Employment & Human Services Department Continues to Administer Medi-Cal, CalWORKs, CalFresh, Head Start, Child Welfare, Aging & Adult, and Other Federally-Funded Services Martinez, Calif. (January 20, 2018) – The Contra… Continue Reading Benefit Programs are Intact for Contra Costa County Residents during Federal Government Shutdown
One of the most common questions we get is “why is foster care needed?” It’s a legitimate question; after all, are there really that many children out there whose parents… Continue Reading Why Is Foster Care Needed?
The holidays are here, and once again the days around Thanksgiving will be the most-traveled days of the years. A month later, millions more people will be traveling for Christmas,… Continue Reading Traveling With Your Foster Family During the Holidays
Now that it’s almost winter, the holidays are upon us. There’s Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, and New Years. It’s a pretty stressful time, but it’s the most exciting and happy… Continue Reading Fostering a Child During the Holidays
Foster care is a rather quiet part of the system set up for the public good. Because we’re dealing with kids and the delicate situations that they have been through,… Continue Reading Famous Foster Children Who Have Been Through Foster Care
In our most recent blog, we detailed some of the common myths that plague the foster care system. Many of those myths could prevent people from considering foster care in… Continue Reading Myths About Adopting Through the Foster Care System
One of the first blogs we ever wrote was about common myths regarding the foster care system. We thought it important to deal with those myths right away, because we… Continue Reading Even More Myths About Foster Care We’d Like to Debunk
When you foster a child with the help of Contra Costa County, one of the first questions that comes to mind might be about adoption.The title of “foster parent” can… Continue Reading Will You Be Expected To Adopt When Fostering A Child?
We like to be as transparent as possible when it comes to money and foster care. It’s a touchy subject, of course. After all, in a perfect world the foster… Continue Reading What Does (and Doesn’t) Foster Care Pay For?
Does the title of this article surprise you? After all, what could be so different about food in foster care? It’s not like it’s “food in an orphanage” or “food… Continue Reading Food In Foster Care