Angels Foster Family Agency (San Diego, CA)


  • Name:Cathy Richman

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Angels Foster Family Agency
  • Address:6160 FAIRMOUNT AVE.
    STE H
    San Diego, CA 92120
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:619 283-8100
  • Main fax:619 283-8101

Organization Web

User Phone

  • Direct phone:619 283-8100(224)

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  • Mission:
  • Angels has developed a very unique and extensive program combined with improved standards for foster family recruitment, selection, training, and supervision that is designed to significantly reduce the physical, developmental, sociological, and emotional consequences of child abuse and neglect during the critical developmental period from birth to age three. What sets the Angels mission apart from any other foster parent agency is the following:

    Angels ensures that every baby is placed with the very best family by intensive recruiting, screening, training, and support of foster parents. Each Angels family:
    • Fosters only one child (or sibling group) at a time, ensuring individual attention to each child’s special needs.
    • Must have at least one stay-home parent for babies under 18 months, ensuring stable caregivers for each child.
    • Commits to caring for a child continuously until the court makes its final placement decision, i.e. reunification or adoption.
    • Undergoes extensive screening, including a psychological evaluation (MMPI 2), a financial assessment, and a home study.
    • Attends 24 hours of specialized training in basic child care and bonding and attachment theory that fosters appropriate physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral development in their babies.
    • Receives active support from an Angels social worker (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week), who ensures that the baby is healthy and happy, and who addresses any concerns that the family may have.
    Only by these stringent requirements can Angels provide the very best in foster care to the many abused, abandoned and neglected foster babies in San Diego County.

  • History:
  • Angels was founded in 1998 by Cathy Richman, following five years of service as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer working within the San Diego County foster care system. What Ms. Richman encountered was an inefficient and congested system. She witnessed far too many children being bounced from placement to placement, with varying standards of care, never truly having a place to call “home.”

    Ms. Richman’s personal research and investigation led her to draw from the experience of County social workers, child attorneys, former foster children, and advocates who shared her desire to see a change in the foster care system. The program solution she devised, the Infants In Crisis Project, has been successfully making a difference in the lives of foster babies since its first child placement in 1999. The Angels Infants In Crisis Project seeks to prevent violence toward self and others and promote healthy personal development by providing foster babies with loving, stimulating, stable families until the court makes its final placement decision.

  • Year established:1998
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:15
  • Advisory board size:10
  • Staff size:4

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Karen Boudreau
    Ellen Charo
    Linda Dealy
    Ann Desmond
    Mindy Fletcher
    Judy Forrester
    Terrie Georgi
    Leslie Gladstone
    David Hoffman
    Thomas Jensen, M.D.
    Cathy Richman
    Larry Richman
    Kay Spafford
    Deborah Stumm
    Jennifer Woods

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Cathy Richman, Founder and Executive Director (full time Volunteer)

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Annika Winter, Program Director (MSW)
    Sara Lucchini, Lead Social Worker (MFT)
    Melissa Bowman, pt-time Social Worker (MSW)
    Lani Love, Office Assistant
    Cathy Richman, Director


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:Operating
  • Tax ID:33-0825875

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:330825875
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% CATHY P RICHMAN
  • Organization Address:9295 FARNHAM ST STE 200
  • Organization City:SAN DIEGO
  • Organization State:CA
  • Organization Zip:92123-1255
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:February, 1999
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:P32
  • Asset Amount:$654,036
  • Asset Code:5 ($500,000 - $999,999)
  • Income Amount:$2,092,930
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$2,002,143
  • Last Updated:3/23/2018 3:38:56 am

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