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The Santa Clara County Recruitment Collaborative is a joint effort between the County’s Foster Family Agencies (FFA’s) and the County recruitment team with the mission to provide every youth in foster care an opportunity to reach their full potential through collaborative recruitment efforts that increase the number of Trauma Informed Resource Families in Santa Clara County that support reunification and other permanency options.

Goals: Collaborate our efforts in recruitment, education, marketing and communication to ensure that no potential Resource Parents are lost due to insufficient information and lack of responsiveness. Ensure all potential families are offered a choice in agency that best meets their needs. Agencies to have creative, innovative and targeted recruitment plans.

Desired Outcomes: To increase Resource Families in Santa Clara County by 30% during fiscal year 2019-2020.

To find out more about how to be a Foster/Resource Parent, contact one our collaborative members below:

The County of Santa Clara

Provides Resource Family Approval, Respite, Adoption and Guardianship. For more information call 408- 299-KIDS (5437).

Seneca Family of Agencies

Provides Intensive Services Foster Care, Resource Family Homes, Fost-Adopt Homes, Therapeutic Foster Care, Adoption, Respite Homes and Professional Parent Homes. For more information send an email to or call 877-380-5300

Rebekah Children’s Services

Provides Adoption, Therapeutic Foster Care, Intensive Treatment Foster Care (ITFC), Respite, Non-Minor Dependent Homes and Intensive Services Foster Care (ISFC). Their Foster Care and Adoption team provides 24/7 support services to all the youth and families in the program. 

Becky Gabuat
Phone: (408) 871-4962

S.T.A.R. Programs Inc

S.T.A.R. Programs Foster Family Agency serves youth of all ages in Santa Clara and surrounding counties. They provide services for youth and young adults in foster care as well as Intensive Services Foster Care (ISFC).  S.T.A.R. is currently recruiting resource parents including those who are able to provide Intensive Treatment Foster Care/Intensive Services Foster Care services for youth with increased behavioral needs. For more information contact:

Vicky Taylor
Phone: 669-230-4015 x 103

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County

Refugee Foster Care (RFC) resettles Unaccompanied Minors into long-term foster homes throughout the Bay Area and continues supportive services to both the youth and families. With a large staff, they are able to support families with an assigned social worker, case manager, Parent Partner/Family Preservationist, education coordinator, on-staff clinician, and many more. For more information contact:

Claire Collins
Phone: (408) 325-5271

Uplift Family Services

Uplift’s provides essential training for incoming resource parents to prepare them for whichever type of resource family they choose to be – concurrent (foster/adopt), adoption matching, ITFC, Resource Family, Professional Parent – Matrix, Professional Parent – PSCSRT, Respite Only, or Therapeutic Foster Care Homes. For more information contact: 

Fina Muñoz
Phone: (408) 364.4139

New Families, Inc.

New Families Inc, Foster Family Agency specializes  in foster care, reunification,  foster to adopt and ISFC (Intensive Service Foster Care) services; as a bilingual (Spanish and English)   trauma informed agency, they are dedicated to serving their Resource Parents so they  can enrich each child’s ability to heal and thrive.

Amy Eggleston
Phone: 408-888-2111