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Children and Family

Siskiyou Early

Head Start

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Provides comprehensive child development services year round to low-income families living in Siskiyou County. Parent involvement is a key part of the program. Offers home based and center based (small class size) options.


Open to pregnant women and children up to age 3 and their families

Child Care

Payment Assistance

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Helps pay for child care when there is an identified need, such as parents working or attending classes or training.



Open to parents who meet low income guidelines and who are working or attending school or training; care is for children from birth through age 12

iFoster Agency

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Provides access to hundreds of free and greatly discounted resources customized to meet the local Community's needs, including:

  • K-12, post-high school education and youth employment

  • Recreational activities

  • Clothing, food and household products

  • Advisors, support groups, and parenting help

Every resource and partner is vetted and negotiated by iFoster and rated by the Community ensuring only the most helpful resources are provided through the online, self-service resource portal. Resources include:

  • Refurbished laptops with Microsoft Windows and Office software for under $200 with free tech support

  • Free and $50/year programs for grade-level improvement in reading comprehension with Reading Plus and Community investors 

  • Free career assessment for youth integrated into post-secondary readiness including SAT/ACT prep, school applications and scholarships with Career Cruising and Community investors

  • Free eye exams and eye glasses with Vision Service Plan

  • Free haircuts through select Paul Mitchell schools

All eligible beneficiaries must be iFoster members. Membership is free and potential beneficiaries can register online. View eligibility criteria below.


Membership open to transition-age youth and former foster youth ages 16 and up (no age cut-off), foster or resource caregiver/family, kinship, relative or informal caregiver/family, foster or kinship direct service agencies, former foster/kinship/probation youth-serving agencies, federal, state or county child welfare agency, dependency/delinquency courts, legal advocates, foster or kinship support groups, other child welfare organizations (i.e. advocacy)

Rowell Family Empowerment

of N. California

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Provides parent-to-parent support, training, information, resources and activities for parents of children and youth with special needs or disabilities (ages 0-22). Their office in Redding serves multiple counties. Services include:

  • Parent consultation related to education services

  • Support groups

  • Family outings

  • Play groups for young children

  • Trainings and workshops that empower parents regarding special education, rights, and other topics

  • Parent to parent connections

  • Referrals to Developmental Screenings

  • Assistance with accessing health care and understanding special education options (IEP)

  • Respite services to families who are Far Northern Regional Center consumers

  • Summer Autism program called Get SET (Social Emotional Training)

  • Resource and information library 

View event calendar on website for dates and times of support groups, workshops, and other events. Services are available to service providers as well.


Parents and service providers of children with special needs, developmental delays or disabilities, ages birth to 22

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