Welcome to Children First
Children throughout the Northstate are being removed from potentially harmful home environments. These children desperately need temporary homes — not merely food and shelter — as they move through the hurt and confusion of a broken home.
Finding a Child a Home
Because We Care
With a staff that is supportive and nurturing, Children First ensures that children placed in our care are provided with safe and secure homes; homes where they are able to experience a loving environment while their family is healing and working toward restoration.
Support the Family
Foster parents are highly valued members of our team. At Children First, we support our foster parents with training, continuing education, and 24 hour assistance. This helps our foster families provide the best possible environment for the children in their care.
Associate Member of the California Alliance
“As struggling foster youth we all look for a program such as Children First, something or someone to give us a hand in managing our lives. My social worker, Barbara Davis, not only helps me succeed, but also supports and counsels me in life’s everyday big decisions. I can rely on her for help or just good advice when things get tough. Children First changed my life, they help me make the great decisions to bring me to where I am today and I couldn’t be happier. Words can’t describe my gratitude for THP Plus for allowing me to participate in this awesome program. Even the staff. I appreciate the positive vibes I feel when I walk in the Children First office; the staff are warm and they welcome you with a bright smile. This program and everyone who runs it are a true blessing.”
“Respite care is a great way to help a child and other foster families. We have also found it is a great way to meet kids and to get to know a bit about them, it has introduced more cultural diversity to our home, and has aided us in teaching our biological children to be more tolerant and understanding of a wider range of backgrounds. Afterwards, if the FFA calls looking for a longer term placement of a child that we have had as a respite we can make a more informed decision as in regards to if they will be a good match with our home and family.”
“We got a lot of support from the visit supervisors, social workers, and the foster parents. It made me feel like I mattered and that I wasn’t going to be just another statistic.”