County of Marin - News Releases - Foster Parent Orientation Sep 17

For Immediate Release
September 08, 2015

Foster Parent Orientation Set for September 17

Marin’s most vulnerable kids need help

San Rafael, CA – If you have ever considered providing a temporary home to a child in need, now is an opportune time to come forward. Marin County Health and Human Services (HHS) is experiencing a shortage of foster homes. Are you willing to help Marin’s most vulnerable kids?

Father carrying foster son on his shoulders

HHS’s Children and Family Services Division is offering an orientation on Thursday, September 17, in San Rafael for anyone who would like more information about foster care. A social worker and an experienced foster parent will be on hand to discuss the application process, the training and the support offered by HHS. 

Foster parents provide temporary homes to boys and girls of all ages, typically for six to 12 months. Foster parents may be any adult age, of any sexual orientation, and be single or part of a couple – married or not. They must be willing to work as part of a team and provide patience, stability and love. The county is especially in need of foster families who can care for sibling groups.

The orientation will be from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Marin Health and Wellness Campus, 3250 Kerner Blvd., Room 107, in San Rafael. Orientations are generally held once a month; the next one will be at the same location and time on Tuesday, October 20. For more information, call Cindy Wasserman at 415-473-5028.

For accessibility accommodation, please contact us in advance of the event at or TTY (415) 473-3232.


Cindy Wasserman
Child Welfare Worker
Health and Human Services

3250 Kerner Blvd.
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-5028
Email: Cindy Wasserman
Marin HHS website