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 and phone is 510-780-8946.


Alameda County Social Services Agency Children and Family Services

My Resource Family

Felicia Brown, Resource Family Recruiter

Demitrous Sims, SSA, Client Advocate
(510) 780- 8946

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.

ILP Hotline

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.


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

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

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
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:

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]


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

Foster Parent Ombudsperson

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.


Independent Living Program

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

Be a Mentor

Be a Mentor, Inc. seeks to help children and youth from challenging and vulnerable circumstances develop the assets necessary to make healthy life choices, set realistic goals, act with determination and ultimately build vibrant successful lives for themselves through direct contact and relationships with caring and positive adult role models.


​​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


Chabot College

Chabot College Training Schedule

Links to Continuing Education Classes

Links to CPR training


Links to local events and activities:
510 Families

First 5 Alameda County


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


National Foster Parent Association

California Foster Parent Association

California Alliance of Caregivers



Guide To Permanency Options

Permanency Guide Chart

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