Let’s Make a Difference for Foster Teens in Reno, Carson, Minden, Fernley, and Fallon, Nevada!

By |2018-02-26T13:48:38-08:00February 26th, 2018|Reno, Youth|

There are many teens in our community needing foster homes, and Mountain Circle Family Services is always looking for families who can provide quality care to this age group. . .  Many teens in foster care have little to no positive supports in their lives and are in need of foster parents who can be [...]

The Co-Founder of Project Help Nevada Is Mountain Circle’s New Transitional Housing Program Director, Welcome!

By |2017-11-03T16:02:48-07:00July 19th, 2017|Youth|

Tell us about your new position at Mountain Circle: I have happily joined Mountain Circle Family Services as the Transitional Housing Program (THP) Director in Susanville, California.  I primarily work with foster youth ages 16-23, preparing them to be responsible, healthy, productive adults, and giving them a sense of confidence and security when making future [...]

Saying Goodbye

By |2017-07-16T12:08:17-07:00May 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 Seeks Transitional Housing Program Director

By |2017-07-16T12:08:17-07:00April 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 [...]

When a Shoe Tree is More Than a Roadside Attraction

By |2017-07-16T12:08:17-07:00February 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 |2017-07-16T12:08:17-07:00February 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. [...]

Meet Mountain Circle’s Newest Mentor, Janna!

By |2017-07-16T12:08:18-07:00January 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, [...]

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

By |2017-07-16T12:08:18-07:00January 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 [...]

Rashia, welcome to our Lassen County foster care and adoption office!

By |2017-07-16T12:08:18-07:00November 7th, 2016|Youth|

Rashia is our new office assistant in the Mountain Circle Susanville foster care and adoption office. We asked her to tell us a little bit more about herself: "Hello , My name is Rashia Hemingway, and I am 18 years-old and I have just entered the THP (Transitional Housing Program) with Mountain Circle in Lassen [...]

Mountain Circle Susanville: Helping Youth Prepare for Emancipation

By |2017-07-16T12:08:19-07:00July 6th, 2016|Foster Care, Susanville, Youth|

At Mountain Circle, we do everything possible to help prepare foster youth for their emancipation. One of our kids, Josh, has recently partnered up with the Lassen Career Network to learn about manufacturing. His advice for other foster youth? Read on... Meet Josh G, one of Mountain Circle's 'Transitional Housing Program' (THP) Youth! These are young [...]