Optimist Youth Homes and Family Services opened its Foster Family Agency program in 1993 in response to an increased need for quality foster homes in which to place children in need of loving and safe homes.
The ages of the children placed, all referred by the County Department of Children and Family Services, ranges from birth through 17 years. Optimist is licensed by the State of California Department of Social Services to recruit, train, and certify foster parents and adoptive parents. Our trained social workers provide ongoing support to our families and the children. This is done through regular visits and an on-call system that makes services available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. In addition, social work staff members compile comprehensive treatment plans, monthly reports and referrals for outside services if necessary. We have served well over 5,000 children in loving and caring foster homes since 1993.
All Optimist foster parents receive formalized training as well as certification for First Aid and CPR. In addition, we provide financial assistance to aid foster parents in caring for their foster children.
For additional information, please contact:
Optimist Foster Family and Adoptions Agency
520 W. Palmdale Blvd., Suite H