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How You Can Foster Hope

Volunteer with MFCA!

Donate to help us further our mission!

Attend an orientation, the first step towards becoming a Resource Family!

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Who we are and why we do what we do…

Marin Foster Care Association (MFCA) has been a registered 501(c)3 non-profit since October 2015. Originally founded in 2003 as a chapter of the California State Foster Parent Association, we moved toward independency as a non-profit and expanded our mission and services in response to the Resource Family Approval Act (RFA) of January 2017.

RFA re-defined “foster parents” to include traditional foster families, foster-to-adopt families, relative and non-relative care providers – Resource Families.

We address the well-being of ALL children within the dependency system (including foster and fost-adopt children, in home and non-minor dependents),
and serve the full constituency of caregivers for that population.

As the county’s primary provider of foster care support services, MFCA focuses on turning a period of profound crisis in a child’s life into a time of security and healing.


Community Resource Center (CRC)

Our center is stocked with items a child needs to find comfort in a new home. 

Foster parents need 8 hours of training annually to maintain their license. We’ll help you get those hours!

Another opportunity for training hours, these come with a glass of wine, shorter presentations, and support from foster moms.

Resource Family Needs

Are you a resource family in need of help from a volunteer? Click the icon to fill out our form.

The Opportunity Project

The Opportunity Project funds educational and enrichment activities tailored to a foster child’s immediate needs, skills and interests.

Nurture a Teen

“My favorite teen is the one no one wants to deal with”. Meet Lesia Knudsen, Marin’s Champion of Teens!

Every summer foster families,
social workers and ALL the kids gather at the park for
food and FUN!

Holiday Party

This one’s all about the kids! Pizza, cupcakes, games, prizes, and special entertainment for ALL ages. Ear to ear smiles guaranteed!




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