Become a Foster Parent / Resource Parent

Have you thought about it? Do you want to help a child?

The process to become a foster parent involves some simple steps and basic requirements:

  • Desire to protect and nurture children
  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Have space in your home
  • Complete a basic health screening and TB clearance
  • Complete a background check
  • Compete pre-certification training
  • Become CPR/First Aid certified

Because we understand the realities associated with parenting and your commitment to doing a great job, we want to assist you in every way possible; this is why Promesa offers one of the most generous reimbursement rates.

In addition we provide:

  • Bonus upon certification
  • Referral bonuses
  • Respite Care
  • 24 hour support, 7 days a week

For more information, please contact one of our friendly Recruiter/Trainers

Elizabeth Flores
ofc. 559.439.5437 ext. 112
cel. 559.283.9744 

Valerie Gonzales 
ofc. 559.439.5437 ext 211
cel. 559.283.3064 

Promesa Behavioral Health is focused on healing families in crisis. Utilizing a Trauma Informed approach with all our services and efforts, we place emphasis on successful reunification between children/youth and their birth families, relative placements and promoting and providing permanent homes for children/youth. Permanency is always the underlying foundation at Promesa in our day to day approach and outlook on how we serve the children entrusted to our care. Promesa holds itself highly accountable for all Resource Homes we approve.

With ongoing support from a highly qualified and dedicated staff, Promesa families will demonstrate an emphasis on providing a welcoming environment for children and youth, embrace, appreciate and accept the individuality of the child/youth in their care, demonstrate a true devotion to these children/youth while always reevaluating what the child’s/youth’s best interest may be and how they may better meet these interests.

Children, youth and resource families are assigned a social worker who is available during normal business hours. Additionally, Promesa avails an on-call social worker during after-hours to support children/youth placed in our care as well as to support those resource families who welcome these children and youth into their homes. All services and supportive opportunities are explained and reviewed to all persons served, referral sources and stakeholders by Promesa’s social workers.

  • Ages 0-21
  • Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC)
  • Pregnant and Parenting Teens and Young Adults
  • Non-Minor Dependents (AB12)
  • Dependents of the Court
  • Probation Youth
  • Intensive Services Foster Youth (ISFC)
  • Case Management According to the Individual Service Plan
  • Weekly Home Visits by Promesa Staff
  • Referral and Linkage to Clinical Services

(Psychotherapy, Substance Abuse and Psychiatry)

  • Trauma Informed Training to Caregivers
  • Multicultural/Multilingual staff
  • CSEC Prevention and Education
  • Support Counselor Assignments (ISFC)
  • Social and Recreational Agency Wide Opportunities
  • Availability of Adoption Level Psychosocial Home Assessments

How To Make a Placement

Promesa works collaboratively with county social service agencies, adoptions assistance referrals and probation departments throughout the state.Depending on the individualized needs of the child/youth as well as the unique characteristics of the resource home, Promesa accepts a wide variety of children and youth. Placements are accepted 24-Hours a day, seven days a week. It is as easy as making a phone call.

During regular business hours placements can be made by calling 559-439-5437, and asking for the FFA placement coordinator. After hours or on the weekends placements can be made by calling 559-283-3067.Our knowledgeable and experienced staff work quickly in preparing any necessary intake paperwork and assigning social workers and support staff so services can begin immediately.

We currently receive and accept the State approved rates for all RFA Levels of Care as well as the Intensive Service Foster Care rate.