Let Your Life Be An Inspiration
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.
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.
Please keep in close touch with your Licensing and Primary Care Workers and contact 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.
Are you done building your family through adoption? There is still a lot we can offer you through the ACFPA.
- COVID Grant and Scholarship- APPLY TODAYAs we enter into another year of closures and COVID restrictions, the ACFPA Board voted to once again make the ACFPA COVID Grant available to our membership. This grant can be requested by ACFPA members for the purchase of educational products, games and learning programs that can be used to enrichContinue reading “COVID Grant and Scholarship- APPLY TODAY”
- CARI Cohort Series begin in February 2021Community Action to Reach out to Infants (CARI) is a State-funded project with the Department of Alcohol and Drugs that serves substance-exposed and medically fragile infants and toddlers. CARI provides foster parents and relatives who care for these children with specialized training, support groups and respite care. The CARI Spring 2021Continue reading “CARI Cohort Series begin in February 2021”
- Drive-Through Christmas Celebration 2020Ok, let’s face it, this was a year like no other in our lifetimes but that didn’t stop the ACFPA from having our annual Christmas party for the Resource Parents, including relative, foster and adoptive families, and children in Alameda County. Just one small change, this one was a Drive-Through Event!Continue reading “Drive-Through Christmas Celebration 2020”
- Join Membership Meeting
- Renew membership for 2021
- Apply for Scholarship
- Apply for COVID Grant
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. Check our Events calendar for the exact dates and details.
The next ACFPA Membership meeting, planned for April 26th 2021, will be held virtually using Zoom. ACFPA members will receive an email with the link prior to the meeting.
We can use your support. Here are a couple simple ways you can help.
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