Resource List

Note: This list of resources was compiled by the ACFPA as a resource for foster families and
relative caregivers and should not be considered an endorsement of these organizations.


Resource Parent Introductory Handbook
Handbook describing what is involved in being a Resource parent. [PDF]

RFA Directive
Information regarding the Resource Family Approval program prepared by the California Department of Social Services.

Alameda County Social Services Agency Children and Family Services

Demitrous and Felicia are our contacts to the County.
They join the monthly ACFPA meetings & are a great resource for questions regarding the process and regulations.
Demitrous Sims, SSA, Client Advocate
[email protected]
(510) 780- 8946

Felicia Brown Goins, Resource Family Recruiter
[email protected]

A Pathway to Home
This is the Alameda County Social Services page that is specific to resources for foster youth and caregivers.

Pre-Placement Questions
Pre-placement questions [PDF]
Questions to consider asking prior to accepting a new placement


Child Abuse Hotline
Children and Family Services Child abuse hotline for reporting suspected abuse or neglect

Foster Care Help Line for Foster Kids
Foster kids have rights too. California State Office of the Foster Care Ombudsman offers a Help Line for foster kids where they can voice their concerns about their care, treatment or services.

Parent Support Hotline
This is a 24 hour parent support hotline providing free and confidential counseling, information and referrals to anyone in need of parenting support.


510-658-7353 Main
510-658-0381 Childcare referrals

Family Support Services
510-834-2443 Main Phone
510-834-4766 East Bay Respite Program Direct Line

California registry of in-home providers who have passed a background screening. Check to see if your childcare provider is registered.


Kinship programs provide supportive services to Relative Caregivers with the goal of preventing the child from entering the foster care system. Supports include educational advocacy, support groups, case management, educational workshops, family advocacy and limited respite.

Family support services
Northern Alameda County

Lincoln Child Center
Email: [email protected]

Pleasanton Unified School District-Kinship Support Services Program (KSSP)
Brenda Montgomery


Children’s Hospital - Center for the Vulnerable Child
The Center for the Vulnerable Child (CVC) provides individual and family therapy, clinical and medical case management, developmental screening, and parental education services.

380 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Oakland, CA 94607

5220 Claremont Ave.
Oakland, CA 94618

Matthew Ong, MFT
Program Director, FOSC/EMC
5275 Claremont Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
510.428.3885 x5326

Eye Glasses
Download: Eye Glasses Resources [PDF]

Download:  Vision Care Resources  [PDF]

Download:  Dental Care Resources [PDF]

​Healthy Teeth Healthy Communities Program
First 5 Alameda County has a new service for children and youth ages 0 to 20 who are enrolled in Medi-Cal. It's called the Healthy Teeth Healthy Communities program. It provides assistance with making appointments and connecting families to providers.

There is a Dental Case Management Program and referral form. Info about the program can be found here:

Additional Healthy Teeth Program Information [PDF]
As of January 1, 2018, the Department of Health Care Services restored adult dental benefits for members ages 21 and older with full-scope dental coverage. Families with Medi-Cal can use the SmileCalifornia online directory or call the customer service line to find a dentist.
Customer Service: 800 322-6384

Youth Heart Health Center
No Cost Vision Services for Youth Ages 3-21

YHHC-Vision-Services Flyer [PDF}


Advocates for Youth
Champions efforts that help youth (14-25 yo) make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.

Family Acceptance Project
A research based, culturally grounded approach to help families increase support for their LGBTQ children.

Empowering youth through creativity, leadership and community


​​Alameda Unified School District
(510) 337-7060

Castro Valley Unified School District
(510) 537-3000

Dublin Unified School District
(925) 828-2551
Fremont Unified School District
(510) 657-2350

Hayward Unified School District
(510) 784-2600

Oakland Unified School District
(510) 879-8200 or (510) 879-8800

San Leandro Unified School District
(510) 667-3522




Birthright Pregnancy Support center
1010 Murrietta Blvd, Ste B
Livermore, CA 94550
Executive Director: Mair Moran
(925) 449-5887
Email: [email protected]
Offers baby/maternity clothes, diapers newborn to 2 years, layettes, parenting classes with baby

Child Care Links
6601 Owens Drive, Ste 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588

Offers Diaper Pantry on Tues and Thursdays
Drop in 7:00 AM- 4:00 PM, Closed 12-1
Can come once a month to get a month supply of diapers
This service is only available for Tri-Valley families (Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore, Sunol)