Kristi Varnum

Family Mentor Case Manager

Prior joining Child Advocates of Placer County, Kristi was a Peer Support Staff for Sierra Native Alliance where she also a Child Care Assistant. During that time she also worked privately as a personal assistant for one whom she claims forever changed her life. For most of her professional life, however, Kristi worked in various aspects of the healthcare field, which she always found extremely rewarding, yet challenging.


I really enjoy my role here at Child Advocates, and through my own experience, strength,  and hope – I feel that I have a lot to offer families fighting the battle that I have fought myself. I take pride in all my successes, although they may seem small to some. I have conquered so much in my life and want to share with others. What is unique to the Family Mentor program is that we take special care to match our clients with the best possible Mentor for them and we do our best to help support our clients in their healthy choices. By helping the parents, we know that we are helping the children.


Our 2019 Golf Classic tournament was great, but the 2019 Summer Picnic, put on by the National Charity League, has been my favorite event by far. I love working with all the Ladies from National Charity League out of Granite Bay – they are top notch and really go above and beyond for all our children. What I like most about my job is I get to meet new people – volunteers, clients, and those from other programs we collaborate with. I enjoy working with our families, watching them succeed and grow – it’s rewarding to me. Something I am looking forward to starting this month is working with my family dog, Bollt, as he will be a new Therapy Dog in the K-9 for kids program.