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Watch The Northern California Family Center's own foster parents talk about being a foster parent.

Are you a youth looking for help? - you can find it at NCFC Safe Place program

Since 1978 Northern California Family Center (NCFC) has been providing intensive clinical, shelter, and referal services for runaway, homeless, neglected and abused youth in Contra Costa County.
We have provided an astounding number of services over 39 years 
2,240 families  in counseling
6,750 family emergency consultations
1,050 youth placed in emergency foster care

In the last year we have had zero cases where a child ran back to the streets. In the last three years we had only 4 cases out of 210 in which the youths returned to the streets. read more

 Explore our web site for information about becoming foster parents for our short term Crisis Program or Long Term Foster Program.
Find in our web site future training for foster parents. Discover why you should consider the Norther California Family Center to be your foster family agency. Find the forms you need to complete your certification.

Want to Work for us?
We are hiring transportation workers. If you are interested in please call us at 925-370-1990 

Want to Donate?
New tooth bushes and toothpaste  Please call NCFC at 925-370-1990. 
 Northern California Family Center
Phone:                     925-370-1990

Fax:                          925-370-1993

Main Office Address:   
2244 Pacheco Blvd.
 Martinez, CA 94553
Walnut Creek Address:
1621 North Broadway.
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
E-mail address:

Find out the kind of services we provide on our website


Find Resource family certification and training. Find out about counseling services for youth and families. Find out about our Safe Place Program for runaway and homeless youth.
Please come to the
Next Resource Family Workshop Fair:

Our next fair will be March 25th 2017

Location:Fair Oaks Church 1925 Risdon Rd. Concord Ca. 

NCFC provides five services
: (1) Youth Outreach services for run aways, primarily through the Safe Place Program in Contra Costa and Solano Counties, including an emergency telephone hotline;(2) 24-hour accessible short-term shelter for runaway and home¬less youth;(3) Crisis counseling and family mediation with runaway and home¬less youth; (4) Psychotherapy with families and children;(5) Long-term foster care for children aged 1 through 17 years, who may be referred by Child Protective Services.