Santos Amigon


Hello everyone, I’m Santos Amigon and I live in Los Angeles CA. I am currently working as a general floorman for California Amforge Corporation and attending New Beginnings Church Ministry. My goal is to become a Youth Guidance Counselor. Specifically for at-risk youth in the juvenile justice and foster care system. The reason being because sometimes all youth need is someone to talk to even someone who just listens.

I joined the CARES project because I believe that child welfare systems need to be more supportive of older youth who are leaving foster care. Being a former foster youth and juvenile justice youth I know first hand the flaws and cracks of the system. Many youth transitioning out of care are often times ill-equipped to face the challenges the world has and therefore end up either in jail, homeless, or worse, dead. I just want youth to have hope and aspire to chase their dreams.

When I am not at work, you can find me in church or out in my community evangelizing spreading the love of Jesus Christ!


Follow us on Instagram to learn more about our work, the CARES Ambassadors, and the policies we are building to advance change for all transition age youth.

We know that children and youth do best when they are able to remain in their homes and communities. And when families do become known to the child welfare system, it is the system’s responsibility to partner with families in ways that promote autonomy and provide supports and resources that keep families together. ⁣
For LGBTQ+ youth and their families, this requires having a system, including staff, that engage youth and families with dignity and are affirming and responsive to their needs, as well as partnerships with a broader network of community-based supports that can meet families’ needs.⁣
Check out our full statement on how Systems, policies, and communities play an important role in affirming LGBTQ+ young people in the foster care system on our blog.  🔗 in bio.
Young people want to be seen for their whole selves and deserve to feel encouraged, affirmed, and supported as they make their way in the world. 
Join us TODAY from 2:30-3:45 PM ET for a panel discussion hosted by @chcidc to talk about opportunities to support and affirm #LGBTQ young people in foster care, featuring LA Ambassador @danie.rose_ 
Learn more and register at
Check out #Atlanta CARES Ambassador Vlad speaking 🗣️ about how he feels about creating policies that help transition-age youth. “Something that I’ll say I enjoy a lot about being a CARES Ambassador is improving people’s lives and giving opportunities. Making policies that will help youth and people in need.”
 #CARES #fostercare #policy #youthpolicies #CARESAmbassador
Check out CARES Ambassador Joseph Mariscal talking about some of the challenges with accessing benefits from state to state and what universal policies should be protected for transition aged youth. #CARES #fostercare #healthcare
#tbt to President Leonard Burton winning the high-five challenge at @ctrsocialpolicy’s 2023 Constituent Convening!