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Serving the Chico community since 1986
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There is a family for every child & a child for every family.

Sierra Nevada Connections is an established non-profit, community-based family services agency that provides foster and adoption services in Chico, California.

Founded in 1986, Sierra Nevada Connections helps navigate the journey of fostering and adoption with solution-focused resources and a nurturing, progressive approach.

For over 35 years, Sierra Nevada Connections has been providing quality and innovative family placements, ensuring stability and life-sustaining changes for foster and adoptive children. Sierra Nevada Connections’ mission is to serve the greater community by placing all children in need regardless of ethnicity, age, special needs or unique circumstances into loving foster and adoptive homes. Sierra Nevada Connections families positively transform the lives of children and young people by providing a safe and nurturing home environment where children can grow, flourish, and reach their highest potential.

“There is the art and science of the perfect match that can only
be known by taking the time to get to know the families as well
as the children.”  — Sierra Nevada Connections


We provide resources and personalized support for foster families based on each child and families unique needs throughout their journey. Ensuring safety, stability and life-sustaining changes for foster and adoptive children is our mission.


Our staff has an educated, evolved approach with insight into today's parenting environment and unique family situations. We pride ourselves on long-lasting relationships with our foster families, foster children, and adoptive families.


We are a team of experienced qualified professionals providing a personal touch that is hard to find with large agencies. We establish an authentic connection with each family and youth alike, that which remains steadfast throughout the placement process and even beyond.


We believe families of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds have the same beautiful gifts to offer a child. We welcome everyone and are committed to creating situations where all families and children flourish.



Running with the Bears

Half-Marathon and Marathon

Stunning views and a fast and fun course! No crowded start lines, easy to manage packet pick up and a renown post-race BBQ. The marathon route is great for first-timers or those 26.2 milers looking for the PR or a Boston Marathon qualifying time. An ideal event for any level of runner and great for a small group destination race. Experience a truly fun and unique running event with RWTB!

Bear Growl Gravel Grinder

Ride the Gravel Event

An exciting and challenging gravel and paved cycling event showcasing the most amazing roads. Bringing the good ol' fun of gravel riding with a laid back atmosphere, the event features distances for all riding abilities. The courses feature a perfect blend of pavement, dirt road and gravel road with historic Sierra Nevada elevation grades. This is the most chill gravel event experience!

"We have been with Sierra Nevada Connections for over eight years. Their social workers and staff are the best, which sets them apart from the rest of the agencies out there. They are always available to their families and help foster parents find solutions to difficult situations. Everyone works together, so you never feel like you are on your own while dealing with the system."
Sarah C.

Learn more today about Sierra Nevada Connections and how you can support the children and programs of the organization!