California Promise Program

The CaPROMISE Goal is “increased self-sufficiency for SSI children and their families”.

The four Objectives for CaPROMISE are:

Design and implement the model demonstration program for California that will serve at least 1,539 child SSI recipients and their families in the treatment group and compare their progress to at least 1,539 child SSI recipients and their families in the control group of the five-year research and demonstration program.

Demonstrate partnerships focused on policies and practices with child SSI recipients and their families with five specific California State Departments that will participate in the development, review and collaboration of the model demonstration program.

Demonstrate the student and family driven service delivery system, coordinated through 18 LEA partners, will increase the child SSI recipient’s self-sufficiency and increase family economic independence.

Implement the five-year research and program evaluation program that will assess formative, progress and outcome measures for child SSI recipients and their families that are consistent with the National Evaluator, the Federal Partners for PROMISE and the California partner organizations.

Core Service Categories for CaPROMISE

There are five core categories of services that will be provided in the CaPROMISE program to help SSI youth and their families achieve the key program outcomes. 

These categories are:

Service Category 1: Case Management/Transition Planning

Case management services includes, but is not limited to:

  • ID Needed Services
  • Coordinate Services
  • Transition-Focused Assessment
  • School Based Activities
  • Person Driven Planning

Service Category 2: Financial Planning and Benefits Management

Financial planning and benefits counseling for independence includes, but is not limited to:

  • Wage Reporting
  • Work Incentives
  • Benefits Planning
  • Financial Planning

Service Category 3: Career and Work-Based Learning Experiences

Career and work-based learning experiences includes, but is not limited to:

  • Employment Preparation Activities
  • Career Related Training & Education
  • Volunteer Work
  • Unpaid Work Experience
  • Paid Work Experience
  • Employment

Service Category 4: Parent/Guardian Training and Information

Parent training and information includes, but is not limited to:

  • Referral
  • Coaching
  • Family Resource Center Support

Service Category 5: Other Services and Supports

Other services and supports include, but are not limited to:

  • Youth Development Activities
  • Extended & Experiential Learning
  • Self Determination Skills
  • Health & Wellness
  • Behavior Management
  • Technology Training
  • Independent Living Activities

Expandability offers a CA Promise vocational program:


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