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.
We envision that one day every child, youth and young adult in foster care, and their caregivers will 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.
We appreciate you!
The Caregiver Appreciation Dinner is coming up and it is in person this year! Keep an eye on your emails for more information as the date approaches. Hope to see you there.
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 supplement the cost of camps and activities for your kids, and much much more. Apply Today.
A Great Resource for Foster and Probation Youth
The Independent Living Program (ILP) serves the Foster and Probation youth in Alameda County. Their Mission is to “help foster youth meet their basic needs and become self-sufficient adults making conscious and healthy decisions”. ILP eligible youth are usually referred to ILP by their child welfare workers or probation officers. If you have a youth in your care that you think is eligible for services and has not been referred yet, speak to the youth’s child welfare worker about a referral to the program.
Have you made summer plans for the kids yet?
Summer is fast approaching and most camps and programs require early registration. Planning can be especially challenging for kids with special needs. This OUSD Special Education flyer has a list of summer opportunities, including camps, sports and educational courses, that may be of interest. Take a look.
Caregiver Pandemic Assistance Payment
Have you heard about the Caregiver Pandemic Assistance (CPA) payment? It is a one time, direct payment to caregivers who cared for a child or non-minor dependent between March 19, 2020 and June 15, 2021. It was made possible by the Senate Bill 129 (California Budget Act of 2021). Caregivers who received aid on behalf of a child or youth during this time period are eligible for this payment.
The CPA was created to provide supplemental foster care or Kin-Gap financial assistance to caregivers for their additional responsibilities during the early stages of the COVID-19 emergency. The CPA payment is not considered income to the caregiver.
Payments are made via prepaid debit cards. For caregivers who only had individual placements that were 29 days or less, the maximum payment is capped at $1,001. For caregivers who had at least one individual placement of 30 days or more and additional individual placements, the total maximum payment is capped at $5,000.
The California Department of Social Services is coordinating the payments. No action is needed on the part of the caregivers.
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.
Are you done building your family through adoption? There is still a lot we can offer you through the ACFPA.
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?
There are plenty of ways to get your training hours. Chabot College and UCSF Benioff are just two of the organizations offering trainings. Click on the links below for their upcoming programs. Also, check our Resource page for more training options.
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.
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