Deally Curran, one of our amazing Social Worker Supervisors here at EA Family Services, is our choice for November's Leadership Spotlight! Although she experienced some difficult times early in his life, she found strength and solace from the support of her parents.  "My parents always taught me to work hard and never give up. I believe no matter how hard our past might have been, we can always rise above and start again." 

The choice to become a foster parent is an important one, deserving of serious consideration. Obviously there are many legal qualifications, but the less tangible elements, while not usually as heavily discussed, are equally deserving of reflection. And while the legal requirements vary from one state to another, consistency can definitely be found when it comes to qualities that make for an excellent foster parent.  Qualities of an Excellent Foster Parent

"Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness." - Desmond Tutu

View our upcoming events!

Interested in what's on the horizon for EA Family Services? Below you'll find a roundup of events we're hosting or participating in during the months of November and December. Check back often, we'll be adding new listings to this post over time! October 22 - November 9Tracy Office Fundraiser December 1 68th Annual Christmas Parade December 1

"Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience." - Paulo Coelho

Our October Employee of the Month is our County Liaison, Kellon Thompson! Read on to learn what initially sparked his interest in working with EA Family Services, how he practices self-care, and more! What originally made you want to work with EA Family Services?

Many people will, at some point in their lives, know someone who is involved in foster parenting in one way or another. And as any foster parent can tell you, when the topic arises with friends and family, the same (oftentimes cringe-inducing) questions are asked again and again. With this in mind, we've put together a list of things you should never say to a prospective or current foster parent, and a few suggested alternatives.  "My friend became a foster parent and [insert terrible story here]." 

This month our choice for Leadership Spotlight is our Operations Director, Zach Anderson. As the oldest of ten (six of which were adopted from foster care), Zach has been entrenched in the field in one way or another, for most of his life. After graduating from high school, he decided to move away from California and spent the next ten years traveling around the country. 

This month our Leadership Spotlight selection is our HR Supervisor, Sara Bodenham. Born and raised in Chico, Sara's background in farming and ranching instilled an early interest in agriculture. And although she originally set her sights on a future within that industry, after moving to Quincy she was hired as a temporary Office Manager at EA, changing the course of her life. Read on to learn more about Sara! Are there experiences in your early life that have contributed to your success with EA?

Learn more about one of our amazing social workers, Rocio Martinez!

Our September employee of the month is one of our amazing social workers, Rocio Martinez! Rocio was originally brought on as an intern, where her compassionate nature and strong organizational skills allowed her to thrive.  Read on to learn what initially sparked her interest in working with EA Family Services, how she practices self-care, and more!