At Redwood Family Center there are many women who would benefit from meeting one-on-one with a mentor to come alongside her, and help her in her relationship with God and personal growth through modeling and encouraging. Do you have one hour a week to open up your heart to encourage a a mom in need? Please contact Linda Shepard for more information at 209-484-6908.
Support Families You Know Going through Foster Care/Adoption
Some ideas may include:
- Providing friendship and encouragement
- Providing a meal
- Babysitting, tutoring or providing rides
- Sharing helpful information about parenting and life in general
- Donating items you no longer need, like clothes, furniture, bicycles, etc.
- Advocating with/for families seeking the proper academic setting, mental and physical health opportunities, and other resources for their children
Many children enter foster care with just the clothes on their back or a few belongings in a garbage bag. Please create a Comfort Kit for a child who has just been uprooted from their family. Your loving and thoughtful donation will help a child make it through a difficult transition. To see the detail items needed for each age and gender, CLICK HERE. Please contact Crystal <email@example.com> for any questions you have as well as distribution of your Kits. Thank you for making a difference in a child’s life!
Often times, when foster children move from one foster home to another, all they have to carry their clothing and belongings in is black trash bags. This makes an already difficult and stressful time even more upsetting for children when they don’t have a decent suit case or duffle bag to pack their things in. FamiliesFirst will accept new suitcases and duffle bags to give foster youth, so they have something appropriate and nice to use when they have to be moved. If you would like to donate to a foster child in need of this important item, please contact Angie Timpone at firstname.lastname@example.org or 209-204-4155.
Foster children and their temporary foster host receive minimal notice when the child has to be moved to another location. Usually, more often than not, the child doesn’t have anything but clothing to take with them. The Quilters Guild has been donating personalized blankets to local foster children to help ease the transition. If you would like to become involved, please go to www.turlockquiltguild.org or contact Barbara (209-632-3052).
Local Organizations You Can Volunteer With
CASA of Stanislaus County – (209) 567-4230
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) builds close relationships with and serve as one-on-one advocates for children in foster care. We strive to serve and improve outcomes for more children, increase program quality, advance volunteer effectiveness and child welfare laws/policies.
Children’s Crisis Center – (209) 577-0138
Children’s Crisis Center is determined to reach children at risk and intervene with protective childcare and shelter before they are harmed. We make a concerted effort to provide child abuse prevention, intervention and shelter services to the abused, neglected and high risk children in Stanislaus County.
Foster Parent Association – email@example.com (209) 541-3819
Our Main focus at Foster Parent Association is to be a support system to address issues of foster parents, guardianship, and adoptive parents. Our organization was founded with the intention to support Stanislaus County’s foster parents and youth through advocacy, respite, food bank, clothes closet, and a warm smile. Currently the SCFPA has the privilege of serving over 600 children in Stanislaus County. In addition to these services we also host 3 main events each year to uplift and support our foster youth: Easter Celebration, Christmas Celebration and Back to School (Backpacks and School Supplies).
God’s Grace Adoption – (209) 572-4539
GGA is dedicated to helping place orphaned children of the world into forever families by helping Christian families overcome the financial burden of adopting children. God’s Grace Adoption is not an adoption agency, but rather works in cooperation with the agency to assist with the family’s financial needs. Help is available in the form of adoption grants or assistance in adoption fundraising.
Josie’s Place – firstname.lastname@example.org (209) 558-4464
Josie’s Place is a transitional young adult drop-in center and a Mental Health Services Act program providing support for young adults 18-25 in four different transition domains: employment, educational opportunities, living situation/housing and community life.
Modesto Pregnancy Center – (209) 526-1734
Modesto Pregnancy Center strives to reach more people with the message to value the human life by demonstrating compassion to mothers, fathers, and their unborn babies and to educate students and singles on sexual purity.
Olivianna’s Closet – (209) 577-1604
We assist single moms with infants – 2yr old children in our community who are in need of help by providing gently used clothing, new baby supplies such as diapers/wipes and blankets.
Royal Family Kids Camp – (209) 525-3600
We are the nation’s leading network of camps for abused, neglected and abandoned children. Our goal is to generate life-changing moments for children of abuse by providing a safe place for children to meet others and create happy memories.
Sierra Vista Child & Family Services – (209) 524-6371
Sierra Vista Child & Family Services has been helping abused, neglected and emotionally disturbed children and families in crisis in California’s Central Valley by offering a variety of community based counseling and family support services. We assist children, youth, and adults by empowering and supporting them in becoming stronger and healthier individuals, families and communities.
Women’s Haven – (209) 524-4331
Haven Women’s Center of Stanislaus County is a non-judgmental, holistic, client centered catalyst for individual empowerment and societal change. We promote and advocate safety and healing for women and children impacted by domestic or sexual violence.