In 2017 Fresno County and Aspiranet, a private non-profit foster care and adoption agency, collaborated to develop a post-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 who adopted through Fresno County and reside in Fresno County. 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 Fresno County
  • Crisis counseling, support counseling, and case management services
  • Support groups for adoptive parents (child care provided) and for adopted youth
  • 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 Fresno County website

If you have questions about adoption funding, please contact Fresno County Adoption Assistance Program at 559-600-1130.

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.

1320 E. Shaw Ave Ste. 140
Fresno, CA 93710
Contact Us

JulieAnn Jones, MSW
Program Supervisor
Ext. 4506

Jade Yang, MSW
Post-Adoption Social Worker
Ext. 2629

Linda Gutierrez
Post-Adoption Social Worker
Ext. 2627