NEED TO BE LOVED
There are over 800 kids in foster care in Stanislaus County.
Every number has a name.
Every name has a story.
Love Our Kids 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.
The Comfort Kit Drive is an annual event where volunteers from the community come together to assemble comfort kits which will be given to children entering foster care.
Coming December 2022
Hear from panel of former foster youth and resource parents about their experiences and how you can best support youth in foster care.
March 12, 2022, 9-11am
Redeemer Church, 820 H Street, Modesto, CA 95354
Love Our Kids 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.
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 of adoption, the process is now the same. The first step is to attend Orientation to learn more about the program.
Another option is to become a Safe Family. Safe Families come alongside birth families to provide support in the hopes that a child does not have to enter the foster care system. You take on an "Extended Family" role for families in crisis. Bethany Christian Services heads up this program and would love to help your family start the process of certification.
"Without Love Our Kids, I would have nothing. I would still be gathering items for my home and my family in order to reunify. I feel very blessed."
Love Our Kids Recipient