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 and ask for Lanell.
Rev. & Mrs. Gale Kuns, D.Hum
ADMINISTRATOR and FOUNDER
Rev. & Mrs Gale Kuns are the founders of Grace Homes,
They started the first group home for pregnant teens in CA, in 1996.
They currently have group homes and/or foster care agencies in Visalia ,Redding and Stockton.
We are grateful for their wisdom and experience, we all learn from them.
Gale and Glenda are a great team who work well together ,they have been married "50" years.
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 great man his name is Bruce , we have been married for 38 year and we have 2 adult children and 6 grandchildren. We have also helped raise 11 foster children together.
If you are interested in talking about foster parenting, I would love to talk to you, lets do coffee!
I have worked in the field since 2008 (FFA Social Worker). Supervising staff since 2013 with a focus on foster care. Education: Master of Science, Social Psychology, University of Phoenix. Bachelor of Science, Human Services/Management, University of Phoenix.
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.
Carol Lane, MSP
Rachelle Hunter, MFT
FULL-TIME SOCIAL WORKER
I am a full-time Social Worker at Graces Homes. I received my Bachelors of Psychology from Chico State University in May 2011. I earned my Masters in Counseling from San Diego State University with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. My therapeutic background includes in-home family therapy, individual counseling, and play therapy. I have worked with children and families for about 8 years and I absolutely love it.
I am a native of Redding but my husband and I recently moved back to the North State. I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, going to the movies, reading, and singing at my church.
It is always a rewarding experience to work with children and foster families and see the changes that one family can make in a child's life.
I am excited about the opportunity to work at Grace Homes. I enjoy being around the children and the foster parents. I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you. Drop by the office and say Hi!
FULL-TIME SOCIAL WORKER
I am a Social Worker for Grace Homes, I’ve worked in the field of social work for 26 years, mostly with foster children. My experience includes working in a high level group home, in a couple of Foster Family Agencies, and in mental health (as a family therapist and supervisor). I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Northern Iowa, and my Master’s Degree in Social Work from Portland University in 2000. No matter where I go, I always end up working with foster youth. I feel this is not just a job, but a vocation. I am so happy to be a part of Grace Homes. I enjoy spending time with the foster families and children. I also enjoy spending my time off with my family, cheering for the Giants, and spending time in nature.
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:
Sleep Train, Cash &Carry, Cleanrite Buildrite, Grocery Outlet, Project Linus, Redding Lions Club, Redding Soroptimist, Safeway, Target and Toys for Tots.
Thank you so much for being a BIG part in helping our children in foster care, thank you for all you do for them.