The Grace Homes foster family agency has successfully cared for children and teens since 1996. We prepare, train, and support foster families who care for these children in need.
We are licensed by the State of California to certify your home to care for foster children in need. To get more information, or to get an application, call (530) 410-6331 today!
Gale Kuns, P.Hum
I am the Program Manager here at The Grace Homes - Shasta. I have been a business owner, Pre-school Director, and a College President's Executive Assistant.
During those years I was also a foster Parent for 10 years and loved it, so taking on this job is exciting for me. I enjoy connecting with foster parents and watching foster children grow to their potential. I also enjoy working with this wonderful team of people at Grace Homes.
I am married to my husband Bruce for 35 year and we have 2 adult children and 6 grandchildren. We have also helped raise 11 foster children together.
Carol Lane, BSHS/M
SOCIAL WORKER SUPERVISOR
I have been a Social Worker here at Grace Homes since June 2013. I received my Bachelors of Science in Human Services/ Management in 2008 from University of Phoenix. I am currently earning my Masters in Social Psychology from University of Phoenix and will graduate in May 2012. My work experience includes working 5 years at a foster family agency working as a Social Worker for Mountain Circle Foster Care/Adoption Agency in Susanville, CA and mentoring for Delphi, a boys group home.
I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, camping, fishing, shopping, going on road trips, and going to sporting events. I have 2 adult children and 3 grandchildren.
I truly enjoy working with our foster youth. I look forward to making a difference in the lives of a foster youth, supporting fosters parents, and supporting growth in the agency as a social worker supervisor.
Kara Krueger, MSW
FULL-TIME SOCIAL WORKER
I work as a full-time Social Worker at The Grace Homes - Shasta Foster Family Agency. I became a social worker for The Grace Homes in September of 2013. I moved with my husband to Redding, California from Columbus, Ohio, where I have lived my entire life. I received my Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Wittenberg University and obtained my Masters of Social Work from The Ohio State University College of Social Work. I have experience in working with children/youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders as behavior intervention aide, a Multi-Systemic Therapy family therapist working with youth on probation and their families, and as a psychiatry services social worker for a hospital. This is my first experience in working in foster care directly, but have had an internship at child protective services in Delaware County, Ohio.
I am newly married to my husband of about a year and a half. I enjoy running, hiking, going to movies, shopping, going to church, and spending quality time with my friends and family.
I am excited to be working with children of all ages and helping to support foster parents in their admiral endeavor in caring for fostering children. I have a heart and passion in seeing children thrive and improve as they begin their healing process in foster care.
Lisa Hanaway, MA
PART-TIME SOCIAL WORKER
I work as a part-time Social Worker at The Grace Homes - Shasta Foster Family Agency. I recently joined the team in February of 2014.
RECRUITMENT & DONATIONS COORDINATOR
I am the Recruitment and Donations Coordinator for Grace Homes. I have been working with foster families and foster kids for over 8 years. I have come to realize that foster parents are the most amazing people on this earth.
These special people make our foster kids a significant part of their homes. Foster children have many obstacles to get through. The foster parents take these challenges on courageously . I am so privileged to work with all the foster families and help support them. My husband, Ryan and I have raised 4 awesome kids who are all married and we have 2 grandsons. I have to say being “a granny” is the best part of life!
I am the records manager for The Grace Homes and provide additional support for the agency. I have been with The Grace Homes since the summer of 2013. I have enjoyed working with the team at The Grace Homes and positively impacting the lives of foster children.
A special thank you to all our Simpson College Student Intern/Volunteers &
Shasta Bible College and Graduate Volunteers.
To Our Donors/Partners: Thank you so much for being a BIG part in helping our children in foster care, thank you for all you do for them.