The San Luis Obispo Foster Parent Association (SLOCFPA) is the local chapter of the California State Foster Parent Association (CSFPA), a tax-exempt non-profit organization (501(c)3).
The fundamental goal of SLOCFPA is to support foster parents in San Luis Obispo County. The SLOCFPA is comprised of both current foster parents and foster parents who have become adoptive parents.
The SLOCFPA provides a means to plug into a network of new and experienced foster parents that can help support and guide you through your foster parenting experience. We believe that by coming together and pooling our knowledge and resources, we, as foster parents, become better equipped to deal with the challenges we meet every day.
· Bi-monthly Meetings
· Annual Holiday Party
· Annual Family BBQ
· Annual College Scholarships for Foster Kids
· Information on local and state events, activities, and changes in policy
· Information on how to effectively work with the County or your foster family agency
· Grievance and Allegations Support
· SLO FPA Quarterly Newsletter
We are a chapter of the CSFPA - California State Foster Parent Association.
Our Main focus is to address issues of foster, guardianship, and adoptive parents, as well as, kinship placements that now includes over 55% of all children in out-of-home placements in California.
If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, you may call the Department of Social Services
(805) 781-1705 .
Every county has guidelines and an orientation plan to help you decide if foster parenting is something you would like to do.
Our Mission:Our mission is to support, advocate for, and educate foster parents and their families, as well as, to promote cultural and social awareness of foster families.