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Become a Foster Parent

Currently, there are over 1,500 at-risk children and youth in out-of-home placement in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. We know there are lots of options when choosing to open your home and we are committed to helping you find what’s best for your family.


We partner with the following organizations:

Santa Clara County (upcoming informational meetings)

May 20, 2017 (English) 5:45pm-6:45pm
Evergreen Branch Library
2635 Aborn Road
San Jose, CA 95121

May 24, 2017 (Spanish) 5:45pm-6:45pm
Department of Family and Children’s Services
373 W. Julian Street
San Jose, CA 95110

June 6, 2017 (Vietnamese) 5:45pm-6:45pm
Tully Branch Library
880 Tully Road
San Jose, CA 95111

June 10, 2017 (English) 10:00am-11:00pm
Evergreen Branch Library
2635 Aborn Road
San Jose, CA 95121

June 14, 2017 (English) 5:30pm-6:30pm
Gilroy Family Resource Center (Gavilan Room)
379 Tomkins Court
Gilroy, CA 95020

June 14, 2017 (Spanish) 6:30pm-7:30pm
Gilroy Family Resource Center (Gavilan Room)
379 Tomkins Court
Gilroy, CA 95020

June 15, 2017 (English) 5:45pm-6:45pm
Union Presbyterian Church
858 University Ave.
Los Altos, CA 94024

June 19, 2017 (Spanish) 5:45pm-6:45pm
Department of Family and Children’s Services
373 W. Julian Street
San Jose, CA 95110

June 22, 2017 (English) 6:00pm-7:00pm
Milpitas Library
160 North Main Street
Milpitas, CA 95035

June 30, 2017 (English) 5:45pm-6:45pm
Department of Family and Children’s Services
373 W. Julian Street
San Jose, CA 95110

PLEASE CALL 299-KIDS (5437) TO REGISTER

San Mateo County (upcoming informational meetings)

November 1, 2016, Tuesday 7:00 pm
Human Services Agency
400 Harbor Blvd., Building B, Belmont CA, 94002

December 6, 2016, Tuesday 7:00 pm
Human Services Agency
400 Harbor Blvd., Building B, Belmont CA, 94002

January 3, 2017, Tuesday 7:00 pm
Human Services Agency
400 Harbor Blvd., Building B, Belmont CA, 94002

February 7, 2017, Tuesday 7:00 pm
Human Services Agency
400 Harbor Blvd., Building B, Belmont CA, 94002

March 7, 2017, Tuesday 7:00 pm
Human Services Agency
400 Harbor Blvd., Building B, Belmont CA, 94002

April 4, 2017, Tuesday 7:00 pm
Human Services Agency
400 Harbor Blvd., Building B, Belmont CA, 94002

May 2, 2017, Tuesday 7:00 pm
Human Services Agency
400 Harbor Blvd., Building B, Belmont CA, 94002

June 6, 2017, Tuesday 7:00 pm
Human Services Agency
400 Harbor Blvd., Building B, Belmont CA, 94002

July 11, 2017, Tuesday 7:00 pm
Human Services Agency
400 Harbor Blvd., Building B, Belmont CA, 94002

August 1, 2017, Tuesday 7:00 pm
Human Services Agency
400 Harbor Blvd., Building B, Belmont CA, 94002

September 5, 2017, Tuesday 7:00 pm
Human Services Agency
400 Harbor Blvd., Building B, Belmont CA, 94002

October 3, 2017, Tuesday 7:00 pm
Human Services Agency
400 Harbor Blvd., Building B, Belmont CA, 94002

November 7, 2017, Tuesday 7:00 pm
Human Services Agency
400 Harbor Blvd., Building B, Belmont CA, 94002

December 5, 2017, Tuesday 7:00 pm
Human Services Agency
400 Harbor Blvd., Building B, Belmont CA, 94002

Foster Family Agencies

Bethany Christian Services

Bill Wilson Center

Hand in Hand Foster Family Agency

Hosanna Pathways

Rebekah Children’s Services

Seneca Family of Agencies

Star-Vista

Uplift Family Services

Whether you are ready to jump or just interested in hearing more, contact Judy Holmes who has been supporting people through this journey for almost two decades.


Assist with Preventative Care

Safe Families for Children (SFFC) is an unprecedented movement of compassion aimed at reducing child abuse and abandonment by coming alongside children and families in crisis. SFFC provides a tangible way for the church family to love their neighbor and administer preventative care, aiding in family preservation and maintenance. Since beginning in Chicago in 2002, Safe Families for Children has helped a variety of children and families who are temporarily facing challenging circumstances:

  • A single mom in need of a night or weekend of respite care
  • Parents facing eviction or homelessness
  • A grandmother who had no one to care for her children when sudden illness required surgery
  • A pregnant teen who was no longer allowed to live at home
  • Children whose parents are incarcerated or going through drug rehabilitation
  • A parent trying to keep his job who needed after school care for his child

As the SF Peninsula sponsor, Help One Child recruits, screens and trains Host Families and Family Friends to serve as a safety net to families facing a crisis. The goal is that short term placement or weekend respite care can help alleviate the presenting crisis and prevent their children’s removal to foster care.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Host Family please contact Judy Holmes.

Host Family Interview