HUGS Foster Family certifies and trains loving individuals and families who wish to foster children. We teach families the “ins” and “outs” of foster care. Our professional social workers are available 24/7 to assist families as well as foster children in obtaining the services that they need so our families can rest assured that they will have all the support they need to make a positive impact on the child placed in their homes. In California, there are over 60,000 children who have been displaced by circumstances out of their control and have placed into the foster-care system. People and families who are able to provide assistance to these children are in short supply.