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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

Scheduled Events, Trainings and Workshops

Download our 2017 PRIDE 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

workshops and flyers


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

27mar9:00 am- 12:00 pmFaith In Motion9:00 am - 12:00 pm PST 1350 Osos St, San Luis Obispo, CA Event Organized By: Dori Iunker

27mar5:30 pm- 7:30 pmS.T.A.R. TrainingSupport, Training, And Advocacy for Resource Families5:30 pm - 7:30 pm PST 3563 Empleo St. San Luis Obispo CA 93401

28mar5:30 pm- 7:30 pmSPARK (Evening Sessions)Successful Parenting Class5:30 pm - 7:30 pm PST 3563 Empleo St. San Luis Obispo CA 93401

29mar9:00 am- 12:00 pmOFR Quarterly TrainingOptions for Recovery 4 Class Series9:00 am - 12:00 pm PST 3563 Empleo St. San Luis Obispo CA 93401

29mar9:00 am- 11:00 amSPARK (Day Sessions)Successful Parenting Class9:00 am - 11:00 am PST 3563 Empleo St. San Luis Obispo CA 93401

4apr5:30 pm- 7:30 pmSPARK (Evening Sessions)Successful Parenting Class5:30 pm - 7:30 pm PST 3563 Empleo St. San Luis Obispo CA 93401

5apr9:00 am- 11:00 amSPARK (Day Sessions)Successful Parenting Class9:00 am - 11:00 am PST 3563 Empleo St. San Luis Obispo CA 93401

6apr4:00 pm- 9:00 pmCPR/First Aid Training4:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST 3563 Empleo St. San Luis Obispo CA 93401

7apr6:00 pm- 8:00 pmFoster Parent MixerFoster Parent Mixer6:00 pm - 8:00 pm pst 1930 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

10apr6:00 pm- 9:00 pmHOT TOPIC6:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST 3563 Empleo St. San Luis Obispo CA 93401

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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