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VCSS Barstow is located in the city of Barstow, California.

Once a small mining center and railroad town in California's Mojave Desert, Barstow is located at the junction of 3 major highways – Interstate 15, Interstate 40 and State Highway 58. It is centrally located in the western Mojave at the entrance to the Mojave National Preserve and is home of the U.S. Army National Training Center, Marine Corps Logistics Base, NASA's Goldstone Deep Space Network and Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad Yards.

The population of the city is nearly 215,000 and it is 2,106 feet above sea level. Barstow is a great starting point when touring the western Mojave Desert. Outdoor explorers, amateur geologists and hikers enjoy nearby Rainbow Basin and Owl Canyon Campground, Afton Canyon, Kelso Dunes, and many other adventures, including Calico Early Man Site, historic Harvey House Depot, Calico Ghost Town, a restored silver mining town and the world-class water park complex at Lake Dolores. The VCSS Barstow site provides much needed programming and services to underserved residents of this California desert community.

At VCSS Barstow we offer a range of wraparound services to meet the needs of our local community. These include programs for military families, parent-child interaction programs, and a community resilience program to name a few. To learn more about our specific offerings please contact our office direction.

Our agency is also licensed by Los Angeles County to provide Foster Care and Adoption Services.

The wide array of services we offer for resource/foster families and adoption services can be found by visiting  or calling us at (909) 766-7060.

Our program provides an incredible support system for families who want to open their home to a foster child or are interested in permanent adoption. Our mission for the Foster Family Agency is to Connect Children and Teenagers with Caring Families. If you have any interest in becoming a foster parent please  visit our website dedicated to FFA information and services. We would love to meet you!

222 East Main Street, Suite 117
Barstow, CA 92311
United States
(760) 255-1496
(760) 255-2542