About REACH

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In 2007 Tulare County and Aspiranet, a private non-profit foster care and adoption agency, collaborated to develop an adoption support program. Our mutual goal was to strengthen and empower adoptive families. The result of the collaboration is REACH, a program designed to provide Resources, Education, Advocacy, Crisis Counseling and Hope to adoptive families in our community.

REACH services are available at no cost to families in Tulare County who have adopted, or are adopting through foster care, private and international agencies. We also provide services to others touched by adoption including information and training for adults considering adoption, adult adoptees and birth families.

While all families experience triumphs and challenges as they grow and change, adoptive families tend to encounter unique challenges. REACH offers the following services to support adoptive parents, adolescents and children.

  • Education, referral and advocacy services to help parents locate and access services in Tulare County
  • Crisis counseling, support counseling, and case management services
  • Parent support groups for adoptive parents (child care provided)
  • Community education, presentations and workshops on adoption issues
  • An extensive adoption lending library
  • Referrals to local adoption professionals and child serving agencies
  • Quarterly newsletters
  • The REACH Tulare County website

REACH services are available Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM. Feel free to visit our office or contact our staff for more information about assisting your family.

1840 South Central Street
Visalia, CA 93277
559-741-7358
Contact Us

Shamra Tripp, LCSW
Adoption Associate Division Director
Ext. 4504

JulieAnn Jones, MSW
Program Supervisor
Ext. 4506

Gabriela Martinez, LMFT
REACH Adoption Social Worker
Ext. 4511

Tulare County Adoptions continues to manage the Adoption Assistance Program. If you have questions about adoption funding, please direct your calls to Darcie Stoeff at 559-627-1490.

 

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