California Public Utilities Commission
Free Phone Plans for California Foster Youth Likely to Become Permanent Program
The national nonprofit iFoster's free cell phone program has recently been evaluated by state officials with the Public Utilities Commission, which is recommending a $10 million ongoing investment and making the offering a permanent fixture for foster youth in California.
A $22 Million Plan to Connect California Foster Youth with Free Phones and Internet
Deitrick Foley has had 12 different phone numbers since he got his first phone at age 13. But throughout an adolescence spent in foster care, the one number Deitrick always keeps on speed dial is that of his twin brother, Devonte.
California OKs Free and Cheap Cell Phone Options for Low-income, Foster Youths
The California Public Utilities Commission has signed off on expanding the state’s emergency phone plan to include wireless devices. It is a move that will provide access to cell phones for many low-income young adults, including current and former foster youths.