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Helpful Documents

Use this form each time a child is placed in your home. Designed to help both social workers and resource families think about “what I need to know” during the often crazy time of placement, its use will save valuable minutes down the road. New Placement Checklist

The following document provides a list of the choices available for respite care, plus a decision tree.
Babysitting Alternative Care Respite Matrix

Marin County Office of Education’s Foster and Homeless Youth Program maintains a list of foster care liasons for each school district. Marin County Foster and Homeless Youth Liasons

Marin County Department of Health and Human Services Children and Family Services Unit Contact Names and Phone Numbers: CFS Phone List

Short term funding for childcare is available through the Childcare Bridge Program

Whitepaper by Cherry Jones, LMFT,
From Foster Care to Adoption: 10 Tips for Creating a Successful Adoption (pdf)

College Scholarship Opportunities:*

The Horataio Alger Scholarship Program specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. Learn more here.

*This is a suggested list of scholarships available to youth as shared with us by our community. MFCA plays no part in the awarding of these scholarships.

Professional Resources in Marin County and the Bay Area:

Marin County Department of
Health and Human Services

3250 Kerner Blvd.
San Rafael, CA 94901
Tel: (415) 473-2200
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California State Office of
the Foster Care Ombudsman

Website »

Family and Children’s Law Center
30 N. San Pedro Rd. #245
San Rafael, CA 94903
Tel: (415) 492-9230
Website »

5643 Paradise Dr., Suite 12-B
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Tel: (415) 924-0587
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Wasacz Hilley & Fullerton
459 Fulton St., Suite 209
San Francisco, CA 94102
Tel: (888) 942-8881

Marin CASA
1401 Los Gamos Drive, Suite 130
San Rafael, CA 94903
Tel: (415) 785-3862
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Marin Child Care Council
555 Northgate Dr.
San Rafael, CA 94903
Tel: (415) 491-5770
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Marin County Office of Education
1111 Gallinas Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94903
Tel: (415) 491-0792
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