V. B. R. Foundation is located in Tracy, California and has a fully functioning office in Elk Grove, California. V.B.R. Foundation, Inc. (V.B.R.) is a nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to provide clean, safe foster homes, education, emotional healing and support to emotionally disabled children. V.B.R. Foundation Inc. was organized in 1986 and has established a history of quality foster care placement services to seriously disturbed children and their families. Founded in 2002, V.B.R. Foster Family Agency is a treatment program providing homes for children of all ages with a variety of special needs, including drug exposed infants, physical and sexual abuse, attention deficit disorders, behavioral and emotional disorders among others. The FFA is supported by the V.B.R. Foundation, which provides counseling, consulting, educational services, mentorship program for teens, and internship program for College students in the community. At present, V.B.R. has a skilled group of professionals working with difficult children and their foster families in a broad array of foster care programs. These professionals believe in challenging themselves. It has always been the intention of V.B.R. to provide the best possible care for all its clients. Currently V.B.R. provides foster care treatment for children that are infants to age eighteen. V.B.R. social workers provide intense support and consultation to foster parents, coordinate activities for treatment to team members, and are backed by a highly professional staff including a Ph.D. clinical supervisor and a consulting psychologist. V.B.R. has a policy of matching children with families according to individual needs. The case management and social worker staff regularly visit the families and provide counseling and assistance to the families and children. All case managers and social work staff are Master’s level of education and above.
VBR FFA is 501 C (3) tax exempt
Our mission is to provide counseling, education and support services to families in order to improve their quality of life. V.B.R. mission will develop; promote safe and stable families and communities, through Vocational Training, Business networking, Resources and Education.
LEVELS OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS
V.B.R. Foundation, Inc./Family & Children Resource Agency is a nonprofit, nonsectarian 501 C-3 organization dedicated to provide clean, safe foster homes, education, emotional healing and support to emotionally disabled children and families. V.B.R. has established a history of quality foster care placements and Case Management service to families and children. At present, V.B.R. has a skilled group of professionals working with difficult children and their foster families in a broad array of foster care programs. Currently V.B.R. has applied for our Adoption License, and has increased our counseling program to reach the families in the Community of Tracy. V.B.R. has also applied for several grants to expand our services to these families, so that we can better serve the community by becoming a one stop shop resource and referral center. It has always been the intention of V.B.R. to provide the best possible care for all its clients. To that extent, every effort is made to employ the best professionals and the foster caretakers who are intelligent, understanding and committed to children.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
With a vision to help people, Dr. Valerie Sims, Administrator and Founder of V.B.R., continues to promote services for Families and children throughout Northern California. She was acknowledged in the heritage registry Who’s Who in 2008-2009 edition for her accomplishments, efforts and contributions to V.B.R. Foundation Inc. and her efforts to better the American business Community. As a college graduate, she holds several degrees, an AA in Fashion Design, BA in Psychology, Masters in Clinical Counseling/Pastoral Counseling, and Masters of Divinity with a major in Religious Counseling, Doctorate of Divinity with a major in Theology, and holds several Teaching Credentials. She is currently working on a Ph.D. as an Educational Psychologist. Dr. Sims is growing her vision by seeking an adoption license for the agency, and recently opening an office in Elk Grove in 2015 in order to serve the children in that area. The adoption license will give children that are in the foster care system a chance to be adopted by loving and caring families that understand the need for children that have been neglected, abused and displaced within the system. With the need for more supported services in 2008 V.B.R. became partners with Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin County. As a community leader, Dr. Sims established a new 501-(C) 3 in 2008 called Fresh Beginning which is a drug and alcohol co-occurring program in Tracy. Fresh Beginning, Inc. was formed for the specific purpose of education, increasing, and stimulating public understanding of addiction in all its forms (alcohol and drug) and providing education, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation services. Dr. Sims is dedicated to solving mental health problems, as well as working with foster youth in the system, developing resources and aggressively advocating on behalf of our children and families that we serve in this community.