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There are over 600 kids in foster care in Stanislaus County.

Every number has a name.

Every name has a story.

The Kids Program is dedicated to making sure children throughout Stanislaus County feel loved. Our main focus is on supporting children in foster care and resource families as well as educating the public on how they can best support youth in the foster care system.


Hear from a panel of former foster youth and the professionals who work with them about their experiences and how you can best support youth in foster care.

Join us for this free event!


MARCH 2025


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Become a

By becoming a Resource Parent, you will partner with Stanislaus County Child Welfare, to provide both short term and long term care for a child in need. Whether you are interested in foster care or adoption, the process is now the same. The first step is to attend Orientation to learn more about the program.



The Kids Program works directly with County Child Welfare to identify the specific needs of foster children and their families. With this list of needs, we have inspired hundreds of community members who have stepped up to help. Through this framework, we have been able to keep birth families together and children out of the system which ultimately increases the health of these kids overall.

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Hair care

Did you know there is a big need for textured hair care products for kids entering foster care?

We want to love all children well and have now made these items available to social workers to help

make a new transition smoother.

The response has been INCREDIBLE!

Clearly this was a need, and we want to help!⁠

If you would like more information about how you can partner with us on this project, email us below!

Brown Sneakers

donate new shoes to a child in foster care

a senior portrait session

At our recent Every Child Matters event, one of our panelists bravely shared that when she graduated high school she had no one to celebrate with. This just shouldn't be! We are working with local photographers to give a senior portrait session to graduates as a way to say

"We are so proud of you!"


For just $40, you can sponsor a graduate giving them a free portrait session, a digital copy of all their photos, 10 graduation announcements, and a framed 8x10 photo.


comfort kit



We are so grateful for the generous and long-standing support of our partners. In addition to financial support, you can get involved by donating items, volunteering at events, and helping us love on kids across Stanislaus County.

"Without the Kids Program, I would have nothing. I would still be gathering items for my home and my family in order to reunify. I feel very blessed."


Kids Program Recipient

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