A campaign supported by NCAT
The Need in Shasta County
On any given day, through no fault of their own, children are put in a position where they need a safe place to stay while a dedicated team of Children’s Services staff and community partners work with their parents to ensure their home is a safe and stable environment for them to grow and succeed. This is where resource families (also known as foster families) come in. They provide vital support to children in their time of need.
In Shasta County, we have approximately 431 children in out-of-home placement. There are not enough homes to take all of these children. Approximately 100 children have to leave our community in order to have a placement home. We especially need homes for youth 10-15.
The number of homes doing foster care in Shasta County: 237
The number of children in foster care: 431
The number of children placed out of Shasta County: 100
It is hardest to find placement for ages 12 and up.
How Can I Help?
There are several ways you can help!
Become a Resource Parent/Family
Transitional In-Home Mentor
Respite Care Worker
Supplying Needs of Resource Families
Become an Ambassador for the Issue
Fill out this simple form below to reach out to the 5 local agencies below and they will contact you about next steps on getting involved.
Shasta County Foster Family Agencies
Click on a logo to visit an agency website and learn about their vision and mission.