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Agape Villages

Agape Villages is a licensed foster family agency placing children in foster homes in communities throughout Northern California. We accept referrals from California’s Department of Social Services, Child Protective Services and County Mental Health Departments. We serve disadvantaged children, adolescents and young adults from newborn to 21 years of age.
We are also a licensed adoption agency, serving our families, children and youth through the permanency of adoption.

Our Mission

Agape Villages mobilizes community resources to provide quality homes, innovative solutions and the highest of professional services to disadvantaged children and their families to meet their needs, maximize their potential and lead toward a better and brighter future.

Our Vision

Agape Villages will become the foster care agency of choice in fulfilling the needs of disadvantaged children and their families throughout our service area.

Our Story

Agape Villages began its ministry in 1958 as Sierra Children’s Home and evolved into a network of regional group homes. In 1995 we moved to foster family care, at which time the agency name changed to AGAPE VILLAGES. In the over half a century since 1958, we have served more than 6,000 of California’s most troubled youth. Agape Villages remains committed to the same principles that energized the agency’s founders: our values; providing the very highest level of professional services to disadvantaged children and their families; devotion to the people who choose to provide loving foster care for homeless and disadvantaged children that depend on us to help them recover and reshape their futures.

Our Impact

What our children have to say about Agape Villages and our programs:

“Agape Villages has helped me realize I have potential to do things in my life even as a foster youth.”

– 18 year old foster child

“I have learned so many things through the enrichment and living skills programs… how to ride a horse, do a resume, and the importance about saving for the future.”

– 16 year old foster child

“I now know I can be something in my life”.

– 15 year old foster child


Long Term Impact
Total Children Served: 6,410
Total Number of Resource Families *: 525
2019 Impact
Children Served: 191
Currently Certified Resource Families*: 66
Enrichment Program Participation: 99
Independent Living Skills Program Participation: 15
Teen Girls Group Participation: 11

* Formerly Foster Families