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HSD Family and Children's Services Foster Care and Adoption
|General Agency Information|
|Name:||HSD Family and Children's Services Foster Care and Adoption|
|Alternate Name(s):||Santa Cruz County Foster Care and Adoption|
|Address:||1400 Emeline Avenue Bldg. K|
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
|Use California Relay: Yes|
|Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:||Monday-Friday, 8-5|
|Description:||Foster Care provides a temporary safe haven for youth who cannot stay in their homes because of abuse, neglect or their parents' inability to provide adequate care. Foster children can be any age and from any background: babies, teens, siblings, special-needs children.
Four Ways To Change A Life
1. Be a Foster Parent to a child in need.
2. Be an Adoptive Parent and provide a permanent home to a foster child.
3. Be a Court Appointed Special Advocate for a child's best interests inside and outside of the courtroom. Call (831) 761-2956.
**see related agencies below**
4. Be a Donor, make a monetary donation to the Youth Resource Bank by calling (831) 689-9609. Or you can join the Foster Parent Association, call (831) 426-9673.
ELIGIBILITY: 21 years of age or older, People with a variety of life experiences and from all religious, ethnic, cultural backgrounds and orientations can become successful foster parents. Foster parents may be single, married, divorced, with children, without children, LGBT, younger or older. They may rent or own their home. We are looking for people of quality who will open their hearts to our children as well as their homes.
|Programs:||Roots & Wings (Roots and Wings) is a new program funded through a grant by the Children's Bureau of the Federal Health and Human Services Department. The Roots and Wings initiative allows us to do the "business" of foster care differently by working collaboratively with individuals, families, organizations, businesses, and neighborhood groups who care about children in foster care.
PRIDE Parents' Resource for Information, Development, and Education: Cabrillo College Foster and Kinship Care Education (FKCE) provides PRIDE, a required pre-service training for prospective foster and adoptive parents.
The County of Santa Cruz values our foster and adoptive parents and relative caregivers. Our goal is to offer you the supportive services that you need to continue providing wonderful care to children in our community.
|Languages other than English:||Spanish|
|Accommodations for Disabled:||Parking & Wheelchair Access|
|Public Transportation:||Available Within One Block|
|Eligibility:||See Description Notes|
|Fees:||Call for Information|
|Areas Served:||Santa Cruz County|
|Physical Location:||Santa Cruz|
|Funding Source:||County Government|
|Parent Agency:||HSD Family and Children's Services-Child Protective Services|
|Child Agencies:||Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County: CASA of Santa Cruz County|
|Adoption Counseling and Support|
Adoptive Family Recruitment
Foster Care for Dependent Children
Foster Home Licensing
Foster Parent/Family Recruitment
Mutual Support Groups
|This record last modified May 12, 2015|