Peninsula & South Bay

Open Your Home

Do you have the gift of hospitality? Find out what it means to be a foster parent or to provide short term respite care for children in need.

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Engage Your Church

Assist us in raising awareness at your church of the current foster care crisis and help us support the caregiver families already in your congregation. Help prevent a child’s removal to foster care by joining the Safe Families for Children movement.

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CarePortal brings the needs of hurting children and families in your community to your attention. Child welfare workers uncover the needs. CarePortal makes local churches aware, giving them a real-time opportunity to respond. 

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Become a foster parent or assist with Preventative Care

If you are interested in opening your home through foster care or providing short term weekend respite, please contact Judy Holmes or call (650) 917-1210.

Volunteer to Join a Team

  • Signs of Hope Camp Volunteers

    Join us on a local mission trip and serve at Help One Child’s Signs of Hope Camp. This week long summer camp for foster and at-risk children takes place at Mission Springs’ Frontier Ranch in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

  • Supper Club

    A home-cooked meal can mean a lot to a child that has been removed from their home. Help One Child volunteers cook scrumptious meals for the children and teens in residence at various group homes throughout San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Learn more about Supper Club and how to join!

  • Support Group Childcare

    Our Support Groups provide adoptive, foster, and kinship parents a place to connect with one another.  The goal is for each parent to leave feeling heard, connected to other parents who understand them, and having a sense of direction for the future. Each location has a team of volunteers to provide childcare on a monthly basis. Submit a volunteer application.

Ministry Champions and Regional Advisors

  • Help us connect to churches by advocating for us with your pastors and ministry leaders, hosting a Parents’ Night Out or Donation Drives.
  • Represent

    Help One Child at your church and/or community events.

  • Join the Board

    Bring your professional experience and passion for our cause to our board.

  • Grant Writers and Donors

    Help One Child seeks volunteers with an expertise in grant writing and others interested in networking with church mission groups.

Contact Executive Director Valerie Crane for details.