Cal. Welf. and Inst. Code § 4519.9 awards the department $5.3 million annually to contract with family resource centers across California to implement a statewide community navigator program to promote the utilization of generic and regional center services by using community leaders, family members, or self-advocates to provide information and guidance to consumers and their families who could benefit from added support to navigate available resources. To the extent possible, each funded program shall share a culture or ethnicity, or both, community, and language with the individuals and families they support when offering assistance and education to reduce barriers in accessing services.
Last modified: May 26, 2023