RESOURCES
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 FAMILY IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND LINKS

Name​​
Contact Information​​
Description​​
Alameda County  Social Services Agency
Demitrous and Felicia are our contacts to the County. They are often present at the monthly ACFPA meetings & are great resources for questions regarding the process and regulations.
A Pathway to Home
This is the Alameda County Social Services page that is specific to resources for foster youth and caregivers.
Resource Parent Introductory Handbook
Handbook describing what is involved in being a Resource parent.
RFA Directive
Link to the Resource Family Approval program prepared by the California Department of Social Services
Pre-placement questions
Questions to consider asking prior to accepting a new placement.

HOTLINES​​

Name​​
Contact Information
Description​​
California State Office of the Foster Care Ombudsman
877-846-1602
fosteryouthhelp.ca.gov
Foster care Help-Line. Foster kids have rights too. They can call this line with concerns about their care, treatment or services.
Family Paths
800-829-3777
24 hour parent support hotline. You can call anonymously to discuss stress and worries, infants, young children and teens and parenting concerns or needs.

RESPITE AND CHILDCARE​​

Name​​​​
Contact Information​​
Description​​
Respite, childcare, kinship support


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

bananasbunch.org
Childcare referrals, parent workshops and support, free donations of clothes, toys, equipment
California registry of in-home providers who have passed a background screening. Check to see if your childcare provider is registered.
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Family Support Services Respite Programs

401 Grand Avenue Suites 200 & 500, Oakland, CA 94610
Neda Pierce  
(510) 834-4006   Ext 3010
[email protected]


Family Support Services of the Bay Area
TrustLine
800-822-8490

KINSHIP SUPPORT

Name​​​​
Contact Information​​
Description​​
Kinship program provides 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 of the Bay Area 
Northern Alameda County:
510-834-2443  Ext. 3028 

Southern Alameda Co/ (San Lorenzo, San Leandro, Castro Valley, Hayward, Fremont, Newark, Union City, Sunol, Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton) 
lincolnchildcenter.org/
510-273-4700
[email protected]

Lincoln Child Center

HEALTHCARE

Name​​
Contact Information​​
Description​​
Pleasanton Unified School District-
Kinship Support Services Program (KSSP) 

Brenda Montgomery
925-519-3864


Children’s Hospital:
Center for the Vulnerable Child

380 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Oakland, CA 94607
510-428-3160

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

Peggy Pearson, MFT
Senior Case Manager
510-428-3885 x5326

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

LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, QUESTIONING 

Name​​
Contact Information​​
Description​​
Our Space
22245 Main St
Hayward, CA 94541
510-727-9401

BayCYouth.org
Safe space for LGBTQ youth to explore their identities, socialize, build community, develop leadership skills and receive non-stigmatizing, culturally competent Mental health services
Advocates for Youth 
Champions efforts that help youth (14-25 yo) make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. 
A research based, culturally grounded approach to help families increase support for their LGBTQ children.
Family Acceptance Project

YOUTH EMPOWERMENT

Name​​​​
Contact Information​​
Description​​
Soulciety.org
Empowering youth through creativity, leadership and community. Youth Employment Program

SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Name​​​​
Contact Information​​
Description​​
Alameda Unified School District 
2060 Challenger Dr.
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 337-7060 

acoe.org/acoe/Home/Districts-Schools/
Great website to find school district addresses, information about enrollment and other helpful information
Castro Valley Unified School District
4400 Alma Ave.
Castro Valley, CA 94546
(510) 537-3000 


Dublin Unified School District 
7471 Larkdale Ave.
Dublin, CA 94568
(925) 828-2551 


Fremont Unified School District 
4210 Technology Dr.
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 657-2350 


Hayward Unified School District 
24411 Amador St.
Hayward, CA
(510) 784-2600


Oakland Unified School District
1000 Broadway, Ste. 680
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 879-8200 or 879-8800 


San Leandro Unified School District
14735 Juniper St.
San Leandro, CA 94579
(510) 667-3522 


TRAINING

Name​​​​
Contact Information​​
Description​​
CPR Training
Links to online CPR training
www.cprtoday.com/course

www.profirstaid.com

ACTIVITIES

Name​​​​
Contact Information​​
Description​​
Local activities
510families.com

first5alameda.org/help-me-grow

www.habitot.org
Links to local events and activities

SUPPLIES

Name​​​​
Contact Information​​
Description​​
Birthright Pregnancy Support Center
Offers baby/maternity clothes, diapers newborn to 2 years, layettes, parenting classes with baby
Child Care Links
 6601 Owens Drive, Ste 100Pleasanton, CA 94588

Offers Diaper Pantry on Tue & Thu
Drop in 7am- 4pm, Closed 12-1
Can come once a month to get a month supply of diapers