Support REFPA

IDEAS FOR HELPING SONOMA COUNTY FOSTER CHILDREN AND YOUTH, AND FOSTER FAMILIES

  • Become a foster parent or adoptive parent. Information meetings are held monthly. Call Myrna Ramirez @ 565-4274 for more information.
  • Spread the word: if you know someone who might make a good foster parent, please suggest that they consider foster care.
  • Provide respite care (babysitting) foster children to give foster parents a break. Call Licensing Marie Regan-Szatlocky @ 565-8581
  • Befriend and advocate for a foster child by becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). Call 537-6375 or visit www.sonomacasa.org for more information.
  • Rent a room to a youth transitioning to independent adult living. Rent is paid by the Transitional Housing Placement Program (THPP) and guidance is provided. Call TLC @ 823-7300 for more info.
  • Volunteer at Valley of the Moon Children’s Home. Call Meg Easter-Dawson at 565-8383 for more information.
  • Volunteer at Tamayo House (on Yulupa Ave. in Santa Rosa). Tamayo House provides housing for former foster youth ages 18-25. Contact Gina Bell at Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) 544-3299 ext. 206 for more information.
  • If you are a medical, dental, or mental health professional, accept Medi-Cal for foster children. (Taking Medi-Cal for even one child would help.)
  • If you have a business, provide free or discounted goods or services to foster families.
  • Display foster parent recruitment pamphlets or a poster at your business.
  • Offer an apprenticeship in your company to a foster youth transitioning to independent adult living.
  • Make a donation to Valley of the Moon Children’s Foundation. Call Elena Roberts @ 565-8380.
  • Make a donation directly to REFPA to help a foster youth with unusual needs (Sports uniforms, prom expenses, summer camp, music lessons, etc.).
  • Sponsor a Christmas family by providing a $250 gift card to Target. For more information email contact.refpa@gmail.com.
  • Sponsor a blue bag for a child in emergency foster care. For more information email contact.refpa@gmail.com.
  • If you suspect a child is being physically or emotionally abused or neglected, call Sonoma County Child Protective Services at (707) 565-4304 or 1- (800) 870-7064.

IF NO CONTACT PERSON IS SPECIFIED ABOVE PLEASE CALL THE SONOMA COUNTY FOSTER HOME RECRUITER AT (707) 565-4274.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR WILLINGNESS TO HELP A CHILD IN NEED!