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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”

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”

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