Next Steps

Here are ways you can serve the foster, adopted, and at-risk population even after you turn in your Christmas gift

Christmas Party Volunteer

Each year Help One Child hosts a Christmas party and invites all the foster and adoptive families in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. These families will be able to play games, create Christmas crafts, eat dinner together. Volunteer opportunities include: kitchen crew, craft team, gift distribution, game crew, registration and more.

Christmas Party Volunteer


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.