Research & Publications

The Dollars and Sense of Becoming a Medi-Cal Contracted Organization

In 2015, First Place for Youth initiated the process to obtain a contract to provide Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) Medi-Cal billable services to our program participants. In this brief, we explore some of the challenges and barriers we face in this journey. We hope the lessons we learned along the way can help other providers considering similar initiatives and spark a conversation with stakeholders and policymakers interested in system reform.


Celebrating Success this Graduation Season

During this graduation season, we are so excited to celebrate all the educational milestones of the youth we serve!   At […]

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Impact Stories

Thriving Against the Odds: Dulce’s Story

From foster care to academic accolades, Dulce’s journey is nothing short of inspirational! Dulce made her way to First Place […]

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Press Release

Press Release: First Place for Youth Raises More Than $600k for Transition Age Foster Youth at A Celebration of Heart and Home

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Julie Richter | Held during National Foster Care Month, the event celebrated local leaders […]

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