Community Based Services

Foster2Foster Program

The Foster2Foster program provides peer-to-peer mentoring to current foster youth and probation youth, ages 12 and up. This mentoring is provided by former foster and probation youth; as well as individuals with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). The goal of this program is to make a positive impact on the lives of system involved youth and create community and life-long connections through peer-to-peer mentoring.

Children within the Foster Care system face many challenges. Youth face “aging out” of the Foster Care system when reunification and adoption is not possible. This leaves them with little to no support. To change this narrative, FosterHope has created the Foster2Foster program to assist youth during this time.

JTRC Youth and Family Program

The JTRC Youth and Family Program (Juvenile Trauma Response Court) is designed to help youth regain control of their lives, reach personal goals, achieve academic success and develop positive social outlets. The program operates with a Trauma-Informed care model, where staff receive extensive training on how trauma impacts the lives of young people. Staff are also trained on how to help mitigate the negative impacts of trauma and serve as supportive adults in the lives of these youth. The JTRC Youth and Family Program assists with youth involved within the Juvenile Justice system.

Referrals to this program are received from the Probate and District Courts, the California Department of Children and Families (DCF), Domestic Violence Programs, Social Service
Agencies, Therapists, and Attorneys.