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Become an Everyday Hero

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

upcoming workshops, trainings and other events

Download our 2016 PRIDE Schedule
Download our 2016 Independent Living Brochure
Download our 2016 Independent Living Calendar
Download our 2016 Foster Kinship Care Education Calendar
Download our 2015 PEN Newsletter

1sep4:00 pm- 9:00 pmCPR/First Aid Class4:00 pm - 9:00 pm 3563 Empleo St. San Luis Obispo CA 93401

10sep9:00 am- 4:00 pmPRIDE Class # 19:00 am - 4:00 pm 6225 Atascadero Mall, Atascadero CA

11sep11:00 am- 3:30 pmSummer Fun at Ravine Waterpark11:00 am - 3:30 pm PST 2301 Airport Road, Paso Robles CA 93446Event Organized By: Linda Belch

12sep5:30 pm- 8:00 pmSupport Training & Advocacy for Resource Families (STAR) September Topic; Allegations Against a Resource Family5:30 pm - 8:00 pm PST 6225 Atascadero CA 93422

15sep6:00 pm- 9:00 pmPRIDE Class #26:00 pm - 9:00 pm 6225 Atascadero CA 93422

15sep6:00 pm- 7:00 pmBE A RESOURCE FAMILY TO CHILDREN IN NEED6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 1086 E. Grand Ave. Room # 107 Arroyo Grande, CA 93420Event Organized By: Jo Ellen Smelcer

16sep9:00 am- 2:30 pmChild Welfare Academy Topic: Educational Rights and Individual Education Plans9:00 am - 2:30 pm PST 6225 Atascadero CA 93422

17sep9:00 am- 4:00 pmPRIDE Class # 39:00 am - 4:00 pm 6225 Atascadero Mall, Atascadero CA

22sep6:00 pm- 9:00 pmPRIDE Class # 46:00 pm - 9:00 pm 6225 Atascadero Mall, Atascadero CA

24sep9:00 am- 4:00 pmPRIDE Class # 59:00 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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