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and School Failure

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San Diego Youth Services
Administrative Office
3255 Wing Street
San Diego, CA  92110
(619) 221-8600








Resource Family Agency

 “The Hardest Job you’ll Ever Love”

San Diego Youth Services Resource Family Agency is looking to certify, train and support families willing to open their hearts
and homes to our most vulnerable population; Foster Children!

Get Started!

  1 Attend an Orientation

Call Megan Clauson to set up an Orientation:  (619) 221-8600 ext 2297   

3255 Wing St
San Diego, CA  92110

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Complete application here

Complete Application 2
  3 Initial Interview

This will take place in your home with your family

SDYS will conduct a primary home inspection and an initial interview of the family 

CCL Criminal Background Documents
Health Screening and TB Test

(Cost is $50/adult)

       Complete Background Check
       (all adults 18yrs + in home &
       within property line)
  5 Complete Homestudy

SDYS will complete a comprehensive interview of all family members to ensure the family matches program needs

SDYS will conduct several references

 1.   County reference approval

 2.   Personal character references

Reference Check 6
Complete 40-hours of   

Intensive Treatment   
Foster Care Training    

Once steps 1-6 are completed Foster Parent applicants will be invited to attend the 40-hours pre-certifactions trainings

Trainings are conducted 3 times a week, generally Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6pm - 8pm and Saturday trainings from 10am - 4pm 

*Must also complete 8 hour CPR & First Aid not included in the 40-hour pre-certification

If there were recommendations to update home to meet CCL standards this inspection will follow-up with confirmation of compliance

Final Home Inspection   8 
  9 Foster Parent Agreements    

SDYS will go over the program expectation and agreements to ensure safety, stability and well-being of children and family

SDYS Resource Family Agency will be happy to welcome you and your family to ours!


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For a FREE downloadable brochure, click here

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