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children and families need your help

You can make a difference in the lives of our County's most vulnerable children. From becoming a Resource Parent to mentoring a child or sponsoring a youth activity, you can make a difference.

Our Department serves children of all ages from infants to young adults. We need people who are willing to invest in the lives of youth, people who are willing to become partners in building a community of caring adults. By choosing to open your heart and your home to a foster youth, you can provide a safe harbor for them while their birth families work on recovering from their own challenges. The choice is yours and there are many opportunities to become involved at all levels.

Ready to become our next Everyday Hero? Get Involved HERE
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Events Calendar

Scheduled Events, Trainings and Workshops

Download our 2017 Resource Family Training Schedule
Download our 2017 OFR Quarterly Training Schedule
Download our 2016 Independent Living Brochure
Download our 2017 Independent Living Calendar
Download our 2017 Foster Kinship Care Education Calendar
Download our 2015 PEN Newsletter

Upcoming Training

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Download our 2016 Just In Time Training Schedule for Resource Parents.
Download our Workshop flyer for Parenting Traumatized Children.

18aug9:00 am2:00 pmEvent CancelledAugust Child Welfare Academy9:00 am - 2:00 pm PST 6225 Atascadero Mall, Atascadero CADownload Event Flyer

19aug(aug 19)9:00 am(aug 19)9:00 amRFT Class #3- AugustResource Family Training9:00 am - 4:00 pm 4029 S. Higuera St., San Luis Obispo CA

21aug(aug 21)6:00 pm(aug 21)6:00 pmResource Family Information MeetingBe a Resource Family to Children in Need6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST 3433 S. Higuera St. San Luis Obispo, CA 93403Download Event Flyer

23aug(aug 23)9:00 am(aug 23)9:00 amSPARK: Part 7Successful Parenting At Risk Kids9:00 am - 11:00 am PST 3563 Empleo St. San Luis Obispo CA 93401Download Event Flyer

24aug(aug 24)6:00 pm(aug 24)6:00 pmRFT Class #4- AugustResource Family Training6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 4029 S. Higuera St., San Luis Obispo CA

25aug(aug 25)9:00 am(aug 25)9:00 amResource Family Support Group (RSFG)RSFG- Open to ALL new or existing Foster, Relative, and Adoptive Families9:00 am - 12:00 pm PST 3563 Empleo St. San Luis Obispo CA 93401

26aug(aug 26)9:00 am(aug 26)9:00 amRFT Class #5- AugustResource Family Training9:00 am - 4:00 pm 4029 S. Higuera St., San Luis Obispo CA

29aug(aug 29)5:30 pm(aug 29)5:30 pmFoster Parent Mixer (Copy)Foster Parent Mixer BBQ5:30 pm - 7:30 pm pst

30aug(aug 30)9:00 am(aug 30)9:00 amSPARK: Part 8Successful Parenting At Risk Kids9:00 am - 11:00 am PST 3563 Empleo St. San Luis Obispo CA 93401Download Event Flyer

02sep(sep 2)9:00 am(sep 2)9:00 amRFT Class #1- SeptemberResource Family Training9:00 am - 4:00 pm 6225 Atascadero Mall, Atascadero CA

Family Testimonials

We Love Being Parents!

Adoption for our family was a way to bring another child into our lives. We thought about having more birth children when we first started foster parenting. As foster parents for so many children, we realized that love can be strong whether it is for an adoptive, foster or birth child. We love being parents.

Beverly and Christopher J., Adoptive Parents

Motherhood Miracle!

However motherhood comes to you it is a miracle.


Valerie Harper, Adoptive Parent

Could any child be more wanted or loved?

When I held my first-born I wondered, could any child be more wanted or loved? But with each successive child the love has grown, and the love I felt for the newborn babe is little different from the love I feel for the child who shyly took my hand and agreed to be my daughter.

Dawn Newell, Adoptive Parent

Family is such a key part of our identity!

I have never been more privileged or found more joy in anything than adopting my daughter from foster care at age 14. No one would say it was easy, but it was beautiful.

Brooke Cone, Adoptive Parent

Children make our lives complete!

Our children have given our lives new meaning. They have showed us how to be young again. I wish our children did not have to experience the trauma they endured in order for us to have them but we will be there to make sure that it doesn't ever happen again.

Lorene and Nancy H., Adoptive Parents

Experiencing the joy of changing even one day in a child's life is a gift in itself!

In thinking about a quote regarding our experience with fostering, a million things cross our mind. To say this has been rewarding would be a gross understatement. Experiencing the joy of changing even one day in a child's life is a gift in itself. We have love to share and to be able to do so in this manner has changed our lives forever. Our family looks forward to the many journeys ahead.

Brandon & Garrett, Adoptive Parents

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