El Dorado County Information & Resources for Children & Families

Family Urgent Response System
(FURS): 833-939-3877

For Access to Behavioral Health Services or the Crisis Line

CalHOPE Warm Line

24-hour Suicide Prevention

Virtual Support Services


Folsom Lake College- Foster & Kinship Care Education
El Dorado Office of Education-Foster Youth Support Services
El Dorado Resource Family Approval
Defending the Cause
Families for Children
Sierra Child and Family Services
El Dorado Community Hubs
First 5 El Dorado
AT&T Reduced Priced Broadband
Spectrum Internet Assist
Tahoe Magic- Emergency and Immediate Needs
Bread and Broth- Food Resources
New Morning Youth and Family Services & Youth Shelter
Home Internet Service Free – $23/month
Free Tutoring Services For Foster Youth 
2-1-1 Resources
Supporting Your LGBTQ Youth

Resources for Non-Black Caregivers
Resources for Kinship Caregivers
ICWA Resources
Stanford Sierra Youth & Families Support Groups
California Foster Care Ombudsperson

Independent Living Program (ages 16-21)
Unity Care – Sabrina Shambaba, shambaba@unitycare.org
El Dorado Community Foundation
Various funds to support families:
Angel Fund (for emergency needs)
Lighthouse Fund (for an unmet medical need for women or children)
Friends of Seniors (for our older population’s needs)
Lilliput Grandparent Support
Karen Russell, krussell@wayfinderfamily.org
Monthly Support Group in Placerville
Help with probate guardianship paperwork, by appt.
Non-profit offering support and resources to children who have experienced trauma who reside in the following counties: Sacramento, El Dorado, Amado, Yolo and Placer.

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