Children and Family Services Director Jeany Zepeda was presented with a proclamation from the Board of Supervisors, Tuesday, May 9 recognizing the month of May as National Foster Care Month.

“The proclamation is important to the department because it acknowledges the importance of resource families and the contributions they make to ensure the safety and wellbeing of foster youth in our care,” said Zepeda. “Children and Family Services needs resource families to accomplish their mission of protecting endangered children, preserving, and strengthening their families, and developing alternative family settings when it is unsafe for a child to remain in their home.”

As of May 4, 2023, there are 5,294 children in San Bernardino County who reside in foster care. Resource Families help to provide these children with a sense of well-being, safety, and permanency. Children and Family Services wants foster children to thrive in healthy, loving, and stable environments with adults who care for them. The department and the County are committed to supporting Resource Families that provide these crucial homes.

For more information about becoming a Resource Family, visit or email

Additional County Update News – May 12, 2023