Steps to Becoming a Resource Parent

Step 1

Step 2

Once you complete our Resource Family Orientation, the next step is to register for pre-service training classes with Kids and Families Together by calling 805-643-1446 X203.

The pre-service training classes are a total of 15 hours and are required to learn about regulations, requirements, challenges, and benefits of being a resource family. Additionally, our trauma-informed training provides an opportunity for the resource family and Children and Family Services to assess together whether becoming a resource family is the best fit for your family.

Please note: you can work on your application as you are completing classes.

Step 3

Contact the Homes with Heart team prior to your last pre-service training class to obtain the link to the RFA application.

Please note: if application is not signed before completion of pre-service training, applicant/s will not be credited for training and will need to retake pre-service training.

Contact us: 805.654.3220. or via email at

Resource Family Approval Orientation