Mission statement: The Stephan Center is a service organization dedicated to those journeying through life transitions. We are committed to providing educational programs, information, and resources to professionals and lay persons as they offer support and understanding to those seeking peace and acceptance in their lives.

We all experience a variety of life losses which include separation from important people, places, items or events unique in our life. Our website is designed to help you with loss.


A message from the Director:

Welcome to our new and improved website.  You may now access the website from all devices. We want to draw your attention to some new features and events: Fathers page, Page in Spanish, additional resources, articles by topic and many more features! We trust that you will find the information and resources which will support your needs and those of the persons you serve.

If you need help right now dial 2-1-1 from any cell or land-line phone for immediate Health and Human Service assistance in the county in which you call. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with ‘live’ Resource Specialists to assist you.

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Donate today and support our commitment to providing information, education and resources on life transitions to all!

Second Annual Live Theater Event- March 7, 2019 Corona, CA. Play: Junie B Jones, the Musical

Be a Sponsor: Send a child to the theater for only $15.00.

Includes an age appropriate book for each child to support pleasure reading and literacy.

Provide children in foster placement with the opportunity to experience a live theater performance, encourage pleasure reading and improve school success.

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Click the button below to sponsor a child. 

First Live Theater event a hit!!

From the opening curtain to the closing songs 150 youth in foster and out of home placement, with their Resource Parents, enjoyed a delightful evening at the theater in Corona viewing the Musical, Guys and Dolls. To continue the experience of storytelling and encourage pleasure reading, promoting increased academic success, all youth in attendance received an age appropriate new novel at the conclusion of the performance.

The Stephan Center is pleased to partner with CAT and community partners to provide this experience to these young people. We thank the sponsors who made this event possible:

Mr and Mrs Michael Abel • Brookes Insurance Company • The Clark Family • Corona/Norco Teacher Association • Corona Police Officers Association • Mr and Mrs Louis Chavez  • Cyndi Dunning • Faith In Motion: United Methodist Church • Winifred Farquhar • Judy Flynn • Irene Grover • Mr and Mrs Jeff Lange * The Moranda Family • Mr and Mrs Brad Pettijohn • Mr and Mrs D Salgado • Sandra Torres • St Matthew’s Catholic Church Woman’s Club

Hostesses for the event: Mothers and daughters from the National Charity League 


2019 Spring Classes – Riverside County, California 

Online Classes are here!!

The Stephan Center has partnered with Foster Training to offer classes online.
* Meet your continuing education requirements from the comfort of your home
* Download your certificate
* One low annual fee
* Enjoy The Stephan Center’s uniquely designed courses and many others

To register go to: www.Foster-Training.com  TODAY!

Use promo code: 'STEPHAN' for $1.00 discount

Fathers Speaking Out Videos

Fathers Speaking Out is a six (6) video series created with men who are fathering. Three (3) videos are offered in Spanish and three (3) are offered in English. Each session provides both a facilitated video and group discussion around a topic impacting men and the children in their lives. Each session is 90 minutes in lengthen and includes guided discussion questions. Videos are designed to be facilitated by any professional trained in group interactive programs.  Click Here For More Info

View Online at foster-training.com or purchase directly through us.

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