Creative Alternatives now operates a Transitional Housing Placement plus Foster Care (THP+FC) program.

The THP+FC program is an option for Non Minor Dependents and provides services such as housing and financial assistance.

This option is available to adults ranging from 18-21 years old and must meet the educational or employments eligibility criteria to receive these benefits.

How Can We Help You?

Our Mission: Deliver comprehensive services in a nurturing environment to youth and young adults.

Contact Us

Stanislaus County
2855 Geer Rd. Turlock,
CA 95382
Phone- (209) 668-9361
Fax-(209) 668-0539

Merced County
3195 M Street,
Merced CA 95348
Phone-209-723-6030
Fax-209-723-6032

About Creative Alternatives, INC.

Creative Alternatives Foster Family Agency’s mission is to provide a healthy, safe and nurturing environment for emotionally disturbed, neglected and abused children.

Foster Family Agency Program

Creative Alternatives is licensed by the State Department of Social Services to operate a Foster Family Agency. 

Through the Foster Family Agency families are recruited, trained and certified as exclusive-use homes for the corporation. 

This enables Creative Alternatives to continue care for children who have successfully completed their stay in the group home program, but who are unable for one reason or another to return to their natural homes.

Services available to our foster families:

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Non-Public Schools

Quality Youth Services from professionals that care.

Creative Alternatives is a nonprofit organization based in the Central Valley of California.

Our primary activities include the operation of Short Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP) homes for youth with specialty mental health needs, placement of children in private foster homes and running nonpublic schools.

Creative Alternatives has been designed to provide what its name implies… an alternative to the institutionalization of children. Our programs are individualized to meet the needs of each child.

CARF

We are an independent, nonprofit organization focused on advancing the quality of services you use to meet your needs for the best possible outcomes.

CDE

The Department of Education serves our state by innovating and collaborating with educators, schools, parents, and community partners. Together, as a team, we prepare students to live, work, and thrive in a multicultural, multilingual, and highly connected world.

WASC

Through ACS WASC’s evaluation of institutions, ACS WASC accreditation assures the educational community, the general public, and other organizations and agencies that an institution has clearly defined objectives appropriate to education.

CDSS

The mission of the California Department of Social Services is to serve, aid, and protect needy and vulnerable children and adults in ways that strengthen and preserve families, encourage personal responsibility, and foster independence.

40 Years

Creative Alternatives was founded in 1976 by Ron and Mary Phillips in Hughson, California. The focus of the organization, then and now, was to provide a nurturing environment for troubled children. Under Executive Director, Joy Biddle’s leadership, the organization continues to make a difference in hundreds of California’s foster youth.

OUR SERVICES

OUR PROFESSIONALL
PROGRAMS

Our Mission: To deliver comprehensive therapeutic service in a nurturing environment to youth and young adults.

STRTP MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

FOSTER FAMILY AGENCY

NON-PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Our Associations

DONATION

YOUR DONATION MATTERS

Donations accepted by Creative Alternatives, either direct donation or through our various fund raising activities go directly into the Grace Bishop Memorial Fund for our emancipating youth. These funds are never used for operations cost. Creative Alternatives is 501 c3 nonprofit organization, and all donations are tax deductible.