Alameda County Foster Parent Association

Let Your Life Be An Inspiration

About us

The Alameda County Foster Parent Association is a Chapter of California State Foster Parent Association. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to empowering, supporting, educating and advocating for licensed foster parents, relative and non-relative caregivers and adoptive families throughout Alameda County.

Our Mission is to promote consistent, safe, quality care for the well-being of all foster children by providing support and advocacy to foster and adoptive families, relative and non-relative caregivers.

If you are a foster or adoptive parent or relative caregiver in Alameda County, consider joining the ACFPA. We are here to support you through your journey.


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Apply for ACFPA Scholarships

Our Scholarships can help supplement the cost of camps and activities for the kids, and much much more. Read on…


The ACFPA Drive-though Summer Giveaway

Felicia and Liz at the registration table

On July 31st 2021, the ACFPA hosted our member-only, COVID-safe, Drive-through Summer Giveaway. This event would not have been possible without the generosity of our amazing partners at the First Presbyterian Church of Hayward who once again allowed us the use of their parking lot to stage this event.

With the help of our incredible community of partners and supporters, we were able to distribute pre-packed bags of supplies and goodies to 45 families and over 100 children during the Drive-through Summer Giveaway.

Some of the items that were distributed to families were “My Stuff” bags from the My Stuff Bags Foundation non-profit organization, containing age-appropriate books and other items, Chabot College Family Bags, His Kingdom Movie Night bags, Alameda County Social Service Appreciation bags, an assortment of Mary Kay and Sephora cosmetics, arts and crafts and school supplies and new pairs of Old Navy shoes.

Additionally, families received goody bags that were donated to the ACFPA by two industrious High School students from Hayward, Sonal and Vanishnavi, who collected $600 and used it to fill 75 bags with crafts, toys, masks, hand sanitizers, lip balm and school supplies.

To top it all off, and in honor of a beautiful summer day, families received delicious ice cream treats for their ride home.

Huge thanks go out to Joyce Ryder, Rendy Orlando and Scarlet Payne who spent countless hours preparing for this event and organizing each family’s bag of goodies, and to the ACFPA Board members and our community volunteers who helped everything run safely and smoothly during the event.

Finally, thanks to our member families who attended the event, making it a fun summer outing for the kids.

We hope everyone had a great summer and wish all of the families and kids a safe return to school.


Grand Opening of our Livermore Clothes Closet!

We are so excited to announce the opening of our second Clothes Closet on May 1, 2021. Our new Clothes Closet is located in the heart of the Livermore Valley, making it especially convenient and accessible for our members who live in the Tri-Valley area to schedule appointments to pick up clothes and other personal items for their new placements.  

This new venture would not have been possible without our incredibly generous partners, Eric and Scarlett Payne, who converted their warehouse & store front offices, fitted them out and donated their use to the ACFPA for the sole purpose of establishing a new and larger Clothes Closet in Livermore.


Support Girl Scout with her Gold Award Project and Help Fill the Livermore Closet

Dear ACFPA Families

Please let me introduce myself.  My name is Taty Munoz and I am 15 years old.  I live in Livermore Ca. with my Dad, Mom and two sisters. I am the oldest and am in 9th grade.  I am also an avid softball player, girl scout and started my own baking business.  I aspire to one day be a High Profile Criminal Detective and I am working hard to make my dreams a reality.  I just wanted to give you a little background but there is more to me then these simple facts.  I have been a Girl Scout for 11 years.  I have completed my Bronze Award, My Silver Award and now am working on my Gold Award.  This award is the highest achievable award within the Girl Scout Organization. It requires great planning, organizing, fundraising and commitment. It can take up to a year or more to obtain. This is probably the largest project I have ever embarked on thus far. 

The reason I am writing this letter is to share with you about my Gold Award. My goal is to raise 5000-10,000$ to help fill up the Foster care resource closet that is being created in the Tri-Valley. With the great support of Light for his Kingdom Ministries and Alameda County Foster Parent  Association, I believe this is very attainable. The foster care system is very close to my heart because I was once a foster kid.


Are you done building your family through adoption? There is still a lot we can offer you through the ACFPA.

Read on…


**Reminders**

RFA Caregiver Social Media Policy

As Resource Families we are required to protect the confidentiality of Children in Care. This includes posting information and pictures on social media platforms. Please review the Social Media policy and ensure compliance with this requirement. 

Join us at our meetings

We would love to see you at our monthly ACFPA meetings on the 4th Monday of every month. Check our Events calendar for the exact dates and details.

The next ACFPA Membership meeting, planned for September 27th 2021, will be held virtually using Zoom. ACFPA members will receive an email with the link prior to the meeting.


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Address

ACFPA
1271 Washington Ave, #659
San Leandro, CA 94577