Youth or Alumni Group
Mental health
Emergency support
Education: College / Higher Ed
Life skills
Independent Living Program

The Hub - Santa Clara

About this resource

The Hub is a youth-led and organized community center, dedicated to supporting current and former foster youth, ages 15-24, by providing a safe, welcoming center where foster youth are offered a variety of services by their peers and other caring community members.

In addition to DFCS staff, community partners operate from The Hub to support youth, creating a one-stop resource shop. 

The Hub Resources Include:

Independent Living Program (ILP)
Access to Free Resources

HubMart: stocked with interview clothes, backpacks, school supplies, and hygiene products! 
Fully stocked Shower/Laundry 
Health van: Medical mobile offers check-ups, sick care, immunizations, pregnancy testing, and STI testing. 

ILP Wellness: the team provides mental health support, including confidential counseling, LGBTQ support, & psychiatric services
Parent & Kid Socials 
Employment: The Hub offers internships, workshops, and training to prepare for and maintain employment. 
Education: Through the Opportunity Youth Academy (OYA) you can get your High School Diploma at The Hub! Also provided help with accessing college.
Legal Advice: Legal Advocates for Children & Youth (LACY) provide free legal advice, consultation, and resources
Events! There are frequent events to celebrate achievements, connections, create a sense of belonging, and build a welcoming atmosphere 

You can check out more and connect with The Hub staff on their Facebook Page! 


  • Current and former foster youth, ages 15-24
  • ILP-eligible probation youth, ages 15-24

PLEASE NOTE: The Hub offers ILP programs that are state and federally run programs. This means they can have different eligibility ages and requirements.