Here are ways you can serve the foster, adopted, and at-risk population even after you turn in your Christmas gift
Volunteer on a Monthly Basis
Help One Child is looking for volunteers to commit to volunteering once a month by providing childcare at one of our 8 Support Group locations. Our Support Groups provide adoptive, foster, and kinship parents a place to connect with one another. The goal is for each parent to leave feeling heard, connected to other parents who understand them, and having a sense of direction for the future. Apply to be apart of our childcare at one of the following locations: Morgan Hill, San Jose, Los Gatos, Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Bruno, Walnut Creek, Half Moon Bay.
SHORT TERM MISSION OPPORTUNITY
Signs of Hope Camp, sponsored by Help One Child, is a week long summer camp for foster children 7-11 years old held at Mission Spring’s Frontier Ranch in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Sixty-five children experience and learn about the love of God through the lessons and devotion of camp counselors. Whether you can give a couple hours, or the whole week, it takes an army of volunteers to make camp possible. We need your help recruiting volunteers from your church to fill these roles.
CarePortal brings the needs of hurting children and families in our community to the churches attention. As the Regional Manager, Help One Child partners with child welfare and agency workers to uncover the needs, and makes local churches aware, giving them a real-time opportunity to respond. This simple technology allows us to serve even more families and to build a meaningful bridge between Church and State in our area.
Contact Danielle Pickard, Volunteer Coordinator, to find out how to engage your church through CarePortal
Open Your Home
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.
Santa Clara County: To learn more about the collaborative and the process of becoming a foster/resource parent or an adoptive parent please visit: Santa Clara County Recruitment Collaborative
San Mateo County: For information on the process to become a resource/foster parent, adopt a child or volunteer with foster youth in San Mateo County please visit: Help San Mateo Kids
For more information regarding how to become a foster parent contact Judy Holmes, Director of Family Services.