Anyone can be a resource family.

Home isn't about the perfect house in the perfect neighborhood.  


Home is the place where a child feels safe, loved, and protected, the place they come back to for Christmas, the place they come to do their month-old laundry during the holidays before they're back to college, the people they call when they're lost, scared or feeling alone. 


 It doesn't matter who you are - single men, single women, married couples, young, old, living in an apartment or in a home on a corner lot- there's a child uniquely suited for you and your household.  There's not one right way, right time, or right look to a family. There is a child out there that needs you, with every bit of uniqueness, excitement and love you have to offer. The only thing you need is room in your heart (I promise, it's already there)!


So give us a shout when you're ready to open up your heart and home! They're waiting for you, right now. 

How do i get started?

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1. Fill out a pre-application

2. Complete a phone interview with our Program Administrator

This is an informal, get-to-know you conversation. It's a chance to get all your questions answered, learn about our history and vision for Krista Resource Families, and to decide if we are the right fit. 

3. Meet your social worker & complete initial paperwork

Decided you're ready to move forward? Wonderful! A social worker will set up a time to meet with you and get you started. They'll be there to help you every step of the way.

4. Complete a background check

Fill out a Criminal Record Statement, provide a DMV printout of your driving record & complete Livescan fingerprinting.

5. Complete the home study

The home study process is a combination of paper questionnaires and in-person interviews, completed by a certified social worker, with everyone who lives in your home.  The purpose is to really get to know the type of home and parenting you can provide, and assess the physical safety and suitability of your home. 

6. Complete training

1. Resource Family Pre-Approval training

Attend a 2-hour orientation and 12 hours of pre-approval training.


2. CPR, AED, & Basic First Aid certification  


3. Krista Paperwork training

Learn about the requirements for you to maintain and turn in paperwork for each child's health, dental, school, allowance, and clothing needs. 


4. Krista Resource Family Policy Manual training & quiz


5. Child Abuse Reporting training & quiz

7. Provide personal references

Krista requires 3 personal references who can speak to your character and ability to be a resource parent.  

Forms

If you are a prospective resource family, please review the "Welcome Letter, FAQs, & Pre-Application" form and submit the completed pre-app by email, fax, or in person at our office. 


For all other forms, please follow the direction of your social worker during the resource family approval (RFA) process. 

Welcome Letter, FAQs, & Pre-Application (docx)

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Financial Statement - Couple (docx)

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Financial Statement - Single (docx)

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Health Questionnaire - filled out by applicant (pdf)

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Health Screening Report - filled out by physician (pdf)

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TB Screening - filled out by physician (pdf)

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Resource Family Application (pdf)

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Request for Live Scan (Krista Resource Family Applicants ONLY) (pdf)

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Criminal Record Statement (PDF)

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CPR/First Aid Classes in Redding (docx)

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Resource Family Manual (docx)

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Personal Rights of Foster Children (PDF)

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No Corporal Punishment Agreement (doc)

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Statement to Report Child Abuse (pdf)

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Contact Us

Ready to get started? We'd love to hear from you!

Better yet, come see us in person!

Krista Foster Homes

1135 Pine St #21, Redding, CA 96001

Office: 530.246.1259 Office Fax: 530.229.1264 Office E-mail: Info@kristafosterhomes.org Krista Foster Homes License #455002597 Transitional Housing (THP+FC) License # 455002596

Hours

Mon

08:30 am – 05:00 pm

Tue

08:30 am – 05:00 pm

Wed

08:30 am – 05:00 pm

Thu

08:30 am – 05:00 pm

Fri

08:30 am – 04:00 pm

Sat

Closed

Sun

Closed