Helping Solve California's Biggest
Support an organization with the proven ability to solve problems. Through foster care services, adoption, individualized mental health support, education, and much more, Aspiranet is an integral part of solving the biggest social issues Californians face today. We are a statewide social service organization with a direct community focus. With nearly 50 locations in over 30 California communities, Aspiranet is one of the largest social services agencies in the state. We work with children, youth, teens, and families that are struggling. Aspiranet gives these children and parents the most important thing in the world... hope.
Your tax-deductible gift to Aspiranet provides direct support to children, youth, teens, and families through nearly 50 community-based locations across California.
Your gift in any amount makes a huge difference. To maximize YOUR impact, please consider becoming a monthly recurring donor.
With over 45 years of in-the-trenches expertise, Aspiranet’s staff and leadership are mission-driven to provide direct, one-on-one care to the children, youth, teens, and families that need us the most.
Help Where It's Needed Most
Your financial support of Aspiranet is put to work for families that need it the most. The difference between surviving and thriving can come down to very simple things. Having enough diapers to make it through the month. Having a place to live that is safe and supported. Having a bed that is their own. Being able to complete high school despite having behavioral challenges. Learning the skills necessary to handle life’s demands most effectively. Your gift makes California’s most troubled communities safer, better, and more compassionate places for everyone.
Hope Forward Campus
Aspiranet’s residential group home program in the Central Valley has provided intensive therapeutic care for teen boys who have severe behavioral issues. The success of this program has led to Aspiranet being awarded with a capital grant to construct a crisis stabilization facility on the site. The Hope Forward Campus will significantly expand access to psychiatric support and short-term residential care for youth in crisis. Aspiranet’s Hope Forward Campus will change the landscape of mental healthcare in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Merced counties by providing desperately needed services.
Aspiranet supports young adults leaving the foster care system by providing skills training, educational support, and, most importantly, housing assistance. Former foster children are disproportionally represented among the homeless population, as well as those incarcerated. Our intervention with these young adults stops homelessness before it starts. Preventing homelessness while providing an at-risk population with a new direction in their lives directly impacts every member of their community.
Supporting Foster Children
In California, as many as 50,000 children are in the foster care system. Aspiranet provides direct foster care services that have helped thousands of these children find a safe place to call home. Foster children often experience trauma that is unique and requires specialized care and services. Aspiranet's caring and expert staff provide a level of support to foster families that helps lead to stability.
Mental and Behavioral Health
Aspiranet’s leading-edge mental health services support children and families where they live. We believe that mental health intervention is most effective when it takes place in a real-world environment. Our therapists, clinicians, and social workers engage with children in their homes, their schools, and their communities. Healing trauma at its source means that children learn coping mechanisms for their actual situations.
Research has shown that for most families, no matter how traumatized or difficult the relationships have been, maintaining contact between children and their biological parents is valuable. If parents who are struggling with issues of addiction, trauma, or abuse can learn the skills necessary to be effective caregivers for their children, we can help reduce the number of children who require foster care and intervention services. Aspiranet works tirelessly to bring families back together whenever possible.
Through Aspiranet’s Fusion Charter School and Stanislaus Academy, we believe that education is a right that every child should enjoy, no matter how their behavior has previously affected them. Aspiranet’s education programs focus on individual students as the drivers of their own futures. Your support of these programs means that children don’t fall through educational gaps. Graduation from high school is our primary goal. Powered by a high school diploma, teens who had no hope for a future suddenly have choices.
Family Support and Engagement
Being a parent doesn’t come with a handbook. Through our early childhood centers, new baby centers, and family engagement programs, Aspiranet teaches parents and caregivers practical solutions to the everyday challenges we all face. We know that the key to building strong communities is by giving families the strength and skills to build their own solutions.