Saying Goodbye

By | May 17th, 2017|Youth|

A note from Dr. Shauna Rossington: As the Executive Director of Mountain Circle Family Services, Inc (MCFS) for the last 16 years, I have seen many employees come and go—some with delight and some with sadness.  Curtis Weight, who has worked for Mountain Circle approximately nine years, is one that will be truly missed. Curtis [...]

Mountain Circle’s Chico office is HIRING

By | April 11th, 2017|chico, Job Opportunities|

Make a difference to foster children, teens, and their caregivers all over Northern California!  Mountain Circle Family Services, Inc. has been serving foster children and families for over 30 years. Our Chico office is growing, and we are looking for the right person to join our  team! Salary starts at $36,000 plus FULL benefits for [...]

The Mountain Circle 2017 PowderQuest Leadership Weekend Welcomes 30 Youth!

By | April 6th, 2017|The PowderQuest Trip|

PowderQuest 2017 by Mountain Circle's Executive Director, Dr. Shauna Rossington: This year marks the 10th anniversary of  Mountain Circle Family Services' (MCFS) PowderQuest program, and what a journey it has been to start this revolutionary adventure with foster youth.  Ten years ago, the youth were just 14 years old, and now they are young adults, [...]

Mountain Circle Seeks Transitional Housing Program Director

By | April 4th, 2017|Job Opportunities, Youth|

Mountain Circle Family Services is seeking a Director for our Foster Youth Transitional Housing Program in Lassen and Plumas Counties. This is a full-time salaried position with benefits; including health, dental, vision, vacation, and sick time. An applicant should be prepared to live or relocate to Susanville, California. Compensation: $40,000 year salary.  This program recognizes [...]

High Desert State Prisoners Give Back to Mountain Circle’s Foster Teens

By | March 23rd, 2017|Gifts|

Thank you to the High Desert State Prison for your generous donation to Mountain Circle Family Services and our work with children and youth in foster care! Warden Spearman recently presented Mountain Circle Family Services with a donation of $1,200.00.  This donation is from the High Desert State Prison (HDSP) Charitable Fund, which is generated from [...]

Career Opportunities With Mountain Circle

By | March 8th, 2017|Job Opportunities|

Do you dream of a job where you can make a real difference in the lives of children and teens in foster care? Mountain Circle is hiring! Family Advocate (Lassen and Plumas County) * House Mentor (Susanville) * Data Entry Specialist (Greenville, CA) Position: Data Entry Specialist (Greenville, CA)   Pay: Between $12-$14 an hour, depending [...]

When a Shoe Tree is More Than a Roadside Attraction

By | February 23rd, 2017|Foster Care, Youth|

"I wonder how many other Social Workers stop here?" Thought Anna, a Mountain Circle Social Worker, as she stopped to take a photo with one of our foster youth.  Mountain Circle's foster children and teens live all over Northern California and much of our time is spent with them in the car. It turns out [...]

Mountain Circle Social Workers are called to improve the lives of foster care children and youth!

By | February 17th, 2017|Foster Care, Youth|

“Growing up in a group home, and with an undiagnosed learning disability to boot, the odds of success were not on my side. But when I joined the high school football team, I learned the value of discipline, focus, persistence, and teamwork - all skills that have proven vital to my career as a C.E.O. [...]

Do you remember what it’s like to be in 8th grade?

By | February 8th, 2017|Guest Blogs|

Take the Test to the Theater An Eighth Grader Recalls There I was, lingering in the aftermath of a migraine, in the row in the test center where the seating chart said. I was reacting to the page in front of me.  Little jiggles of script, followed presumably by four possible answers, filled page 26.  [...]

Meet Mountain Circle’s Newest Mentor, Janna!

By | January 26th, 2017|susanville, The Nu-2-U Store, Youth|

Have you heard of Mountain Circle's Nu-2-U Store? This is not your average thrift store... When you are aging out of foster care, it can be really hard to find a job. Especially your FIRST job. The Nu-2-U Store was created out of a need for Mountain Circle's foster youth, ages 16-18 years of age, [...]