We're going solar! This decision has been in the works for a while, and our leadership team felt strongly that supporting the switch to solar power was important. Rhona Bekker, who's integral to running the operations at Lake Francis Resort, had this to say:

We love supporting the local communities where each of our offices is located. Check out the list of events below where you can come visit the EA team!

"Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children."  - Charles R. Swindoll

This July we're featuring one of our wonderful Office Managers, Susie Sutton, for Employee of the Month! After moving to Redding with her husband in 2002, Susie learned of an opening at EA Family Services. She officially joined the EA team on August 12, 2002, and in her words, "the rest is history!" Read on to learn more about Susie!

Our selection for Leadership Spotlight this month is Darby Johnson, who works as the Camp Director for Camp Rockin' U. Every summer from July to August, Darby leads her team of counselors as campers enjoy a week of outdoor activities and exercises designed to boost confidence and grow communication skills. Read on to learn more about Darby!

Here at EA Family Services, we’re lucky to work with an incredible group of foster parents. Today we’re bringing you an interview with a foster mother that we’ve worked with for over twenty years. Read on to learn more about what motivated her to become a foster parent, her advice to anyone interested in a similar path, and more!  

"The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong."  - Swami Vivekananda

Prior to her position as one of our amazing social work supervisors, Lori Matthews worked for many years in the field of mental health. Her work ethic and passion for helping others has been an inspiration to those around her, making her an obvious choice for this month’s Leadership Spotlight piece. Read on to learn more about her advice to those interested in a similar career path, how she came to work with EA Family Services, and more!

Our featured employee this month wears a lot of hats within our organization. Currently serving as our ILP Coordinator, Plumas Commons Supervisor & Case Manager, and THP Case Manager, Leaf Van Pelt came to EA Family Services after leaving a nonprofit with some unsavory financial practices.

May is National Foster Care Month, a time to honor the foster parents, mentors, child welfare professionals, family members, volunteers, and countless other incredible individuals who work tirelessly to ensure a bright future for the children and youth in foster care.