Children and Families
Hot Ticket Alert! ‘Fantasy of Lights’ Walk-Thru Tickets Released This Week for 25th Anniversary Event
The always popular “Fantasy of Lights” walk-thru tickets are now on sale, and the first offering quickly sold out. Two more batches of tickets will be released on Sunday, Nov. 5 at noon and Friday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m.
There was nary a missed marriage as the County transitioned its wedding services to its new Tasman Campus, with dozens of clerk-counter nuptials the first day followed by an inaugural ceremony in the new, expanded and beautified wedding chapel.
Social Services Agency Director Daniel Little Receives Prestigious Award from Dependency Advocacy Center
Daniel Little, Director of the County’s Social Services Agency, was honored for his exceptional contributions to child welfare reform in an event marking the 15th Anniversary Celebration of the Dependency Advocacy Center (DAC) in October 2023.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Makes Official Determination on Dangers of Leaded Aviation Fuel
After a push for action led by Santa Clara County and a host of environmental organizations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday announced it has officially determined that emissions from aircraft using leaded gasoline pose a public health threat – a major step toward a national ban on the fuel.
The State of California has allocated $500,000 to the County of Santa Clara Office of Diversion and Reentry Services for fellowship programs benefitting children of clients at four Faith-Based Reentry Resource Centers.
In effort to assist youth in need, the County of Santa Clara's Department of Family and Children's Services implemented a state program, the Resource Family Approval Program, to provide a much-needed home for those individuals. The program also allows for emergency placements with relatives and unrelated extended family members.
The County of Santa Clara, in partnership with Valley Health Foundation, is making the grants available to childcare providers to improve facilities and expand operations, strengthening a vital resource for county families.
The County’s Department of Child Support Services was recognized for its tremendous efforts to overcome formidable barriers and reinvent itself, winning the 2023 Outstanding Program of the Year award from the Child Support Directors Association at its annual conference.
The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department announced the winners of the 2023 Viral Video Contest, in which high school students created original videos to educate their peers about safer sexual behavior, healthy relationships, and stigma about sexually transmitted infections.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month: County of Santa Clara Focuses on Protecting Children and Supporting Healthy Relationships to Heal Families
The County of Santa Clara Department of Family and Children’s Services reminds the community that investing in healthy family relationships is at the core of healing families and keeping children safe.