FosterHope Sacramento


Our mission is to be a leader in providing therapeutic foster care services to children, teens, and families and to be an instrument of healing for the spirit, mind, and body of the youth in care in order to help them reach their fullest potential in a safe and nurturing environment.

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Address: 4144 Winding Way
Sacramento, CA 95841
County or Parish: Sacramento
Primary NTEE: Human Services 
Sub NTEE: Foster Care 
Executive Director: Erin Brown
Contact Email: ebrown@fosterhopesac.org
Primary Phone: 916-737-1481
Website: http://fosterhopesac.org
FosterHope is a non-profit foster family agency serving the greater Sacramento valley since 1986. We serve Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, San Joaquin, and El Dorado counties. The organization was founded for the purpose of professionalizing foster care in the treatment of emotionally disturbed children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect and sexual exploitation. We believe that foster parents should receive the highest professional training in intervention with emotionally traumatized children in order to provide a therapeutic environment within a normal family setting in the community.This approach to foster care serves not only the approximate 250 foster children served by FosterHope each year, but the entire community by maintaining high level needs children in families and neighborhoods, children who might otherwise be placed in group homes or institutions. This saves our counties' resources, reduces taxes and prevents overloading of our state's increasingly crowded institutions and does so without sacrificing our obligation to treat these children. FosterHope is committed to the belief that foster care is capable of becoming a professional treatment milieu. To that end, FosterHope has made three principles its standard of excellence: Professional training of foster parents, weekly support by social workers who are at the master's degree level or above, and rigorous accountability through written reports.
FosterHope Sacramento needs support in general operations, special events and emancipating teens. We sponsor the annual Northern California Foster Parent Conference and other events focused on supporting foster parents. Emancipating teens need specialized support and we want to help them avoid failure and live successful lives. We are hoping to raise $10,000 in order to expand the programs we offer and improve the services we provide to foster children in our community.
Our top needs:
  1. Board Members - We are looking for passionate and proactive Board members who have it in their heart to help the most vulnerable children in our community.
  2. Volunteers - We are looking for passionate and proactive volunteers who have it in their heart to help the most vulnerable children in our community.
  3. Funding: Unrestricted - We accept monetary donations to support our different events for our foster families throughout the year.
  4. Funding: Program - We accept monetary donations to support the programs and services we offer our foster families.
  5. In-Kind Donations - We accept in-kind donations of clothing, books, toys, and gift cards.
FosterHope Sacramento has developed a niche in the foster care system over the past 5 - 10 years. With a unique blend of families that have grown in the system through training, experience and enduring patience, our organization specializes in the care of Foster Youth ages 13 - 21. These are the youth that are often over looked and forgotten. Most will age out of the system. Fortunately, with the passing of AB12 they are now allowed to remain in the system until they reach the age of 21 instead of 18. However, that alone does not prepare them for the difficulties they will face as independent adults exiting the foster care system. FosterHope strives to find innovative ways to help lead these youth to a promising future. Funding is needed to develop programs to assist in their development and academic achievements. We continue to work together with the youth and families in order to instill confidence and life skills for a brighter tomorrow.

Erin Brown, Executive Director