Creative Alternatives Foster Family Agency’s mission is to deliver comprehensive therapeutic services in a nurturing environment to youth and young adults with the ultimate goal of development into successfully functioning adults, capable of stable interpersonal relationships and competent family living skills.

Contact Us

Stanislaus County
2855 Geer Rd. Turlock,
CA 95382
Phone- (209) 668-9361
Fax-(209) 668-0539

Merced County
3195 M Street, Suite D
Merced CA 95348
Phone-209-723-6030
Fax-209-723-6032

Creative Alternatives Foster Family Agency has offered over 40 years of quality care to children.
Our goal is to provide committed homes wherein children are embraced with hope, love, security, and permanence in order to create thriving children and young adults whom are capable of developing healthy relationships, achieving permanency through reunification with biological family members, guardianship or adoption with an identified resource parent, or emancipation and independent living in the community.

Foster Family Agency Program

Creative Alternatives is licensed by the State Department of Social Services to operate a Foster Family Agency. 

Through the Foster Family Agency families are recruited, trained and certified as exclusive-use homes for the corporation. 

This enables Creative Alternatives to continue care for children who have successfully completed their stay in the group home program, but who are unable for one reason or another to return to their natural homes.

Available Services and Accommodations for our Foster Families:

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Resource Parents

Creative Alternatives is licensed by the State Department of Social Services to operate a Foster Family Agency.

Through our agency, families are recruited, trained and certified as exclusive-use homes for the corporation. 

This enables Creative Alternatives to continue care for children who have successfully completed their stay in the group home program but who are unable to return to their natural homes. 

Clients acceptable for this program can be placed with a certified family for long-term care or adoption.  Creative Alternatives also accepts children who are appropriately qualified for direct placement in certified homes.

Age 21 years and older

Parents must have valid California Driver’s License, DMV record, reliable transportation, and proof of insurance

Adequate space for a child in the home

All adults living in the home must pass a background clearance with Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and California Child Abuse Central Index (CACI)

Health Screening

Need help meeting the foster care qualifications?

Creative Alternatives offers on-site First Aid/CPR classes at no charge along with several other services to help you on your journey. Reach out to one of our team members (listed below) for more information.

Becoming a Resource Parent - Starting the Process:

Starting The Process:

You will get to know the social workers and other staff of the FFA in an Information Session with the Family Development Specialist.

All adults living in the home must pass a background clearance with Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and California Child Abuse Central Index (CACI)

Complete an array of classes provided by Creative Alternatives including: Resource Parent Classes, CPR & 1st Aid classes, family interviews and assessments, and home inspection.

After all the interactions you will have had with the members of the FFA team, you will find a new strong relationship with a supportive team willing to go the extra mile to find the perfect match that will fit your family.

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