RESOURCES
Resource List

Note: This list of resources was compiled by the ACFPA as a resource for foster families and
relative caregivers and should not be considered an endorsement of these organizations.

RESOURCE FAMILY IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND LINKS

Resource Parent Introductory Handbook
Handbook describing what is involved in being a Resource parent. [PDF]

RFA Directive
Information regarding the Resource Family Approval program prepared by the California Department of Social Services.


Alameda County Social Services Agency Children and Family Services
http://www.alamedasocialservices.org/public/services/children_and_family/

Demitrous and Felicia are our contacts to the County.
They join the monthly ACFPA meetings & are a great resource for questions regarding the process and regulations.
Demitrous Sims, SSA, Client Advocate
DSims@acgov.org
(510) 780- 8946

Felicia Brown Goins, Resource Family Recruiter
Felicia.BrownGoins@acgov.org

A Pathway to Home
http://www.pathwaytohome.org/about/
This is the Alameda County Social Services page that is specific to resources for foster youth and caregivers.

Pre-Placement Questions
Pre-placement questions [PDF]
Questions to consider asking prior to accepting a new placement

HOTLINES

Child Abuse Hotline
510-259-1800
Children and Family Services Child abuse hotline for reporting suspected abuse or neglect

Foster Care Help Line for Foster Kids
http://ww.fosteryouthhelp.ca.gov
1-877-846-1602
Foster kids have rights too. California State Office of the Foster Care Ombudsman offers a Help Line for foster kids where they can voice their concerns about their care, treatment or services.

Parent Support Hotline
https://familypaths.org/
800-829-3777
This is a 24 hour parent support hotline providing free and confidential counseling, information and referrals to anyone in need of parenting support.

RESPITE and CHILDCARE

Banana’s
http://bananasbunch.org/
510-658-7353 Main
510-658-0381 Childcare referrals


Family Support Services
510-834-4006
Neda Pierce
apierce@fssba-oak.org

TrustLine
http://trustline.org/
California registry of in-home providers who have passed a background screening. Check to see if your childcare provider is registered.
800-822-8490

KINSHIP SUPPORT

Kinship programs provide supportive services to Relative Caregivers with the goal of preventing the child from entering the foster care system. Supports include educational advocacy, support groups, case management, educational workshops, family advocacy and limited respite.

Family support services
Northern Alameda County
510-834-2443

Lincoln Child Center
http://lincolnchildcenter.org/
510-273-4700
Email: info@lincolnchildcenter.org

Pleasanton Unified School District-Kinship Support Services Program (KSSP)
925-519-3864
Brenda Montgomery

HEALTHCARE

Children’s Hospital - Center for the Vulnerable Child
The Center for the Vulnerable Child (CVC) provides individual and family therapy, clinical and medical case management, developmental screening, and parental education services.

380 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Oakland, CA 94607
510-428-3160

5220 Claremont Ave.
Oakland, CA 94618
510-428-3783

Matthew Ong, MFT
Program Director, FOSC/EMC
5275 Claremont Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
510.428.3885 x5326

Eye Glasses
Download: Eye Glasses Resources [PDF]

LGBTQ

Advocates for Youth
Champions efforts that help youth (14-25 yo) make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.
http://www.advocatesforyouth.org

Family Acceptance Project
A research based, culturally grounded approach to help families increase support for their LGBTQ children.
http://familyproject.sfsu.edu

YOUTH EMPOWERMENT

Soulciety.org
Empowering youth through creativity, leadership and community
http://soulciety.org/

SCHOOL DISTRICTS

​​Alameda Unified School District
(510) 337-7060

Castro Valley Unified School District
(510) 537-3000

Dublin Unified School District
(925) 828-2551
Fremont Unified School District
(510) 657-2350

Hayward Unified School District
(510) 784-2600

Oakland Unified School District
(510) 879-8200 or (510) 879-8800

San Leandro Unified School District
(510) 667-3522

TRAINING

ACTIVITIES

SUPPLIES

Birthright Pregnancy Support center
1010 Murrietta Blvd, Ste B
Livermore, CA 94550
Executive Director: Mair Moran
(925) 449-5887
Email: mmoran@birthrightlvr.org
Offers baby/maternity clothes, diapers newborn to 2 years, layettes, parenting classes with baby

Child Care Links
6601 Owens Drive, Ste 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588

Offers Diaper Pantry on Tues and Thursdays
Drop in 7:00 AM- 4:00 PM, Closed 12-1
Can come once a month to get a month supply of diapers
This service is only available for Tri-Valley families (Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore, Sunol)
http://www.childcarelinks.org/?/community/diaper-pantry