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 ventureContinue reading “Grand Opening of our Livermore Clothes Closet!”

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. Continue reading “Support Girl Scout with her Gold Award Project and Help Fill the Livermore Closet”

COVID Grant and Scholarship- APPLY TODAY

As 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 enrich the child/youth’s life duringContinue reading “COVID Grant and Scholarship- APPLY TODAY”

CARI Cohort Series begin in February 2021

Community 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 2021 (CARI) Cohort Series beginsContinue reading “CARI Cohort Series begin in February 2021”

Drive-Through Christmas Celebration 2020

Ok, 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! As in previous years,Continue reading “Drive-Through Christmas Celebration 2020”

NEW Achievement Scholarship

The ACFPA is excited to announce our new scholarship type called the Achievement Scholarship. This scholarship was created specifically to support our older youth and young adults, through 22 years of age, in their pursuit of achieving their highest level of independence.   The intent of this scholarship is to assist with expenses associated withContinue reading “NEW Achievement Scholarship”

Back to School Backpack Giveaway- Member Only Benefit

Greetings and salutations. Great News! We have received a donation of backpacks and stationary products from our friends at the Alameda County Social Services Agency. A huge thanks to Alameda County for this wonderful donation. Additionally, we have a donation of Craft boxes for children 2-5 years of age. Both of these items are availableContinue reading “Back to School Backpack Giveaway- Member Only Benefit”

***ACFPA COVID Grant – DEADLINE EXTENDED- 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 and to use some of these funds to support families with a special ACFPA COVID Grant. This grant canContinue reading “***ACFPA COVID Grant – DEADLINE EXTENDED- Apply Today***”

Pandemic-EBT Benefits

Due 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 help caregivers of foster youth buy food while schools are closed. To learn more, click here:  School-aged youth inContinue reading “Pandemic-EBT Benefits”

Congratulations to the Orlando Family

We are so proud of the Orlando family who were honored with the Daily Point of Light Award this month. This award recognizes individuals and families who inspire us with their contributions to their community. Rendy, Donald and their 10 adopted children are well known to the members of the ACFPA for their amazing workContinue reading “Congratulations to the Orlando Family”