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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 299-KIDS (5437) TO REGISTER

August 17, 2017 5:45pm-6:45pm
Union Presbyterian Church
858 University Ave.
Los Altos, CA 94024

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

August 26, 2017 10:00am-11:00am
Gilroy Family Resource Center (Gavilan Room)
379 Tomkins Court
Gilroy, CA 95020

August 26, 2017 (Spanish) 11:00am-12:00pm
Gilroy Family Resource Center (Gavilan Room)
379 Tomkins Court
Gilroy, CA 95020

August 26, 2017 11:00am-11:00am
Evergreen Branch Library
2635 Aborn Road
San Jose, CA 95121

September 7, 2017 (Spanish) 5:45pm-6:45pm
Gilroy Family Resource Center (Gavilan Room)
379 Tomkins Court
Gilroy, CA 95020

September 11, 2017 5:45pm-6:45pm
Department of Family and Children’s Services
373 W. Julian Street
San Jose, CA 95110

September 14, 2017 5:45pm-6:45pm
Peninsula Bible Church
3505 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94306

September 14, 2017 5:45pm-6:45pm
Gilroy Family Resource Center (Pacheco Room)
379 Tomkins Court
Gilroy, CA 95020

September 16, 2017 10:00am-11:00am
Evergreen Branch Library
2635 Aborn Road
San Jose, CA 95121

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

September 21, 2017 5:45pm-6:45pm
Department of Family and Children’s Services
373 W. Julian Street
San Jose, CA 95110

September 28, 2017 5:45pm-6:45pm
Department of Family and Children’s Services
373 W. Julian Street
San Jose, CA 95110

September 30, 2017 10:00am-11:00am
Gilroy Family Resource Center (Gavilan Room)
379 Tomkins Court
Gilroy, CA 95020

September 30, 2017 (Spanish) 11:00am-12:00pm
Gilroy Family Resource Center (Gavilan Room)
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