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Seneca's mission: Unconditional Care

About Us

Seneca Family of Agencies (formerly Seneca Center) was founded in 1985 by advocates who were determined to more effectively meet the needs of children in group homes and foster family care. Seneca believes that children and youth do not themselves fail, but are failed by the system, a system unable to address their complex and specialized needs. Seneca has dedicated itself to providing a comprehensive range of community-based and family-focused services for children and families. This commitment to unconditional care means doing whatever it takes to help children and families thrive, even when faced with tremendous challenges.

Seneca’s vision for service is an integrated community-engaged approach with high standards of practice. These life-changing programs are reflective of the needs of the communities for which we serve.

In 2011, a strategic merger with Kinship Center formed Seneca Family of Agencies. In 2012, Canyon Acres Ranch was incorporated into the Orange County programs of Kinship Center, expanding the local base of mental health, wraparound, child placement, family finding and professional and parent training services in Southern California and the Central Coast.

Seneca expanded to Washington state in 2013 to support charter schools with a range of technical assistance and supports for schools and districts centered around a model of Unconditional Education. Seneca has since designed individualized models and services that meet students’ unique needs, and it continues to develop systems that support the success and wellbeing of all students.

The joining of these organizations creates one of the most comprehensive service systems for children in California and Washington.

Seneca Statistics!

James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award

Seneca CEO Ken Berrick awarded 2017 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award



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Helping children and families through the most difficult times of their lives.

  • We're thrilled to be featured on #ValPals by @go4valentine & @1043myfm this month during #FosterCareMonth #Repost.
@go4valentine Today on #ValPals, we are featuring the Seneca Family of Agencies – an organization that helps at-risk children in group homes and foster family care. They help vulnerable students facing academic, emotional or behavioral challenges and work to keep struggling kids in class and on track. Over the years, they’ve helped thousands of children here in So Cal. For more information, go to SenecaFOA.org. #UnconditionalCare
  • At our recent Cycle for Seneca event, supporters conquered 1,386 miles on indoor spin bikes & raised over $8,000 to support our Bay Area #FosterYouth & family finding services. Thank you to our supporters that went the distance for our children & families! #FosterCareMonth #FosterCare #FosterLove #Repost, photo by @allenskratch
  • May is National #FosterCareMonth! In California alone there are over 58,000 children in #fostercare in need of loving & dedicated caregivers. Your donation this Thursday during #EastBayGives (link in bio) will help Seneca foster parents set their families up for success. We are proud to support our Foster Families today and every day. #UnconditionalCare #fosterlove #foster #fosterfamily #nonprofit
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