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iFoster Phones for Foster Youth is Available to Current and Former CA Foster Youth who are between the ages of 13 and 26 inclusive whose case originated in CA or who currently reside in CA.

Please complete all sections of this application. If completing on behalf of a Youth, please share the application with them and provide them with the Terms and Conditions of receiving technology from iFoster. You can access all support documents including digital life training for youth, parental controls, tech support, and incident reports to report a tech issue HERE.


Shipping Address: Please provide a safe location for us to ship your technology to where someone you trust will be there to receive it. We can ship to your house or the house or office of a supportive adult. For privacy purposes, we will need a Nickname (if shipping to you) or the name of your Caregiver or Supportive Adult to put on the shipping label.

Tech Request
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Current or former foster youth with a case origin in the State of CA OR current resident of CA
  • Between the age of 13 and 26 inclusive (i.e. up to your 27th birthday)


The Applicant pledges the following:

·       Applicant will not sell or give away their smartphone (device).

·       If device is lost or stolen, Applicant will file a police report and contact iFoster immediately at 1-855-936-7837 or phone@ifoster.org or text 213-459-1128.

·       Applicant may obtain a replacement new or refurbished device at below retail cost through iFoster. Under certain circumstances and at the discretion of iFoster, a replacement device may be provided.

·       Applicant will not use their device or telecom service for illegal activities including, but not limited to cyber-bullying (the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature), sending/receiving nude pics of minors, solicitation (the act of accosting someone and offering one's or someone else's sexual favors in exchange for money, food, housing, drugs or clothing), hate messages or posts (abusive or threatening speech or writing that expresses prejudice against a particular group, especially on the basis of race, religion or sexual orientation), etc.

·       Applicant will call or email tech support (1-855-936-7837 or phone@ifoster.org or text 213-459-1128) if they encounter any hardware or software issue with their phone or telecom service issue.

iFoster pledges the following terms:

·       iFoster will provide Beneficiary with a functioning device for their sole use.

·       iFoster will provide Digital Life course as an app on the phone which will help the Applicant take care of the phone, understand safe use of the provided telecom service voice, text and data capabilities and know who to contact in the case of any issues.

·       iFoster will provide ongoing, free tech support via toll free (1-855-936-7837) or via email (phone@ifoster.org) or text 213-459-1128.

·       iFoster reserves the right to take back the device and accompanying telecom service should the Applicant fail to fulfill their commitments as outlined above.

If the Applicant does not fulfill the above obligations and/or for reasons determined by their social worker or attorney or their designee, the Applicant should no longer have the device and service, the Applicant will be required to return their device to iFoster or iFoster’s local designee and their telecom service will be terminated. Additionally, Applicant may be asked to participate in a survey asking them to provide feedback on the program and the benefits (if any) including academic, social well-being and use of the Internet for connecting with others. Participation in the survey is voluntary.

Thank you! Your application will be processed within 1-2 business days. You will receive an email/call to confirm any applicant information that may be unclear or missing. If approved, your request will be ordered and shipped within a week and you will receive an email with shipping tracking.

Questions?? - call, email or text us and one of our team members will be in touch asap: 
Phone or Text 213-459-1128
General Phone: 
Email phone@ifoster.org