Support and Assistance

The County of Sacramento is recruiting resource families to provide a stable and supportive home for children who cannot remain in their birth home due to abuse or neglect. Approved resource families have access to support services including:

Compensation: Resource families are reimbursed for the child's basic needs

Respite:  This is a service for the foster/resource families who may need a short-term placement for up to 72 hours for various reasons, such as family emergencies or problems within the home. 

Training:  Resource parents will have training before placement of children in their home.  In-service trainings are offered to help resource families meet the needs of the children placed in their home.  Examples of training may be crisis intervention, substance abuse issues, stages of development, handling different behaviors and positive discipline. 

Other services/resources include:

  • The Foster Parent Association
  • Support Groups and Mentors
  • Holiday Party
  • Annual Foster Picnic
  • Bi-lingual support services in Spanish and English