Seneca SLO County

Serving Children, Youth, and Families in SLO County

Seneca offers programs in San Luis Obispo County including foster care and adoption, children's mental health, and relative caregiver services. Seneca's Kinship Center's adoption and foster care program is also located at our SLO County office in Atascadero. Seneca offers programs in SLO County including foster care and adoption, children's mental health, and relative caregiver services.

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Foster Care and Adoption in SLO County (A Kinship Center Program)

Foster Care
Kinship Center’s foster care program includes short- or long-term parenting for children with a variety of special circumstances. We welcome new adults who are interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent. Some parents enter the process with the intention of adopting their foster children, while others prefer to remain a transitional placement.

Adoption
Kinship Center professional staff have a high level of competence and many decades of experience preparing families for adoption, matching their wants and capabilities with the needs of children, and supporting families on their lifelong journeys. Kinship Center staff are responsible for the very high placement success rate and high client satisfaction ratings.

For more information and to talk to one of our recruiters, fill out our Foster Care and Adoption Interest Form. You can also call (831) 455-4740 or email barbara_may@senecacenter.org.

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Relative Caregiver Services in SLO County

Seneca's San Luis Obispo Family Ties program supports successful family functioning when relatives have taken on the temporary or permanent care of kin children whose birth parents are not able to care for them. Often times, relative caregivers require a high level of intervention, community resources, support, and education to keep these children within the family and avoid foster care or the juvenile justice system. Legal guardianship assistance is provided when needed to insure permanency. The goal of this program is to support a stable family environment where children and teens can heal and thrive. Check out our latest Family Ties Spring 2021 Newsletter. For more information, please contact Branden Kay, Family Ties Program Coordinator, at (805) 538-8433, or via email at branden_kay@senecacenter.org.

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Children's Mental Health in SLO County

Seneca's Atascadero office in San Luis Obispo County offers specialty mental health and counseling services to children and families touched by adoption, foster care, relative caregiving, or legal guardianship. Our clinic includes a variety of family-based services, including traditional mental health therapies for youth and their families, an Early Intervention Program, and counseling for adult adoptees, parents, siblings and birth families. Seneca is particularly noted for its in-depth education and support for parents and caregivers. For more information, call (805) 434-2449.

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Training With Seneca SLO County

The issues surrounding adoption, foster care, and relative care are complex and lifelong for families. Seneca provides a variety of trainings that give parents and professionals the tools they need for success.

To register for a training, class, or support group, please visit our training calendar.

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Families that were separated at the border have endured unfathomable trauma, the ramifications of which may be lifelong. In this moment, more than ever, we need your support. Seneca's Todo Por Mi Familia initiative connects thousands of families impacted by the Zero Tolerance Policy with free mental health services. Donate today to provide emergency relief to these families who need assistance to get back on their feet.

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