Prosper Placer

Prosper Placer serves families who live at or below the poverty level and are motivated to make lasting changes in their lives.

The needs of this population are related to how social services are provided: when a family is truly in dire need, they receive services through various agencies and organizations.

But as families begin to rebuild their lives, the support services start to disappear. Without some form of community support, many of these families begin to slip back into poverty and once again find themselves dependent on government assistance, and the cycle repeats itself.

Through participation in our Placer Prosper Program, families are matched with two to three volunteer “allies” who commit to helping them along the path. In the process, families gain the knowledge, skills, and support they need to transform their lives.

Prosper Placer is modeled after successful projects across the country and is a unique collaboration between local churches and Child Advocates of Placer County. The churches provide volunteer Allies, a location for the weekly meetings that include a communal meal, and childcare for the families. Child Advocates provides a non-profit umbrella and oversees paid staff who recruit Allies and Change Leader families, coordinate with the churches, and implement the curriculum.


For more information, contact Katja at, or Frida at, or call (530) 887-1006.

If you know of a family who may benefit from this program, please fill out this REFERRAL form.

For families in need of Immigration support and/or translation services, please fill out the Immigration Services Referral form.

“The most meaningful part, the part that I cherish and that made me want to keep coming back was the relationships we built in the very first few weeks of Prosper Placer, getting to know new people. Because of Prosper Placer our family is 100% thriving and we are out of poverty.” 

-Kristi, Prosper Placer graduate