We Provide…

Assistance and support

through each step of the certification process for families wishing to become foster/adoptive parents, including a psycho-social home study assessment.

24/7 on-call support and visits

from the family’s assigned agency social worker, so that we are always available to answer questions, provide resources, or triage support for parents and foster children as needed.

A monthly stipend

for resource/foster families based on level of need of the child to provide for the care of the children in their homes. All foster children have their own medical, dental, and mental health coverage through Medi-Cal.

Access to year-round ongoing education and trainings

to ensure resource/foster parents are able to achieve their desired goals and feel knowledgeable supporting the children in their home.

Respite assistance

for families, which allows for foster children to spend time with another certified foster family so parents can take regular breaks.

Connection with resources and county services

via the family’s assigned social worker and the wealth of knowledge and experience available within our agency.

Connection with other foster parents

at our events, such as our annual Holiday Party and caregiver picnic.

Understanding

of the complexities of foster care, including legal, ethical, and financial issues, and the many types of services that foster children can qualify for.

Donated clothing, toys, back-to-school items

and other useful things for foster children, provided free-of-charge.

Free tickets and admission

to fun activities for foster families, such as for the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, Salinas Rodeo, Monterey Aquarium, and Gilroy Gardens.