Welcome To Creative Alternatives
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.
Creative Alternatives is a California based non-profit agency that has the privilege of fulfilling one of the greatest needs of our state, helping children find a home. As a Foster Family Agency, our mission is to provide a healthy and safe environment to children that have battled with abuse, neglect, and abandonment. With our new STRTP (Short Term Residential Therapeutic Program), children with mental health needs have a place to stay while they are transitioning into the foster care system.
Creative Alternatives believes that education is our future. Because of this, we operate multiple non-public schools for children with special needs. The majority of the students we serve suffer from emotional, social and behavioral problems that are disruptive for a public classroom.
Creative Alternatives and Stanislaus State Sociology Club have teamed together for a Dream Duffel Drive. Each child removed from their home will receive a DREAM DUFFEL, filled with goodies to support their time in care. Check out the below link to support our cause! On behalf of Creative Alternatives and the Sociology Club, we Thank You for your contribution! Your consideration is greatly appreciated.
Please see our Amazon Wishlist for items you can donate.
Foster Care Fast Facts
Here at Creative Alternatives, it is our mission to deliver comprehensive therapeutic services in a nurturing environment for youth and young adults.
We are a group that thrives on the love, care, and support of the community that we serve. Become part of the solution today.
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No matter how small the contribution, volunteering means the world to our children. Get in contact with our amazing staff and find out how you can help your community today!