Welcome to Safe harbor

A Foster Family Agency 

in Modesto, California

About Us

Our Story


Safe Harbor was founded by Executive Director Bill Meenk in 2006, and has been serving California's foster children since that time. Our mission is to provide a safe environment where children can heal, experience the love of a family and prepare for a more positive future. With an office in Modesto, CA, we're able to serve families throughout California's Central Valley. Safe Harbor is a growing agency whose greatest strength lies in our families.  Our foster parents are amazing, selfless people who sacrifice for kids every day.  We would love to talk with you about joining this group of superheroes!

Safe Harbor has been nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and is an active member of the foster parent communities in Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties.

In 2018, Safe Harbor formed a partnership with Parents by Choice, a similar agency with a shared mission. Together, our agencies are able to serve more families and youth through programs such as Adoption, Intensive Services Foster Care and Transitional Housing for former foster youth. We are excited about new opportunities for foster families that are available through this partnership!

Get Involved


Are you passionate about helping children and youth in foster care? Let us know! We are always looking for individuals and families to help us reach foster youth. We'll answer your questions and will guide you through the process. We're excited to have you join the team!

Thank You


Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 

Upcoming Events

Fro Yo Social

Wednesday, June 26th

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Foster Care Orientation

Thursday, July 11th

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A Night of Hope

Saturday, September 7th

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Donate Now

We are dedicated to improving the lives of children in foster care in our community. Your contribution today helps us make a difference.

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