Resources

Note: This list was compiled by the ACFPA as a resource for Resource Families and should not be considered an endorsement of these organizations.

COVID Resources

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

Alameda County Social Services Agency Children and Family Services

My Resource Family
myresourcefamily.org

Felicia Brown, Resource Family Recruiter
Browngoins@acgov.org

Demitrous Sims, SSA, Client Advocate
DSims@acgov.org
(510) 780- 8946

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


HOTLINES

Child Abuse Hotline
510-259-1800
Children and Family Services Child abuse hotline for reporting suspected abuse or neglect

Foster Care Help Line for Foster Kids
http://ww.fosteryouthhelp.ca.gov
1-877-846-1602
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
https://familypaths.org/
800-829-3777
This is a 24 hour parent support hotline providing free and confidential counseling, information and referrals to anyone in need of parenting support.


RESPITE and CHILDCARE

Banana’s
510-658-7353 Main
510-658-0381 Childcare referrals

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

TrustLine
California registry of in-home providers who have passed a background screening. Check to see if your childcare provider is registered.
800-822-8490


KINSHIP SUPPORT

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
510-834-2443

Lincoln Child Center
510-273-4700

Pleasanton Unified School District-Kinship Support Services Program (KSSP)
925-519-3864


HEALTHCARE

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
510-428-3160

5220 Claremont Ave.
Oakland, CA 94618
510-428-3783

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

Eye Glasses Download: Eye Glasses Resources [PDF]
Vision Download: Vision Care Resources  [PDF]
Dental 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:
https://www.denti-cal.ca.gov/Dental_Providers/Denti-Cal/Dental_Case_Management_Program/

Additional Healthy Teeth Program Information [PDF] 

SmileCalifornia.org
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.
https://www.denti-cal.ca.gov/find-a-dentist/home
Customer Service: 800 322-6384

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

YHHC-Vision-Services Flyer [PDF]


LEGAL

Advokids
Offers a variety of programs including a Child Welfare Attorney Consultation Line, online Child Welfare Legal Tools ad Resources and free telephone hotline.
Attorney Consultation Line: Attorney Consultation Line: 877.238.4543


LGBTQ

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.


YOUTH EMPOWERMENT

Soulciety.org
Empowering youth through creativity, leadership and community


SCHOOL DISTRICTS

​​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


TRAINING

​Links to Continuing Education Classes
http://www.fosterparents.com
http://www.fosterparentcollege.com
http://www.sociallearning.com

Links to CPR training
http://www.cprtoday.com/course
http://www.profirstaid.com


ACTIVITIES

Links to local events and activities:
510 Families

First 5 Alameda County

Habitot.org


SUPPLIES

Birthright Pregnancy Support center
1010 Murrietta Blvd, Ste B
Livermore, CA 94550
Executive Director: Mair Moran
(925) 449-5887
Email: mmoran@birthrightlvr.org
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.


ASSOCIATIONS

National Foster Parent Association

California Foster Parent Association

California Alliance of Caregivers


PERMANENCY GUIDES

Documents:

Guide To Permanency Options

Permanency Guide Chart

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