Who We Are

Who We Are

Golden State Family Services (GSFS) initially opened as a 501(c)(3) Foster Family Agency in Redding, CA, in 1996. The agency expanded opening its first office in the Central Valley in Visalia, CA, on April 1, 1997, headed by Executive Director/CEO, Micki Prins.

Throughout our years of operation in the Central Valley, Golden State Family Services has established themselves as a reliable agency dedicated to providing quality services to children in need. Golden State Family Services has foster and adoptive homes throughout the Central Valley, servicing multiple counties within the state of California with offices located in Fresno and Tulare.

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff includes our Executive Director, Program Directors and other managerial staff, Social Workers, Family Development Staff, Human Resources Staff, Accounting Staff, and Support Staff. Our team works very hard to ensure Golden State Family Services is providing children and resource parents with the finest quality services and support.

Today, we have expanded our services to include; Full-Service Adoption, Fost-Adopt Services, Case Management, Outreach Support Program, Independent Living Program, Youth Career Readiness Program, Intensive Services Foster Care, Specialty Service Lines, Contract Bed Placement, and youth groups.

Golden State Family Services is accredited by CARF International. Accreditation is a process that demonstrates a provider has met standards for the quality of its services. CARF International establishes these standards to guide providers in offering their services and also uses the standards to evaluate how well a provider is serving people and how it can improve. 

Mission Statement

Golden State Family Services is dedicated to helping children who have been removed from their homes and are experiencing related emotional and psychological difficulties by:

  1. Providing therapeutic, healing, foster home environments for children and adolescents.
  2. Preparing resource parents through training and education.
  3. Continued assistance throughout the foster care experience with supportive counseling, case management services, and continued guidance.
  4. Furnishing group and individual counseling based on each child’s needs.
  5. Teaching Independent Living Skills for making a successful transition to adulthood.

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