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Hartnell College Foster & Kinship Care Education in association with Monterey County Department of Social Services (MCDSS) can give you the extra support you want by offering even more specialized programs. Come to FKCE when you take care of a relative's child, think you'd like to care for a child in the "system", need to complete mandated state foster care education, care for another's child and want to improve your parenting skills.


For more information please contact:

Margie Wiebusch 

Grants Program Director


Frances Gutierrez          

Program Assistant I          


 Mariana Torres-Jimenez Downie

Administrative Assistant II




Monterey County is a Family to Family County - Family to Family (F2F) is a family-centered, neighborhood-based approach with the primary goal of improving the lives of children and families. Through F2F, we are joining hands with Monterey County neighborhoods to create local environments supporting families involved in the child welfare system.


Contact Information:


Everyone’s Chance to Care




Phone:  (800)850-0006



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The Foster Parent Association of Monterey County - The Caregiver Association is an organization of foster parents/relative and near kin caregivers and community members who have a common interest in the welfare of children in Monterey County. The Foster Parent Association is dedicated to supporting resource families in partnership with Monterey County's Family and Children's Services.


Contact Information:

Susan Derichsweiler, President



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