Employment and Human Services (EHSD) is seeking community support to help meet the visitation and transportation needs of children who are placed in out-of-home care in Contra Costa County.
Every year over a hundred children in Contra Costa County enter child welfare system as a result of abuse or neglect. Under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court system, some of these children are separated from their parents and placed in out-of-home care to ensure their safety and well-being. Before parents can be permanently reunited with their children, they are often required to participate in supervised visitation as part of their Family Reunification plan. Supervised parent-child visitations are critical to the process of bringing parents and their children back together. These visits not only provide feedback to the court on the progress of a family, but more importantly, they allow the participants to maintain their familial bond.
Each day there are foster children who belong to our communities desiring to have a safe and nurturing place to visit with their parent(s).
Become a visitation volunteer and assist social workers in delivering visitation and transportation related services to children and families involved with Children and Family Services (CFS) via its Supervised Visitation Program.
For more information about this program, click here.