Note: This list was compiled by the ACFPA as a resource for Resource Families and should not be considered an endorsement of these organizations.
Family Paths is offering a free, anonymous Parenting Stress Helpline that provides resources and support during this stressful time. Please do not hesitate to reach out to them at 1-800-829-3777 for support.
Please keep in close touch with your Licensing and Primary Care Workers and contact your County Parent Advocate, Demitruis Simms, if you have any general questions. His email is DSims@acgov.org and phone is 510-780-8946.
ALAMEDA COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES
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.
Independent Living Program Hotline: (510) 259-1800
This line can be used to report child abuse. It can also be used by youth to get back into care.
RESPITE and CHILDCARE
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.
Pleasanton Unified School District-Kinship Support Services Program (KSSP)
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
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
Offers a variety of programs including a Child Welfare Attorney Consultation Line, online Child Welfare Legal Tools, Resources and free telephone hotline.
Attorney Consultation Line: Attorney Consultation Line: 877.238.4543
The California Ombudsperson for Foster Care is the state agency mandated to investigate and attempt to resolve complaints, on behalf of foster children, related to their care, placement or services. The office is empowered to investigate complaints about state and local agencies regarding foster care.
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.
Ultimate Guide to Resources
This guide provides a multitude of resources including support groups, scholarships, hotlines and much more.
Their mission is to provide eligible youth in care with independent living skills training. ILP services are currently delivered to youth ages 14-21 by Beyond Emancipation and partnered with Alameda County Social Services. Some of their offerings include financial assistance with college or vocational schools, transitional housing, education and employment support.
Empowering youth through creativity, leadership and community
Fremont Unified School District
Hayward Unified School District
Oakland Unified School District
(510) 879-8200 or (510) 879-8800
San Leandro Unified School District
Links to Continuing Education Classes
Links to CPR training
Links to local events and activities:
Birthright Pregnancy Support center
1010 Murrietta Blvd, Ste B
Livermore, CA 94550
Executive Director: Mair Moran
Offers baby/maternity clothes, diapers newborn to 2 years, layettes, parenting classes with baby
Hively Diaper Pantry
6601 Owens Drive, Ste 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Offers Diaper Pantry to families in the Tri-Valley cities of Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton and Sunol.