BECOMING A FOSTER PARENT IN CONTRA COSTA COUNTY

We are looking for foster parents

EHSD is looking for parents to provide a safe, nurturing place for children. In Contra Costa County, we protect nearly 2,200 children each year who have been abused or neglected. To each child, this means leaving friends behind. Starting over at a new school. Not attending the same church. Dropping off the soccer team they love. Sleeping in a strange bed. Eating meals that may not be familiar. And while they are undergoing all these huge changes, they are grieving for their old, familiar way of life, and for their family, regardless of the abuse or neglect.

 

Who is eligible to become a resource family?

Foster Parents can be married, single, or same gender couples. You may or may not have children of your own. You don’t have to own your own home and you may live in an apartment. Foster Parents come from all ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds. To be certified for foster care, you will need to fill out an application and:

  • Live in Contra Costa County
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be fingerprinted
  • Have an income that covers the needs of your own family

Your home must meet these requirements:

  • There must be adequate bedroom space to accommodate all family members, including foster children.
  • Your home, inside and out, must be safe and in good condition.

Become a Foster Parent for a child
from your community.

Call our toll free number

(866) 313-7788

OR (925) 602-6910

Today, right near you, is a child who needs foster care.

PITTSBURG

Pittsburg Senior Center

300 Presidio Lane

Wednesday, May 10 • 1 to 3 p.m.

Wednesday, June 21 • 1 to 3 p.m.

Wednesday, July 19 • 1 to 3 p.m.

SAN PABLO

San Pablo Community Center

2450 Road 20

Thursday, May 11 • 2 to 4 p.m.

Thursday, June 8 • 2 to 4 p.m.

Thursday, July 13 • 2 to 4 p.m.

PLEASANT HILL

CCC EHSD Office

500 Ellinwood Way

Tuesday, May 23 • 5 to 7 p.m.

Tuesday, June 27 • 5 to 7 p.m.

Tuesday, July 25 • 5 to 7 p.m.

You do not need to register in advance.

We look forward to seeing you!

For more information, call (866) 313-7788 or (925) 602-6910