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”


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”

March Membership Meeting Cancelled

Hello Team, In light of the declared national emergency with regards to the pandemic spreading of the Coronavirus and in consideration of our members, trainers and children, our monthly Membership/Training meeting for March has been cancelled. Doing so will be in line with best practices as outlined and established by the CDC, State and LocalContinue reading “March Membership Meeting Cancelled”

Scholarship Applications Being Accepted Now

The ACFPA is accepting applications for Enrichment and Academic Scholarships from January 1- March 15, 2020. Notification will be sent to applicants on April 1st. We have been blessed to receive donations and grants that must be allocated for our scholarship program, so funds are and must be used this year. Please especially consider applyingContinue reading “Scholarship Applications Being Accepted Now”

Lawrence Livermore Donation

We are thrilled to report that Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) once again selected ACFPA for their 2019 Community Gift Program. On Thursday November 7, 2019, Gwen McWilliams (ACFPA President) and Anita Peters (ACFPA 2nd Vice President), attended a reception hosted by LLNS and accepted a check for $3,000 on behalf of the ACFPAContinue reading “Lawrence Livermore Donation”

Change in Membership Dues in 2020

The ACFPA membership dues have remained constant throughout the past many years. To better support the needs of the Resource Families and children in their care, the Board voted to raise the membership dues starting in January 2020. Membership dues for Single families will increase from $40 to $45 and for Couples from $55 toContinue reading “Change in Membership Dues in 2020”

ACFPA Elections for Board Positions

ACFPA held elections for three Board positions in October 2019. New members were elected for two of the positions and will begin their new roles on January 2020. All Board positions remain non-paying and fully voluntary. Below are the results of the votes: Treasurer: No change. Torfeh Rejali will continue in this position. Secretary: ElizabethContinue reading “ACFPA Elections for Board Positions”