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Community Partners

Partnering With Our Community

In 2006, the Branchflower family began fostering, and in 2012 we opened Shelter Care Resources as a response to the great need to care for the material needs of foster children.  Since we began helping foster families, we have been blessed to connect with a multitude of other people and organizations who share the same vision.  We have also become aware of other needs that are not directly related to foster care, but have a great effect on kids entering the foster care system.  Because most children are taken in to foster care as a result of general neglect, it is important to help families who are struggling financially and on the cusp of losing their children.  Listed below, are just a few of the organizations we are proud to call partners.


JP Morgan/Chase volunteers sort clothing and hygiene products for the homeless at our Oxnard office.

Churches, Foster Care Advocates and Counseling Centers

A community of social and emotional support

At any given time there are over 1200 children in the Ventura County foster care system.  Kids and Families Together provides counseling and mentoring to foster and resource families.  Shelter Care Resources partners with them for four events a year:  Christmas Gift Distribution, Easter Egg Hunt, Back-to-School Backpack giveaway and Halloween Costume giveaway

Visit their website at

 Kids and Families Together/Heart2Heart

Crisis Pregnancy

Ventura Pregnancy Center

If you think you’re pregnant & want to talk, call us. You can reach a caring, trained peer-counselor by calling (805) 644-3307. You don’t have to go through this all alone. We want to be a form of support for you. Services Are Free & Confidential. Pregnancy tests, confidential counseling, non-medical ultrasound, abstinence education, information on fetal development and abortion risks and procedures. We are not a medical clinic and do not refer for abortion.

The Adolescent Family Life Program (AFLP) and Cal-Learn Program work with expectant and parenting teens, both male and female. Both programs address the social, health, educational, and economic consequences of adolescent pregnancy by providing comprehensive case management services to teens and their children.

More About Our Network

Impacting Ventura County Every Day

James Storehouse

Stacy DeWitt

James Storehouse is a 501(c)(3) community based non-profit. We partner with local public and private child welfare agencies. James Storehouse fulfills emergency requests to expedite safe placement of babies and children and to assist aged-out youth as they transition. We have received commendations from Los Angeles County and Ventura County recognizing our service to the foster care community. 

Raising Hope

Tami Barnett, Dawn Groom

RaisingHOPE, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides excellent legal advocacy, awareness, funding and support for children and families in the child welfare system (sometimes commonly called the foster care system). RaisingHOPE, Inc. provides legal services for dependent children, non-minor dependents, parents of dependent children and foster parents or relative caregivers. Dependent children may be in foster care, group homes or other congregate care facilities, relative homes, transition homes or even with their parents. The organization also gives funding to provide for the needs of dependent youth or recently emancipated youth to pay for things not covered by any other means. The organization also has a high quality mentorship program for teens and young adults.

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