Family Builders Foster Care, Inc. is a therapeutic foster family agency that was founded in 2001 and licensed by the State of California to serve children ages 0-17. FBFC currently has offices in Visalia, Fresno, Hanford and Porterville and serves children and families throughout the San Joaquin Valley. FBFC’s services are two-fold in serving children.
First, FBFC recruits, trains, and certifies foster families to provide homes for “special needs children” in the San Joaquin Valley. In certifying families to provide homes for children served, an emphasis is placed on safety, commitment, and diversity among families within the Agency.
Second, FBFC accepts referrals from placement Agencies that include; Child Protective Services, Probation Departments, and the Central Valley Regional Center, and matches them into foster homes available within the Agency. Agency staff provides children and families served with a high level of support, training, and assistance to achieve stability for children we serve.
FBFC firmly believes that through sensitive, competent, and goal-directed care, we are able to “turn lives around,” helping youth to become successful in the home, academic, and community settings. FBFC supports the importance of the child’s relationship with their birth parents, siblings, and extended family members and provides supports, transportation, and therapeutic services to enhance those relationships whenever possible. Given the high frequency of academic failure among children in foster care, the Agency provides unique support services to children placed that include educational tutoring and interim counseling services.FBFC consistently maintains a 92% High School graduation rate along with a frequent college degree earned.
FBFC is committed to providing culturally sensitive and competent care to meet the needs of children served. In response, we employ a culturally diverse staff similar to the diversity among youth served to meet their cultural, linguistic, and ethnic needs.
Lastly, FBFC is proud to have the opportunity to provide therapeutic foster care for children in the San Joaquin Valley. We invite feedback and comments from our community partners and will gladly offer you a tour and/or meet with you to discuss our program in further detail.