CFLC has been serving troubled youth for over thirty years in a residential setting. The children arrive with emotional and behavioral issues due to past traumas, that will limit their success as they transition to adulthood
Foster children and youth, from drug exposed new-borns to pregnant teens, need caring and loving homes with dedicated parents who will treat them just like family. Many foster children are abused, most are behind in school and all are looking to be part of a real family.
As a foster family you will play an active role in your foster child's education and emotional and physical health. Foster kids need your advocacy at school and help with their homework, regular medical and dental checkups, many will be in counseling, and most will have frequent supervised visits with their natural parents.
Children may need to be a part of your family for a few weeks, or a few years, depending on the courts' evaluation of their parent's rehabilitation. Regardless, each day a child is a member of your family is the greatest antidote to the abuse and neglect that brought them to your door.
Because many children are adopted by their foster families, and because child abuse is so persistent, CFLC is always looking â€œfor a few good homesâ€. If you are ready to make the commitment these children deserve and;
Can provide a stable, nurturing home and model healthy relationships
Are at least 24 years old and financially stable
Are in good physical health
Have not married or divorced in the last 12 months
Can work with natural parents, educators, physicians, and therapists
Please call CFLC at the location nearest you and a friendly, experienced recruiter will answer your questions and help you become a certified foster parent.
The initial application can be filled out at the link below, saved, and e-mailed directly to CFLC at the nearest center to you (see below).
Where We Work
What We Do
California Family Life Center's mission is to provide safety, comfort and healing to children suffering abuse and abandonment; to teach love and trust; to instill self-esteem, values and hope for the future - and in so doing, assist children trapped in hopelessness and despair become compassionate and contributing members of the community.