Resources for Resource Families

Child Welfare Services Guide

Resource Family Approval Tool Kit

Families who wish to foster children not related to them, and relative/kin caregivers must go through a state regulated licensing process administered by Napa CWS and regulated by California Code of Regulations and the California Health and Safety Codes.

Pre-Service Training for New Applicants

Training Resources for RFA Families

Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program (FYSCP)

  • Training opportunities that focus on foster youth and those who support them.
    View details and register for all FYSCP events on the Hub Events page.

Aldea Training Opportunities

  • None at this time

Family College Financial Aid Overview (video)

Presentación Para Familias de Ayuda Financiera (video)

The Challenges of Parenting Through Trauma (Advanced Training video)

Annual Training Log

Health Contact Form

First 30 days of Health Care 

A child has been placed in your home. This guide outlines steps you need to take within the first 30 days of the child being placed in your home regarding the child’s medical care.

Support Groups

There are many support groups available to Resource Parents. Find information on Kincare Support Group, Adoption Support, Challenging Behavior, Resource Parent Mentors, and Resource Parent Support.

Alternatives for Better Living

Alternatives provides anger management, parenting and substance abuse education and counseling in Napa California. They work with both adults and adolescents.

Community Resources for Children (CRC)

CRC offers assistance with finding and paying for childcare, and a toy library.

3299 Claremont Way
Suite 1
Napa, CA 94558

Cope Family Center

If your family needs help with parenting or is facing economic challenges.

707 Randolph St.
Napa, CA 94559

Phone: 707-252-1123

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)

CASA is staffed by volunteers who focus on what is best for the child. They maintain regular visits and contact and submit reports to the court.

1804 Soscol Avenue
Suite 201
Napa, CA 94559

Expressions of Hope

Respite pay, furniture, and clothes/diapers for foster kids, meal delivered during first week of new placement

Foster & Kinship Care Education

Foster and Kinship Care Education, offered through Napa Valley College

Katie A / Pathways to Well Being

Napa County mental health program for youth in foster care or juvenile probation

LGBTQ Connection

Support and counseling for youth and families, training for parents/community

780 Lincoln Avenue
Napa, CA 94558

Wayfinder Family Services

Kinship and post-adoption support, therapy, and activities. 

3299 Claremont Way
Suite 3
Napa, CA 94558

Parents Can

Advocate and support for biological parents. They also offer trainings, have support groups, and offer support in special education and Individualized Education Program (IEP) for kids with special needs.

1909 Jefferson Street
Napa, CA 94559


Support, life skills, and activities for emancipated foster youth. 

780 Lincoln Avenue
Napa, CA 94558