adult is an NMD. 

If it is verified that the young adult is an NMD, RAIC or Afterhours staff will:

  • Contact Sobrato House, Emergency THP+FC for placement and inform them that police will be transporting a young adult to placement.
  • Direct police to take the young adult directly to Sobrato House.

 

Sobrato House staff will email the RAIC Manager, CC25 Project Manager, NMD Supervisor, Re Entry social worker and ILP Coordinator with the following information:

  • Name and date of birth of young adult
  • Time of placement

 

A young adult NMD 18-21 that is from another County:

A young adult NMD that comes to the RAIC and states they are from another county can be referred to placement at Sobrato House. The Re-entry process will be initiated by the NMD re entry Social Worker. 

  • RAIC staff will contact Sobrato House, Emergency THP+FC for placement: 

Sobrato House Emergency THP +FC

496 South Third Street, San Jose, CA 95112

(408) 539-2180 or

Emergency 24/7: (408) 539-2195  

  • Sobrato House staff will arrange to have the young adult transported from the RAIC to the placement home at 496 South Third Street, SJ 95112.
  • Sobrato House staff will email the RAIC Program Manager, CC25 Project Manager, NMD supervisor, NMD Re-entry social worker and ILP coordinator the name, DOB, and date and time that the young adult has been admitted to the placement.
  • The NMD social worker completes the re-entry process and files a JV 466 petition in Court on behalf of the young adult willing to return to Extended Foster Care.  If the youth has been living in Santa Clara County for 12 consecutive months, the Court could order that the case will remain in Santa Clara County or the case would remain in the original county of jurisdiction. 

 

 

A young adult 18 and over and is NOT a Non-Minor Dependent or eligible for Re-Entry:

Although not eligible for placement at the RAIC or Sobrato House, housing and supportive services will be provided to the youth by RAIC staff. 

 

Parenting Young Adult: 

Parenting young adults are ineligible for placement at Sobrato House.  Although not eligible for admission, housing and supportive services will be provided to the young adult at the RAIC.  The CC25 CC25 Project Manager, ILP Coordinator II, NMD Supervisor, and/or the Re-entry social worker will also follow up with the young adult regarding housing resources for parents with their children.    

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Contacts  

Receiving, Assessment and Intake Center Program Manager:

Jennifer Hubbs

Telephone: 408-792-1875

Email: Jennifer.Hubbs@ssa.sccgov.org

CC25 Project Manager, CC25:

Marisela Martinez

Telephone: 408-501-6839

Email: Marisela.Martinez@ssa.sccgov.org

Non-Minor Dependent Unit Supervisor:

Mary Bianchi

Telephone: 408-501-6890

Email: Mary.Bianchi@ssa.sccgov.org

Independent Living Program Coordinator:

Carla Macias

Telephone: 408-501-6836

Email: Carla.Macias@ssa.sccgov.org

Non-Minor Dependent Re-Entry Social Worker:

Cherie Catalano

Telephone: 408-501-6615

Email: Cherie.Catalano@ssa.sccgov.org

 

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Other References  
PDF OPP 24-7, Re Entering the Extended Foster Care Program
PDF OPP 24-9, Intake at the Receiving, Assessment and Intake Center (RAIC)
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