Alameda County Foster Parent Association

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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.

We envision that one day every child, youth and young adult in foster care, and their caregivers with thrive and successfully navigate to a healthy and positive future.

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.

Stressed? Need Support? Family Paths offers a 24 hour parent support hotline providing free and confidential counseling, information and referrals. Call 1-800-829-3777

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.

For more ACFPA news, see our NEWS page

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

Read on…


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. 

Do you need training hours?

Chabot College is offering a series of classes for Resource Parents. Click on the link below to see more. Also, check out our Resource page for more training options.

Chabot College Classes- Fall 2021

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 on Zoom is scheduled for November 15th 2021 at 7:00 PM. ACFPA members will receive an email with the link prior to the meeting.

We can use your support. Here are a few simple ways you can help.

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1271 Washington Ave, #659
San Leandro, CA 94577