Family Health & Support Network, Inc., is a private non-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation, established in 2003 by founding members Sandra Austin, Robbie Peer and Michael Scott. Family Health & Support Network, Inc. (FHSN) is licensed by the State of California (facility number 336413117) to function as a Foster Family Agency. We are governed by State of California Regulations as well as agency policies and procedures.
FHSN currently has contracts with Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange Counties for the placement and administrative oversight to children and youth who have been removed from their homes as victims of abuse and neglect. In order that we may satisfy our contractual agreements we must recruit qualified individuals and couples to serve as resource parents with our organization. Most importantly, we seek to become aligned with individuals who share our passion for helping children and families.
In 2011 the Riverside County Department of Mental Health, now Riverside University Health Systems – Behavioral Health (RUHS-BH) accepted FHSN’s proposal to provide Prevention and Early Intervention programs to the underserved African American population of the Desert Region. BRAAF - Building Resilience in African American Families is comprised of three evidence-informed programs; Guiding Good Choices Parent Workshops, Africentric Youth & Families Rites of Passage After-school program and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). In 2018, RUHS-BH funded BRAFF for girls. The BRAAF girls’ program is functioning as a pilot program for RUHS-BH.
In December 2018, Family Health & Support Network, Inc. achieved National Accreditation from the Council on Accreditation demonstrating compliance in more than 1,800 best practice standards.