San Benito County REACH
The R.E.A.C.H Program, serving adoptive families since 2005, is a collaboration between Aspiranet, a non-profit foster care and adoption agency, and the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), Adoption Services Bureau. R.E.A.C.H., which stands for Resources, Education, Advocacy, Crisis Intervention and Hope was designed to strengthen and empower adoptive families. The program provides adoptive families with knowledge, skills and support unique to the adoption journey in hopes that they will become more resourceful, aware and able to advocate in meeting their needs. Further, the program, which provides the values of ‘hope, love and family,’ recognizes adoption as a viable plan for children, including older youth, who are in need of a family.
R.E.A.C.H services are available at no cost to families in San Benito County or to families who have adopted, or are in the process of adopting through those counties. We also provide services to others touched by adoption including information and training for adults considering adoption as well as adult adoptees.
While all families experience triumphs and challenges as they grow and change, adoptive families tend to encounter unique challenges. R.E.A.C.H offers services to adoptive parents, adolescents and children. We also provide this informative list of resources and websites.
Please contact us with questions. Our caring and experienced staff is here to help you.