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  • EIN 14-1880976
  • 760-340-2442
  • 74-410 Hwy 111, Suite D Palm Desert CA 92260 USA

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Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Youth Development Programs

Mission: The purpose of FHSN is to help high risk children in foster care (aged 0 – 18) develop into healthy and successful adults. We intend to accomplish this through the provision of safe and supportive certified homes and families; quality programs and services to children (and their birth families where appropriate); professional, well-trained and caring staff; and a community atmosphere that encourages teamwork and cooperation among youth, families, staff and volunteers

Target demographics: Children, youth and families become well adjusted individuals making the maximum contribution to our communities

Direct beneficiaries per year: Placed and successfully monitored more than 200 high risk children in our quality foster family homes. Three adoptions were secured, 2 sucessful emancipations from foster care. We provided our 11th annual Children and Families Christmas Celebration were more than 300 children and families were served. Provided PEI programs to 20 high risk African American boys ages 11-15 with very successful outcomes.

Geographic areas served: Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange Counties of California. We work specifically in the Coachella Valley of Riverside County with underserved African American Families

Programs: Foster Care recruitment, training and certification in Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange Counties of Southern California. Placing and monitoring high risk children and youth in our compassionate and caring foster family homes until the goal of reunification, legal guardianship or adoption can be achieved. Providing Prevention and Early Intervention Programs to the underserved African American population of the Desert Region of Riverside County.

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I had the pleasure of working with Director Sandra Austin multiple times. She love children and desire to help foster children and children in the desert region by offering them the tools to build confidence and life skills for a successful future. Family Health and Support Network goes beyond the call of duty for not only the hundreds of children but the community at whole.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I had the opportunity to work with Family Health & Support Network as a volunteer and it was an amazing unforgettable experience. I was blown away by the organizations professionalism and overall care for the youth and families. Having worked with multiple non profit organizations in California and Nevada areas, this organization is by far the best. The hardwork and dedication they put in to the organization is undeniable. Working closely with the youth building a personal relationship and educating them in all aspects of life. It was a good feeling to be around such motivated youth on the trip to Washington D.C where we visited Historical Monuments, zip lined through national parks, experienced educational tours and gave the youth a glimpse into their future by touring Howard University. This organization helps our youth to see their future and to give them a reason to overcome their battles and struggles. It gives our future hope. I am happy to be have had such a great experience. I look forward to continuing to work with this non profit and see the success of the programs grow each year!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A great organization full of amazing change agents!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Family Health & Support Network is a wonderful organization that I'm glad to be a part of. This organization has a wonderful staff of people who really work hard to make sure the children placed in their care gets the love, services, and thesupport they need to make their futures brighter.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Family Health & Support Network does excellent work in the community and I would highly recommend them to anyone considering foster parenting!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I became acquainted with Family Health & Support network, Inc over a year ago and was very impressed with the level of care and devotion the organization has comitted to insuring that the needs of children in foster care are being met. I have over twenty years experience working in the foster care system at various levels as a social worker. I have observed that FHSN goes beyond the call of duty in providing services and support to children in foster care, certified foster parents, and the families of children in foster care. FHSN is an excellent advocate for the children; they recruit the most caring and interested foster parents, and they secure any and all necessary services for the children and their families.

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Family Health 10/13/2012

Thank you Burnese for your comments regarding FHSN. We are so proud to have you on board Supervising our compassionate social work staff. We feel that the experience and compassion you bring to the Network is both beneficial and aligns with the mission of the organization. We sincerely appreciate your being a part of the Network. -Sandra Austin Executive Director

Dretona M.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Family Health & Support Network, Inc. holds true to the philosophy of "Every Child Deserves to be Loved"! This organization has proven that they care not only about the children served but also their families. The entire staff at FHSN consistently go above and beyond the call of duty to demonstrate concern for the well-being of displaced children. It's not often that you find a progressive, non-judgmental social service organization due to the nature of the business. So, kudos to FHSN for "getting it" and choosing to make a positive impression in the lives of the children and families that we all serve in some capacity. Congratulations on a job well done!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I know the director, Sandra Austin, and she is an outstanding Director and does an exceptional job providing services to the community.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Family Health and Support Network is a very special foster family agency. It is encompassed with genuinely caring and compassionate staff who truly wish to help children in need. FHSN also has wonderful foster parents who go above and beyond for their foster children. FHSN is based in Palm Desert and has certified foster family homes in Riverside County, as well as a contract with San Bernardino County. The foster children range in ages from two days old to twenty years old and they come from both counties. FHSN provides exceptional treatment services and programs for the children we serve. Please endorse Family Health and Support Network and help us grow to the sky's the limit.

THE EIGHT

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Going the EXTRA MILE! Family Health & Support Network, Inc. (FHSN) provides safe and loving homes for children placed in foster care. Additionally, the agency continues to go the extra mile to assure their children while in their care, are able obtain Life Skills to assure a successful emancipation out of the foster care system.
While the State of California enforced multiple budget cuts, FHSN continues to empower their children through theFHSN “Children’s Fund” Charity events. Children ages (0-18) and especially teenagers are placed in their care. FHSN Children’s Fund allows teenagers a unique opportunity to participate in their own growth and be able to express themselves in fun and creative ways. “Teen-Action” is the umbrella of several teen-focused initiatives including education, communication and reciprocity. “Teenage Girls ROCK! Rites of Passage are programs where teens participate in interactive workshops, seminars, and webinars. They all provide a fun, creative forum for children to unite, be creative, share common stories, and learn the appropriate tools necessary for a healthy future! FHSN remains in tune with the pulse of issues in the community and workshop series by specifically addressing the very sobering subjects of teenage bullying, suicide, obesity, and substance abuse/addiction. This agency is “bar-none” one of the most caring and supportive foster agency existing. FHSN opens the window to a whole new world of opportunities for these kids. I implore you to support Family Health & Support Network, Inc.