Foster Care in Shasta, Tehama, and Siskiyou Counties

Welcome to Children First…

... a private, non-profit organization in northern California, dedicated to helping change lives by providing a safe place for children to heal in a culture of love, acceptance, and consistency.  
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.

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.

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.
Like our foster parents, all of us at Children First love kids, whether they're little babies or nearly grown teen-agers. Do you share that love for children??  Learn how easy it is to make a strong, positive impact in a child or young adult's life.

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"My husband and I have worked with children for many years in child care and foster care. Children First Foster Family Agency with emphasis on “family” is a wonderful agency who takes their parents in and treats them like one of their own. The children are the top priority and seeing that the child’s needs are met, be it counseling, family visitation, transportation, doctor appointments and all of the daily requirements needed to help the children grow, strive and become successful members of society. Children First also follows the children after becoming adults, with another program that ensures they will be successful after aging out of Foster Care. I have found for myself, when I am in need, that I can depend on my Social Worker [Barbara], to help with the issues and working through until the issues are complete and solved and if my Social Worker [Barbara] is not available at the time, there are many more qualified workers to step in and save the day. This agency has my top vote!"  Rhonda- Foster Parent

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