APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Employment and Human Services Director, or designee, to execute a contract with Seneca Family of Agencies, a non-profit corporation, in an amount not to exceed $250,000 to provide family finding services for foster youth for the period of January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021.
This will increase department expenditures by $250,000 funded by 50% State and 50% Federal funds.
Family Finding is an intensive research and engagement process for the Children and Family Services (CFS) youth in support of the California Continuum of Care Reform (AB403). The purpose of the Family Findings is to offer lifelong connections to foster youth by locating the most appropriate stable family or non-related extended family members, supporting the resource family approval process, identifying a placement, or discovering relatives of the children in care. Seneca Family of Agencies (Contractor) was selected from a competitive bid process in Fiscal 2019-2020. The Contractor works closely with CFS staff to deliver Family Finding services to ensure Contra Costa County foster youth reside in a safe and nurturing environment.