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Resources

Welcome to the Foster & Kinship Care Education Program (FKCE) Resource List.  This list was created to provide all caregivers of foster and adoptive children with local and national resources in order to help you better meet the needs of the children in your care. We hope this list will serve as a “one-stop shop”  for you.

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Counseling & Support
 
Crisis Intervention
 
Educational Resources
Ethnic/Cultural Services
 
Foster/Kinship Care
 
Health & Safety
Legal Resources
 
Special Needs
 
Teens/Young Adults

Counseling & Support

Aspiranet 
1620 Cummins Drive, Ste. C 
Modesto 95358
(209) 622-1420
Website
Provides screening, diagnosis, and treatment to children in need.

Camp ALWAYS (A Life With Adoption Yields Success)
(916) 678-7254
Website 
A 5-day summer camp for adoptive parents and children. Usually held in late June-July. Details about registration and required fees available online in early spring.

Camp
 Erin of the Central Valley
(Sponsored by Community Hospice)
4368 Spyres Way
Modesto 95356
(209) 578-6370
Website 
A week-long camping experience, usually held in June,  designed for children 6-17 who have experienced the death of someone close to them. Located at Foothill Horizons Camp (free of charge). 

Center for Human Services
2000 W. Briggsmore Avenue, Ste. I
Modesto 95350
(209) 526-1476
Website
Offers a variety of services including youth and family counseling, crisis intervention, juvenile diversion, violence prevention, support groups, teen pregnancy prevention education, substance abuse prevention services, and anger management for teens.
 
Family Partnership Center
421 E. Morris Avenue
Modesto 95354 
(209) 558-8550
A collaborative service center that provides multiple supportive services to children and their families. The Center is currently comprised of three partner programs:

Kinship Program
(209) 558-7494
Offers support and information to kinship caregivers (grandparents, aunts, uncles) raising relative children receiving mental health services.

Parent Partnership Project
421 E. Morris Avenue
(209) 558-8550
Focus on empowering parents of children who are challenged by their behavioral and/or emotional needs through support, information, mentoring, advocacy, and parent-child centered activities.  

Families Together
(209) 558-8550
Provides additional innovative support services to families. 
 
Family Support Network
1405 West F Street, Ste. A
Oakdale 95361
(209) 847-5121
Website  
Department of Oak Valley Hospital District serving families and children in Oakdale and surrounding rural areas. Provides community outreach, health education, parent support groups, resources, and referrals. Programs in English and Spanish.

Haven Women’s Center–Children’s Services
618 13th Street 
Modesto 95354 
(209) 524-4331
Website  
Provides the following youth programs:
Kids Count! An 8-week group designed for children 5-11 whose lives have been touched by domestic violence. 
T.R.U.S.T.: An 8-week group designed for children 5-11 whose lives have been affected by sexual assault. 
Teens Count! An 8-week group designed for teens 12-17 whose lives have been impacted by domestic violence. 

Leaps and Bounds Program

4640 Spyres Way, Bldg. B., Ste. 7
Modesto 95356
(209) 558-4595
Outpatient program for children 0-5 and their families. Focus of treatment is on improving social and emotional health of child through the relationship with parent and child. Provides assistance in accessing early intervention programming. 
 
Oakdale Family Resource & Counseling Center
Center for Human Services
631 West F Street
Oakdale 95361 
(209) 847-0420
A “one stop” family resource center providing a variety of services to Eastside residents.
 
Parent Resource Center
811 5th Street                 530 S. Santa Cruz Avenue
Modesto 95351              Modesto 95354
(209) 549-8193              (209) 549-8822
Website 
Offers support to parents through in-home volunteer mentoring and onsite parenting education classes to decrease the risk of child abuse, neglect, and family violence. Child care is provided while parents attend onsite classes.
 
Parents United–Children's Sexual Abuse Treatment Team
610 14th Street
Modesto 95354
(209) 524-4858
Outpatient counseling for children, adolescents, and their families who have issues related to sexual abuse. 

Sierra Vista
 Child & Family Services
100 Poplar Avenue
Modesto 95354
(209) 523-4573
Website 
Provides programs to assist abused, neglected, and emotionally disturbed children and families in crisis. Children's services include early intervention, home-based services, counseling, and ADHD support.
 
Stanislaus County Behavioral Health & Recovery Services
Children's System of Care & Transitional Age Youth
800 Scenic Drive, Bldg. D
Modesto 95350
(888) 376-6246
Website
Offers children, adolescents, and their families a variety of mental health services.

Stanislaus
 County Mental/Behavioral Health
Website 
Provides resources for individuals, families, and agencies concerned with behavioral health.
 

Crisis Intervention

Child Protective Services
Stanislaus County Community Services Agency
251 E. Hackett Road
Modesto 95358
(209) 558-3665 (24 hrs.)
Hotline: 800-558-3665
Website 
Protective services for children suspected of being physically, sexually, or emotionally abused.
 
Child Welfare-Stanislaus County
Stanislaus County Community Services Agency
251 E. Hackett Road
Modesto 95358
(209) 558-2352
Services for children living in a foster or group home.
 
Children’s Crisis Center
(209) 577-0138
(209) 577-4413 (24-hour crisis counseling)
Website 
Provides 24-hour emergency shelter and childcare services to children from birth to 17 years of age. Services may be also used for short term child care as well. Foster parents should consult with their social worker if needing this service.
 
Juvenile Justice/Outpatient Services
2215 Blue Gum Avenue
Modesto 95358
(209) 525-5401
Website
For youth on formal or informal probation.  Mental health and substance abuse services are provided to youth and their families or caregivers. 

Educational Resources

Bridge Program–Modesto Junior College
MJC East Campus
435 College Avenue
Modesto 95350
(209) 575-6838
Website 
Participants in the Bridge Program are former foster youth, former wards of the court, or EOP&S eligible students. Students take classes together for 15 weeks, learning all the basic skills necessary to achieve their educational goals. 

Foster Youth Services–Stanislaus County Office of Education
1100 H Street
Modesto 95354
(209) 238-1384 (Student Support Specialist)
Website 
Programs provide support services to foster children who suffer the traumatic effects of displacement from family and schools and multiple placements in foster care. Education-related services include instruction, counseling, tutoring, and mentoring.  

Head Start Program
Website 
Promotes the school readiness of children age birth to five years from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development. 

Promise Scholars – California State University, Stanislaus
CSU
One University Circle
Turlock 95382
(209) 667-3957
Website 
Provides individualized attention, access, and supportive resources to assist emancipated and current foster youth in achieving academic success in higher education.
 
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Ethnic/Cultural Services

El Concilio Community Center
1314 H Street
Modesto 95354
(209) 523-2860
Website 
Services aim to improve quality of life for Latinos and others through counseling, referrals, and education. Examples of programs offered include family services, health care education, citizenship classes, financial literacy, and legal services for seniors.
 
Multi-Cultural Community Health Coalition
West Modesto Community Collaborative
601 South Martin Luther King Drive
Modesto 95351
(209) 522-6902
Website 
Provides outreach, advocacy, programs, and services that improve the quality of life for children and families in West Modesto.
 
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Foster/Kinship Care

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
801 11th Street, 3rd Floor
Modesto 95353
(209) 548-6320
Website 
Provides advocacy services for all abused and neglected children in the dependency court system through the use of trained volunteers. 

Child Welfare-Stanislaus County
Stanislaus County Community Services Agency
251 E. Hackett Road
Modesto 95358
(209) 558-2352
Services for children living in a foster or group home. 

Family Partnership Center
421 E. Morris Avenue
Modesto 95354
(209) 558-8550
A collaborative service center that provides multiple supportive services to children and their families. The Center is currently comprised of three partner programs:

Kinship Program
(209) 558-7494
Offers support and information to kinship caregivers (grandparents, aunts, uncles) raising relative children receiving mental health services. 

Parent Partnership Project
(209) 558-8550
Focus on empowering parents of children who are challenged by their behavioral and/or emotional needs through support, information, mentoring, advocacy, and parent-child centered activities.

Families Together 
(209) 558-8550
Provides additional innovative support services to families. 

Foster Parent Association–Stanislaus County
3900 Morgan Road, Ste. B
Ceres 95307
(209) 541-3819
Website 
Provides support to Stanislaus County foster parents and youth through advocacy, respite, food bank, referral services, and clothing. 

Foster Youth Services–Stanislaus County Office of Education
1100 H Street
Modesto 95354
(209) 238-1384 (Student Support Specialist)
Website 
Programs provide support services to foster children who suffer the traumatic effects of displacement from family and schools and multiple placements in foster care. Education-related services include instruction, counseling, tutoring, and mentoring. 

Respite Care Services (for foster children only):
Respite care is prearranged child care that is provided when a foster parent, relative, or non-related caregiver needs temporary child care for dependent children in out-of-home placement. Contact your social worker to notify him/her of the requested date of respite care.
Available agencies for respite care are: 

Foster Parent Association
3900 Morgan Road, Ste. B
Ceres 95307
(209) 541-3819
Website 
You will need to complete a Request for Respite form at the Foster Parent Association and receive a timesheet for the respite care provider to complete. Respite services will be paid by FPA. 

Children’s Crisis Center
(209) 577-0138
(209) 577-4413 (24-hour crisis counseling)
Website 
Provides 24-hour emergency shelter and childcare services to children from birth to 17 years of age. Services may be also used for short term child care as well. Foster parents should consult with their social worker if needing this service. 

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Health & Safety

Car Seat Safety Checks
California law requires children to be properly secured in a vehicle’s back seat in a child safety seat or booster seat until they are eight years old. A child’s safety seat should be inspected by a trained, nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. In Stanislaus County, contact:
Modesto Police Department: (209) 572-9500
California Highway Patrol: (209) 545-7440
Stanislaus County Health Services Agency/Keep Baby Safe Program: (209) 558-7400


Medical/Dental Referrals
Child Health & Disability Prevention (CHDP) Program
830 Scenic Drive, 3rd floor
Modesto 95353
(209) 558-8860
Website 
CHDP Program serves California’s infants, youth, and teens. All foster children with Medi-Cal are eligible for CHDP. Staff members provide information on pediatricians, family practitioners, and dentists throughout Stanislaus County who are enrolled as CHDP providers. Public Health Nurses assist substitute care providers (foster parents and relative caregivers) in making timely referrals for medical, dental, mental health services, and early intervention to specialty providers. Contact the office to obtain information on the CHDP providers in your area.
 
WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Nutrition Program
USDA Food and Nutrition Service
251 E. Hackett Rd.                        1125 N. Golden State Blvd.
Modesto 95358                             Turlock 95380
(209) 558-1244                             (209) 664-8059
 
Offices also located in Oakdale, Patterson, and Waterford.
WIC is a federally-funded health and nutrition program that helps pregnant and postpartum women, infants, and children under five to eat well and stay healthy. You can apply on behalf of your foster child if he or she is under five years of age. Income eligibility is based on the amount of income you receive for your foster child. He or she counts as a family of one where the Welfare agency is legally responsible for the child. 
 
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Legal Resources

Special Needs

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Clinic
Sierra Vista Child & Family Services
916 McHenry Avenue
Modesto 95350
(209) 550-5850
Website 
Provides intervention and support to the child coping with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Services are designed to promote the child's success in the home, school, and community.
 
Emotionally Disturbed Support Services
Sierra Vista Child & Family Services
100 Poplar Avenue
Modesto 95354
(209) 523-4573
Website
Provides non-public and public school services to children and adolescents who have been identified as emotionally disturbed. Includes on-site school services, respite, wraparound services, advocacy, and clinical services. 

Society for Disabilities
1129 8th Street
Modesto 95354
(209) 524-3536
Website 
Provides adaptive recreation, educational programs, job training services, and loan of adaptive equipment for disabled children and adults. Special funds may be available for those unable to pay for adaptive equipment.

Valley Mountain Regional Center
1820 Blue Gum Avenue                  702 N. Aurora Street            704 Mtn. Ranch Rd., Ste. 203
Modesto 95358                               Stockton 95202                    San Andreas 95249
(209) 529-2626                               (209) 473-0951                    (209) 754-1871
Website 
Serves children and adults with developmental disabilities in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Amador, Calaveras, and Tuolumne counties. Free diagnosis and assessment services are available to any person suspected of having a developmental disability.
  

Teens/Young Adults

After 18 Program
Stanislaus County Community Services Agency
251 E. Hackett Road
Modesto 95358
(209) 558-3627
Provides continued services and support for foster youth as they transition out of care. Prepares youth for the transition to adulthood and self-sufficiency rather than serve as an extension of traditional foster care. 

Alateen Addiction Support Services
(209) 524-3907
Website 
Alateen, part of Alcohol Anonymous, helps families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend.  Alateen is the recovery program for young people.  Meetings are held at various locations in Modesto. See website for details.

Community Youth Connection
201 Jennie Street (Hutton House)
Modesto 95354
(209) 526-1623
Website 
CYC is a youth run, adult supported community service project impacting and changing lives. CYC is run primarily out of Hutton House, a youth shelter for 13-17 year olds operated by the Center for Human Services. 

Hutton House
201 Jennie Street
Modesto 95354
(209) 526-1623
Crisis Line: (209) 526-5544
Website 
Hutton House is a temporary shelter care for youth in crisis who are 13-17 years, operated by the Center for Human Services. It provides services in a residential setting for a maximum of 15 days. A 24-hour emergency telephone line and drop-in counseling for runaway teens are available. 

Pathways
608 E. Granger Avenue, Unit 25
Modesto 95350
(209) 526-3809
Website
A transitional living and supportive services program for young adults ages 18-21 years, operated by the Center for Human Services. The program serves homeless young adults, many of whom are former foster care youth who have limited financial and emotional support. Anyone interested in learning more about Pathways may attend a "Pathways Orientation" held every Friday at 3:30 P.M.   
 
PFLAG (Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians & Gays)
PO Box 4311
Modesto 95352
(209) 566-2468
Website 
The mission of PFLAG is to promote the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning persons, as well as their families and friends.

San Joaquin Valley Teen Challenge
6643 Faith Home Road
Ceres 95307
(209) 537-060
Website 
A Christian evangelistic residential treatment program (12-16 months) for males age 18 and older, located on a working ranch. Clients may cover fee with work and sponsorship.

Teen Line
(800) 852-8336
Website 
For teens to talk to teens, 6:00pm-10:00pm.

Teen Programs at Center for Human Services
1700 McHenry Village Way, Ste. 11
Modesto 95350
(209) 526-1476
Website 
Offers a variety of services including youth and family counseling in community and school-based settings, crisis intervention, assistance with runaways, juvenile diversion, violence prevention, support groups, teen pregnancy prevention education, adolescent substance abuse prevention services, and anger management for teens. Other areas served: Ceres, Oakdale, and Westside communities (i.e., Crows Landing, Grayson, Newman, Patterson, Westley).

Teen Recovery Center
330 McHenry Blvd., Ste. C
Modesto 95354
(209) 577-3595
Hotline: (209) 236-5332
Teens enrolled in the program will either receive dual diagnosis treatment or alcohol and drug treatment, depending on needs and funding.

Teens Count!-Haven’s Women Center
618 13th Street
Modesto  95354
(209) 524-4331
Website 
A 10-week program for teens who have experienced any form of violence. 

The PLACE (People Learning Acceptance Creating Equality)
Meetings held at College Avenue United Church of Christ
1341 College Avenue
Modesto 95350
(209) 818-2378
Website 
The PLACE is a non-religious support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth ages 14-20. Meetings are held twice a month. Parents of LGBTQ can join the parent support group.

Transitional Age/Young Adult­-Josie's Place Drop-in Center 
1208 9th Street
Modesto 95354
(209) 558-4464
Provides an array of resources to support young adults 18-25 years, or 16-17 years if a current client of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services. Services include employment assistance, educational opportunities, living situation/housing, and community life. 


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Contact Us

FKCE Office
(209) 575-6688
fkce@mjc.edu

Nick Konner
Program Director
konnern@mjc.edu

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