About Aspiranet REACH

In 2017 Fresno County and Aspiranet, a nonprofit whose programs include foster care and adoption, collaborated to develop an 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 adoptive families residing in Fresno County who have adopted through Fresno County Department of Social Services.

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
  • Parent support groups for adoptive parents (child care provided)
  • Community education, presentations and workshops on adoption issues
  • An adoption lending library
  • Referrals to local adoption professionals and child serving agencies
  • Quarterly newsletters
  • The Aspiranet REACH Fresno County website

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
559-222-4969
Contact Us

Kathy Steele, LCSW

Program Supervisor
Ext. 2626

Linda Gutierrez, MA

REACH Post-Adoption Social Worker
Ext. 2629

Jade Yang, MSW

REACH Post-Adoption Social Worker
Ext. 2627

Fresno County Adoptions continues to manage the Adoption Assistance Program. If you have questions about adoption funding, please direct your calls to 559-600-2396.