A positive role model, a helping hand
A positive, natural support system provides lasting connections in the form of emotional safety, dependability, consistency, and permanency. Through our philosophy of unconditional care, caring adults offer stability, help youth make positive life choices, and connect them to vital resources throughout their transition into adulthood.
Resource & Advocacy Support Services (RASS)
Working in partnership with Santa Clara County Department of Family and Children’s Services, RASS provides support and resources to county-licensed foster and adoptive parents. Our goal is to stabilize youth placements in their foster and adoptive homes by identifying the family’s needs, providing support and resources, and promoting the child’s stabilization.
Our Umoja program serves families and children referred by the Santa Clara County Department of Family and Children’s Services. Staff function as a cultural bridge between all groups to ensure services are administered with complete understanding. Umoja’s four objectives are to ensure child safety in the home; reduce the number of children of color in the Child Welfare System; provide cultural understanding between families and social workers; and connect families to culturally sensitive community resources.
Family Finding assists youth in locating and contacting relatives who may be able to provide a stable, supportive living environment to prevent the youth’s entry and/or stay in the foster care system.
Youth Acceptance Program
Youth Acceptance Project is a program designed to provide a continuum of services to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and gender non-conforming youth and their families. We work with birth families, foster families, relatives, adoptive families and caregivers of LGBTQ and gender non-confirming children and youth through evidence-based therapeutic engagement.