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, [...]

Mountain Circle Offers Online Learning to Resource Families

By | January 22nd, 2017|Training|

  Mountain Circle Family Services is proud to announce online learning opportunities for our Resource Parents in California and Nevada. These courses are offered at no cost! Whether you are just beginning your training, or looking for support on a particular topic, Mountain Circle has you covered! Classes include:  Trauma Informed Care Activities for Infants and [...]

The Executive Director’s Corner: The Host Home Opportunity For Older Foster Youth

By | January 12th, 2017|Youth|

As the Executive Director of Mountain Circle Family Services (MCFS) and in keeping resource parents and stakeholders abreast of the new reforms called CCR (California Care Reform), I want to talk about permanency for older foster youth.  This new push for reform is all about permanency for foster youth of all ages, specifically the youth [...]

Mountain Circle’s Reno Foster Care Office Cookie Party

By | January 9th, 2017|Foster Care, reno|

Mountain Circle's Reno (Washoe County, Nevada) cookie party was a blast!! This year, we provided a cookie Christmas party for our Nevada Foster Families and the children and youth in their care.  Not only did Toys for Tots help in providing presents for our kids, we also had Together we Rise come to support the [...]

Mountain Circle Family Services is Hiring!

By | December 31st, 2016|Job Opportunities|

  Positions Available: Social Worker (Lassen and Plumas County) * House Mentor (Susanville)   __________________________________________ WANTED: Live-in House Mentor (Susanville, CA)  Make the difference to foster teens as they move into independence! This position will receive free room and board at our Transitional Housing Home in Susanville, CA in exchange for minimal supervision, leadership in [...]