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The Essence of Resource Families

The Essence of Resource FamiliesChildren have no control over their parents’ situation and deserve a safe, stable environment to live in. They need a place where they can be a kid while still having structure and support. Becoming a resource family can allow you to provide children in need with a loving home while they work toward reunification with their birth parents or adoption.

Why Choose to Become a Resource Family?

Resource or foster families take in children in need when they can no longer remain in their current situation. This may be a few days, a few weeks, or a few months. Foster parents play a significant role in helping children work through the challenges they are facing while providing a stable environment with routines and expectations. This will allow children to thrive while waiting for reunification or adoption.

It can be a very rewarding experience to help children navigate difficult situations and give them a space of their own to grow and learn. Resource families create a healthy environment where children are included as part of the family and can experience different opportunities they might not otherwise have. They are able to visit with their birth parents, but they also go on trips and engage in daily routines with their foster family.

Give a Loving Space for Children by Becoming a Resource Family with Kamali’i!

Kamali’i Foster Family Agency connects motivated, qualified resource families with children who will benefit from their care. Kamali’i carefully vets each family to ensure they can provide an appropriate home and support to children in need. Each family receives training in managing various situations and is partnered with a social worker who can provide 24/7 assistance should a crisis arise. There are also resources for the children to help them better adjust and adapt to their changing lives.

What We Provide

Kamali’i is a family resource agency that provides foster families with:

  • On-going training and 24-hour on-call support services to effectively meet the needs of children in their care.
  • A monthly family support group.
  • Financial reimbursement for monthly expenses for each child.
  • Respite care services to provide resource families with necessary breaks.
  • Assistance coordinating communication between all involved parties regarding the child’s care and reunification or adoption efforts.

Join Us Now!

Are you ready to open your heart and home to children in need? Here are a few of the requirements and steps for becoming a resource family:

  • You must be at least 21 years old, have reliable transportation and income, and provide a safe, stable home environment.
  • Attend an orientation session and complete a Prospective Resource Parent Training course to better understand the demands and requirements of becoming a resource family.
  • Complete an application package and pass a background check including FBI, Criminal Record, and Child Abuse screenings.
  • Complete a home study and training courses.
  • Receive approval if everything checks out and await placement of a child in need.

Becoming a foster parent is a commitment; not every day will be easy or go smoothly. But being there to support a child, help them work through the challenges they face, and provide them with encouragement and opportunities can be incredibly rewarding. Kamali’i Foster Family Agency can guide you in taking the steps to become a resource family and fulfilling a community need while providing you with valuable support and resources. Find more information about our process and answers to other questions on our website, or connect with us today to get the process started.

Kamali'i Foster Family Agency
Corporate Office:
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Riverside County Office
31772 Casino Drive, Suite B
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
Voice (951) 674-9400
San Diego County Recruitment and Training Center:
Office Hours: By Appt. Only
145 Vallecitos de Oro, Suite 210
San Marcos, CA 92069
Voice (760) 761-4300