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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 help ensure consistent, safe, quality care for children in need of out-of-home placement.
COVID-19 Impact on Families and Helpful Resources
Our lives have changed drastically with the Coronavirus recently. It is not unusual for families and individuals to feel scared, sad or angry. Being around each other everyday, can also put a lot of stress on the family. You might find you bicker more or have a shorter fuse than usual. Please take advantage of the resources that are available to take good care of yourself and your family both physically and emotionally.
Family Paths is offering a free, anonymous Parenting Stress Helpline that provides resources and support during this stressful time. Please do not hesitate to reach out to them at 1-800-829-3777 for support.
Below are some other resources that might be helpful as you work to keep your kids and families engaged and in good health.
One Simple Wish: This organization is offering to help current and previous foster kids get free laptops to support their distance learning. They request an email be sent to email@example.com.
Dynamic Resource Guide: This guide includes everything from food pantries, free computer and internet services, financial assistance, healthcare options and other resources within your County.
510.families: There is lots of great information on this website about how to talk to kids about the virus and online free events for kids and families.
Twiniversity: This website has an extensive round up of free online educational programs.
Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Deal with the Coronavirus Disease 2019: This resource helps parents and caregivers think about how an infectious disease outbreak can affect the family and offers ways to cope.
Please keep in close touch with your Licensing and Primary Care Workers and don’t hesitate to reach out to your County Parent Advocate, Demitruis Simms, if you have any general questions. His email is DSims@acgov.org and phone is 510-780-8946.
We are grateful for your continued dedication to the kids and youngsters that need you right now. Be well…
- ***ACFPA COVID Grant- Apply Today***The Alameda County Foster Parent Association Board members met recently and discussed ways to provide additional support to the membership during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Board made a decision to increase the Scholarship Budget by $2,000 andContinue reading “***ACFPA COVID Grant- Apply Today***”
- Pandemic-EBT BenefitsDue to the Coronavirus pandemic emergency, children who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals, including foster youth, will receive extra food benefits. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or ‘P-EBT’ benefits. P-EBT benefits helpContinue reading “Pandemic-EBT Benefits”
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 attached confidentiality 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 at 6:00 pm. We meet at the First Presbyterian Church of Castro Valley, 2490 Grove Way, Castro Valley. Check our Events calendar for the exact dates and details.
The next ACFPA Membership meeting, planned for June 22, 2020, will be held virtually using Zoom. ACFPA members will receive an email with the link prior to the meeting. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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