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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)

PLEASE CALL LINH CHAU AT 408-501-6354 TO REGISTER

 

February 8, 2018  5:45pm-6:45pm
African American Community Service Agency
304 N. 6th Street
San Jose, CA 95112

February 8, 2018 5:30pm-6:30pm
Gilroy Family Resource Center (2nd Fl, Gavilan Rm)
379 Tomkins Court
Gilroy, CA 95020

February 9, 2018 (Spanish) 1:oopm-2:00pm
Hillview Branch Library
1600 Hopkins Drive
San Jose, CA 95122

February 10, 2018 (Vietnamese)  10:00am-11:00am
Tully Branch Library
880 Tully Road (Study Room B)
San Jose, CA 95111

February 13, 2018 (Spanish) 5:45pm-6:45pm
Department of Family and Children’s Services
373 W. Julian Street
San Jose, CA 95110

February 15, 2018  5:45pm-6:45pm
Union Presbyterian Church
858 University Avenue
Los Altos, CA 94024
Childcare: 650-917-1210

February 15, 2018 (Spanish) 5:30pm-6:30pm
Gilroy Family Resource Center (2nd Fl, Gavilan Rm)
379 Tomkins Court
Gilroy, CA 95020

February 22, 2018 5:45pm-6:45pm
Evergreen Branch Library
2635 Aborn Road (Study Room B)
San Jose, CA 95121

February 24, 2018  11:ooam-12:00pm
Dr. Roberto Cruz-Alum Rock Branch Library
3090 Alum Rock Ave. (Community Room)
San Jose, CA 95127

February 26, 2018  5:45pm-6:45pm
Saratoga Branch Library
13650 Saratoga Avenue
Saratoga, CA 95070

February 27, 2018 11:00am-12:00pm
Department of Family and Children’s Services
373 W. Julian Street
San Jose, CA 95110

February 27, 2018  5:30pm-6:30pm
Gilroy Family Resource Center (2nd Fl, Gavilan Rm)
379 Tomkins Court
Gilroy, CA 95020

February 27, 2018 (Spanish) 6:30pm-7:30pm
Gilroy Family Resource Center (2nd Fl, Gavilan Rm)
379 Tomkins Court
Gilroy, CA 95020

March 1, 2018  5:30pm-6:30pm
Gilroy Family Resource Center (2nd Fl, Gavilan Rm)
379 Tomkins Court
Gilroy, CA 95020

March 1, 2018  5:45pm-6:45pm
Department of Family and Children’s Services
373 W. Julian Street
San Jose, CA 95110

March 3, 2018 10:00am-11:00am
Evergreen Branch Library
2635 Aborn Road
San Jose, CA 95121

March 3, 2018 (Vietnamese) 10:00am-11:00am
Tully Branch Library
880 Tully Road (Study Room B)
San Jose, CA 95111

March 6, 2018 (Spanish)  5:30pm-6:30pm
Gilroy Family Resource Center (2nd Fl, Gavilan Rm)
379 Tomkins Court
Gilroy, CA 95020

March 6, 2018 (Spanish) 5:45pm-6:45pm
Department of Family and Children’s Services
373 W. Julian Street
San Jose, CA 95110

March 7, 2018  5:45pm-6:45pm
Santa Clara Library
2635 Homestead Road
Santa Clara, CA 95051

March 8, 2018  5:45pm-6:45pm
Peninsula Bible Church
3505 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Childcare: 650-917-1210

March 14, 2018  5:45pm-6:45pm
African American Community Service Agency
304 N. 6th Street
San Jose, CA 95112

March 17, 2018  11:ooam-12:00pm
Dr. Roberto Cruz-Alum Rock Branch Library
3090 Alum Rock Ave. (Community Room)
San Jose, CA 95127

March 17, 2018 10:00am-11:00am
Gilroy Family Resource Center (2nd Fl, Coyote Rm)
379 Tomkins Court
Gilroy, CA 95020

March 17, 2018 (Spanish) 11:00am-12:00pm
Gilroy Family Resource Center (2nd Fl, Coyote Rm)
379 Tomkins Court
Gilroy, CA 95020

March 19, 2018 (Spanish) 5:45pm-6:45pm
Department of Family and Children’s Services
373 W. Julian Street
San Jose, CA 95110

March 22, 2018  5:45pm-6:45pm
Berryessa Branch Library
3355 Noble Ave.
San Jose, CA 95132

March 27, 2018  11:00am-12:00pm
Department of Family and Children’s Services
373 W. Julian Street
San Jose, CA 95110

March 27, 2018 (Spanish) 5:30am-6:30pm
Hillview Branch Library
1600 Hopkins Drive
San Jose, CA 95122

March 27, 2018  5:30am-6:30pm
Gilroy Family Resource Center (2nd Fl, Coyote Rm)
379 Tomkins Court
Gilroy, CA 95020

March 27, 2018 (Spanish)  6:30am-7:30pm
Gilroy Family Resource Center (2nd Fl, Coyote Rm)
379 Tomkins Court
Gilroy, CA 95020

PLEASE CALL 299-KIDS (5437) TO REGISTER

San Mateo County (upcoming informational meetings)

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