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Alameda County
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El Dorado County
Fresno County
Humboldt County
Imperial County
Kern County
Los Angeles County
Madera County
Marin County
Merced County
Napa County
Orange County
Placer County
Riverside County
Sacramento County
San Bernardino County
San Diego County
San Francisco County
San Joaquin County
San Luis Obispo County
Santa Clara County
Shasta County
Siskiyou County
Solano County
Sonoma County
Stanislaus County
Tulare County
Tuolumne County
Ventura County
Yolo County

Alameda County

Foster Parent Association:
(CSFPA) Tina Hughes – (510) 430-0942 Fax (510) 553-1565

Alameda County Social Services Agency:
Alameda County SSA – 401 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607 – (510) 268-4298
Alameda County Ombudsman – Sheri Brook – (510) 268-2365
Alameda County Independent Living Program – Ken Shaw – (510) 667-7688 (510) 520-6288

A Better Way
Dennis Bush – 3200 Adeline Berkeley, CA 94703 – (510) 601-0203 x311

Casey Family Programs
Stacie Buchanan – Community Supervisor – 491 9th St., Oakland, CA 94607 – (510) 350-2976 / (510) 444-4025 x42976

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund – DREDF
Katie Kell – 2212 6th St., Berkelely, CA 94719 – (510) 644-2555x277
Cheryl Theis – (510) 644-2555 x233

Family Builders
Jill Jacobs
Foster and Kinship Education, Los Positas College
Anne Loyola – 3000 Campus Hill Dr., Livermore, CA 94551 – (925) 424-1172

Family Support Services – Bay Area
Donna Moore – 401 Grand Ave, #500, Oakland, CA 94610 – (510) 832-2443 x3008
Preeti Bhardwaj – (510) 832-2443 x3054

Legal Assistance for Seniors
Kristen Boney – Staff Attorney – 464 7th St., Oakland, CA 94703 – (510) 832-3040 x342
Gene Harris – Legal Advocate – 464 7th St., Oakland, CA 94703 – (510) 832-3040 x342

Lincoln Child Care Center Kinship Support Services
Carole Peck – 2787 Patrick Ave., Hayward, CA 94544 – (510) 305-9893
George Bleasdale – (510) 583-8026

Lilliput Children’s Center – San Leandro
Joy Metoyer – (510) 483-2030

Contra Costa County

Foster Parent Association:
Mary Haghenbeck – (510) 223-2022

Foster Parent Network
Nancy Deweese – 256 Fernwood, Moraga, CA 94556 – (925) 376-3478

Contra Costa Children and Family Department:
Contra Costa Children & Family Dept–Director – Valerie Earley – (925) 313-1583

EMQ Families First
Antoinette Harris – 3350 Clayton Rd., Concord, CA 94519 – (925) 325-3336

Family Stress Center
Juli Rosaritas – 315 G St., Antioch, CA 94509 – (925) 706-8477 x230

El Dorado County


Foster Parent Association:
Foster Parent Association – Bonnie McLane – (530) 333-1482

El Dorado County Department of Human Services:
Dept. Human Services, Director – Daniel Nielson – (530) 642-7300

Independent Living Program Coordinator – (ILP) Tina Stevens – (530) 642-4829

Fresno County

Foster Parent Association:
Sun Valley Foster Parents - I’Dell Smith – 559-217-6935
Kay Crockell – 4675 Holt, Fresno, CA 93705 – (559) 222-9766

Fresno County Department of Children and Family Services:
Quality Assurance – Ambra Dorsey – (559) 253-9450

Fresno County Independent Living Program
Kathleen Mattesich – (559) 453-3964

Fresno County Child Welfare Quality Assurance-Consumer Liaison-
Anthony Norwood – (559) 600-9450/600-2093

Humboldt County

Foster Parent Association:
FPA –New Direction – Rose Baker – (707) 443-0300
Humboldt Foster Parent Ass. – Brian Nunn

Humboldt Department of Social Services
Jamie Monroe – 707-268-2762

Independent Living Program – Terry Marroquin – 707-476-1293

Imperial County

Foster Parent Association:
Kimberly Alden – (760) 355-1990

Imperial County Children and Family Services
Deputy Director – Mickey Castro – (760) 482-2000
ILP Coordinator – Cassandra Gregory – (760) 337-7700

Kern County

Foster Parent Association:
Kern County Foster Parent Ass. – Bobbie Rufus (Outreach Coordinator) – 661 588-2146

Kern Department of Social Services
Kern County Ombudsman – Marie Bermudez – (661) 631-6071

Los Angeles County

Foster Parent Associations:
High Desert – Dorothy Carter (661) 533-4733
Metro Crenshaw – Nettie Clark – (323) 735-0575

Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services
Ombudsman – Sheila Rice – (213) 739-6454
Los Angeles Independent Living Program
Youth Development Services – Robbie Odom – (213) 351-0106
Los Angles County Ombudsman – Sheila Trice (213) 351-5602
Los Angeles County Recruitment Manager – Sari Grant
DCFS – Youth Ombudsman – Elizabeth Esteban (626) 229-3583

California Youth Connection – Rebecca Leach – (213) 489-0720

Casey Family Programs – Lilian Payan – (323) 200-2445

Child Welfare Initiative – Andrew Bridge

Children’s Defense Fund – Michelle McKinney – (213) 258-5225

Children’s Institute Inc. (Grandma’s House) – Frances Crawford – (213) 385-5100 x1821

Commissioner’s Office – Harriette Williams – (213) 974-7558

Counseling For Kids – In-home therapy for foster children – Norma Rivera (818) 441-7800

Foster & Kinship Caregiver Education Citrus College – Kate Muerer (626) 914-8506

Foster & Kinship Caregiver Education Citrus College – Lillian Sass (626) 857-4088

Foster & Kinship Caregiver Education Compton College – Lana & Lee Gilbert – (310) 637-1263

Grandparents as Parents – Madelyn Gordon – (818) 264-0880

Helpline Youth Counseling – Guillermo Hernandez – (323) 201-1250

Kinship in Action – Peggy Scott – (323) 409-6331

Los Angeles Mission College – Rosalie Hilger – (818) 564-7736 or (818) 364-7736

Los Angeles Mission College – Maria Granadas – (818) 364-7600 x7135

Mental Health Systems Inc. – Myrtle Cassell – (909) 986-9710

President, Kinship Council of Los Angeles – Evelyn Mason – (323) 295-2961

R.O.C.K. Raising Our Children’s Kids - Cheral Hymen – Founder/Director – (661) 478-1881

Spiritt Family Services – Norma Yoguez – (562) 777-1410 x12

United Friends of the Children – Megan Rogers – (213) 580-1837

United Friends of the Children – Monica Bomkamp Enia , MPA – (213) 580-1845

United Friends of the Children – Ruby Banuelos – (213) 580-1844 – ruby@unitedfriends.org

Westside Children’s Center Interim Exec. Director – Janet Schulman – (310) 390-0551

Madera County

Foster Parent Association:
CSFPA – Oralia Espinoza – 12165 Gabor Way, Madera, CA 93636 – (559) 645-6170

Madera County Department of Children and Family Services
Deputy Director – Susan Arteaga – (559) 675-7841
Independent Living Program – Mee Wang – (559) 662-8324

Department of Social Services
Danny Morris , MBA-Deputy Director – (559) 675-7841

Madera County Protective Services
Jeffrey M. Dent, MSW- Program Manager – (559) 662-8368 - office

Marin County

Foster Parent Association:
CFPA – President – Linda Gregory – (415) 479-8702 – P.O Box 6726, San Rafael, Ca 94903 – (415) 507-0557
Marin Foster Parent Association – website
Marin Foster Paren Association – email

Marin County Department of Social Services
Deputy Director – Heather Ravani – (415) 499-6880

ADVOKids-Executive Director
Margaret Coyne JD – (415) 924-0587, Toll Free 877-ADV4KID
Advokids – website

Merced County

CSFPA – Marie Gonzales – 6627 N. Vine St, Winton, CA 95388 – (209) 658-2644

Monterey County


Family Ties – Connie Flores – 2214 N. Main St., Salinas, CA 93906 – (831) 754-0578

Napa County


Foster Parent Association:
CSFPA – Doris Gentry – doris@dorisgentry.com – (707) 483-6811

Napa County Child Welfare
Director – Linda Canan – (707) 299-2115

Orange County

Orange County Social Services Agency
Cheryl Alexander

Orange County Ombudsman
Cheryl Poynter – 888 Main St., Santa Ana, ca – (714) 704-8857

Placer County


Foster Parent Association:
CSFPA – Rick & Tami Wise
CSFPA – Wesley & Shawna Roger – (916) 404-0315

Placer County Children's System of Care
Director – Richard Knecht – (530) 889-6704
Tom Lind, Program Manager

Riverside County

Foster Parent Association :
CSFPA – Michiele Phannix – (951) 242-2204
CSFPA – JoAnn Evans – (951) 242-8371
CSFPA – Michiele Phannix – (951) 242-8371 – Moreno Valley
CSFPA – Maria Hernandez – (951) 242-2204 – Perris

Riverside County Department of Social Services
Monica Iriarte, Senior Program Specialist - Children's Social Services
Riverside County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS)
Children's Services Division (CSD), Administrative Services
Ombudsman
Desk: (951) 358-3975
Hotline: (800) 442-4918
E-mail: moiriart@riversidedpss.org
ILP – Guillermo Henry – (951) 358-6464

Sacramento County

Foster Parent Association:
CSFPA – Myrna Terry – P.O. Box 1051, Rancho Cordova, CA 95741 (916) 681-5059
CSFPA – Enrique Ponce – (916) 419-1231
Sacramento County CPS/Latino Foster Parent Association – Hilda Navarro
Sacramento County CPS/Foster Parent - Mary Anne Aikens

Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services
Sacramento County Ombudsman Vicky Deane – 7001 A East Parkway, #1000, Sacramento,CA 95823 – (916) 875-2000

Mission Focused Solutions – Gail Johnson Vaughan

Lilliput Children’s Services – Beverly Johnson

San Bernardino

Foster Parent Association:
CSFPA – Cheryl Wishaw –Phelan, CA 92371 – (760) 868-1886
CSFPA – Patricia Negus – patnegus@msn.com – Chino, CA 91710 (909) 628-4023
CSFPA – Wendy Wilson –Adelanto, CA 92301– (760) 508-8710 (UNITED CAREGIVERS)
CSFPA – Patrena Love Delfosse – Fontana, CA 92337 – (909) 428-4182 (TRI-VALLEY COM)
CSFPA –Robert Manghane – Hesperia, CA 92345 – (760) 951-8877
CSFPA – Alma Neal – Victorville, CA 92392 (NEW DIRECTION)
CSFPA – Tammy Dehesa – Rialto, CA 92377 (MAKING A DIFFERENCE)

San Bernardino County Children and Family Services
Secretary to Director – Lynn Susko – (909) 384-9233
ILP – Marlene Hagen – (909) 891-3562

San Diego County

Foster Parent Association:
San Diego County Foster Parent Ass. www.sdcfpa.com – Twila Perruci – (619) 479-59000
North County Foster Parent Ass. – Patty Boles – (760) 744-2240

San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency - Child Welfare Services
San Diego County Ombudsman - Karen Johnson – 6950 Levant St. San Diego, CA 92111- (858) 694-5318
ILP – Genevieve Bromley – 619-767-5450/(858) 694-5399

Casey Family Programs – Cecilia Banuelas – Community Supervisor – (619) 543-0774

FKCE – Grossmont Community College – Nory Behana – (619) 644-7349

Rose House Kin Association – Addie Hankins

Emphasis on Kinship – Dorothy Holder – Oceanside – (760) 635-5422

San Francisco


San Francisco Human Service Agency
Jean Brownell

San Francisco Ombudsman –
Todd R. Wright – todd_r_wright@yahoo.com – (415) 558-2828

San Joaquin


Foster Parent Association:
CSFPA – Patty Lamar – home4kidz2@aol.com –Manteca, CA 95336 -(209) 825-7230
CSFPA – Heather Hosmer –HAME@aol.com – Tracy, CA 95377 - (209) 834-0599

San Joaquin Children's Services:
Deputy Dir. David Erb – (209) 468-1190 – erbdav@cws.state.ca.us

San Luis Obispo


Foster Parent Association:
CFPA- Jan Goana – Atascadero, CA 99342 (805) 466-5416

Santa Clara

Catholic Charities – Rebecca Barajas – 1908 Senter Rd, #50, San Jose, CA 95112 – (408) 200-0980
Michelle Wexler – (408) 283-6150

Santa Clara County Juvenile Welfare Office of the Ombuds
OMBUDS@ohr.sccgov.org – Intake Line: (408) 792-2313
Brohne Lawhorne – (408) 792-2313

Shasta County

Foster Parent Association:
Crystal Bates – 2899 Gunn Ct, Redding, CA 96001 – (530) 243-1325

Relative Caregiver & County Liaison - Traci Baker

Siskiyou County

Foster Parent Association:
Nadine Fleek – Yreka, CA 96097 -(530) 842-5118

Solano County


Foster Parent Association:
Sheri Justice-Cook – Benicia, CA 94510 - (707) 747-5329

Solano County Ombudsman – Sarah Chapman – 1ststep@sbcglobal.net – (707) 421-7983

Sonoma County


Foster Parent Association:
Jan Torgerson – P.O. Box 1084, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 (707) 528-3672

Grandparents Parenting Again – Anne Pierce – Santa Rosa – (707) 566-5676

Stanislaus County

Foster Parent Association:
Velma Moore CSFPA – Ceres, CA -(209) 541-3819

Tulare County


Foster Parent Association:
Judy Nixon – Tulare, CA 93274 (559) 688-3538

Tuolumne County

Foster Parent Association:
Betty Hodkins – (209) 984-0204

Ventura County


Foster Parent Association:
Pattie Hunt – 63 Calle El Prado, Oak View, CA 93022 – (805) 649-3220

Yolo County


Heidi Andersen – (530) 666-7269
Woodland Community College – Cherie Schroeder