Here are ways you can serve the foster, adopted, and at-risk population even after you turn in your Christmas gift
VOLUNTEER AT CAMP!
AUGUST 4 – AUGUST 8
Signs of Hope Camp is an overnight summer camp at Mission Springs’ Frontier Ranch in the Santa Cruz Mountains for foster and adopted children 7-12 years of age. Wether you volunteer for the week, or just a couple hours, you will be instrumental in making this the best week of summer! Join our team and live out Christ’s love by becoming a counselor to foster and adopted children throughout the Bay Area.
Touch the lives of local foster and adopted youth through fun activities, bible study, and more! Our camp provides an opportunity for community among children with similar challenges surrounding family structure and adverse experiences.
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.