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Alameda County Foster Parent Association, Chapter 1

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Causes: Adoption, Children & Youth, Foster Care

Mission: The mission of the Alameda County Foster Parent Association is to achieve consistent, safe, quality care for the well being of all foster children by providing support services and advocacy to Foster and Adoptive Families, Relative and Non-relative caregivers.

Results: The children receive gifts at our yearly holiday party and backpacks at our yearly back to school picnic. We collect and distribute retail donations to the families. We distributed packages of basics for new placements and give out duffle bags full of comfort items for the children. We have trainings to help families meet licensing requirements and provide support to the families.

Target demographics: Foster and Relative placements and thier families

Direct beneficiaries per year: 200

Geographic areas served: Alameda County, CA

Programs: Holiday Party, Back to School Picnic, Retail Donations and much more. Training and support to Foster Parents

Community Stories

55 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

ACFPA has been a blessing to me as a member. I have received trainings and much needed support on how to navigate the complicated systems that are needed to do a good job as a Resource Parent in the community. As a board member we make every effort to work directly with the families to make sure the monthly meetings are full of updated information from the County agencies in our area, and state of the art required trainings. As the membership grows I will endeavor to address the needs of our families so they feel supposed as well as heard.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been a foster/adopt parent for over 10 years. Much less than many, but more than some. In those years I have received valuable advise, support and goods from the Alameda County Foster Parent Association, Chapter 1. The amount of experience and wealth of information that we receive on a monthly basis, sometimes is just the nugget that you need to get through the rest of the week.

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sradopter 09/18/2019

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was notified of a free mattress in San Jose. I went with my friend to pick it up and we got a queen size and a twin size. It really helped out for the time we needed. ACFPA ch 1 cared and kept up contact with me to assure i had the correct address and info to obtain the items. Very helpful and resourceful.

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sradopter 09/18/2019

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The fostering world can be hard to navigate, but the ACFPA has been SUPER helpful.

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sradopter 09/18/2019

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family has received clothing and diapers for our foster children as well as scholarship money for their swimming lessons. There are events a couple times each year for the foster children to enjoy.

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sradopter 09/18/2019

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Rating: 5

ACFPA has always extended opportunities for children and families to attend various events with free tickets to baseball games, museums, and family activities. We have also received diapers, clothes and shoes. They are resourceful and have been a great resource to us and other families.

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sradopter 09/18/2019

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Board Member

Rating: 5

ACFPA Chapter 1 is an organization of dedicated individuals who keep the greater good of the children in our community in the forefront. The organization seeks to provide training, resources, scholarships, and support to the many men and women who graciously open their homes to care for a child in need. The organization and its leadership are widely recognized, respected and supported by other agencies, city officials, physicians, educators, churches, retailers and donors.

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sradopter 08/22/2019

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I’ve been a member of the ACFPA for a few years now and have benefited greatly because of the resources and trainings offered. They really care about children and seek to help us educate ourselves in areas essential to being a foster/adoptive parent. The support among the membership is a tremendous value too.

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sradopter 10/15/2018

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As a foster parent and the Treasurer for ACFPA, I am both aware of the challenges of being a foster parent and the importance of the support that is provided by our organization. Through our monthly meetings and social events, we provide a space for foster, adoptive and relative resource families to connect and build relationships, as well as to receive training on important and relevant topics. Through our donation program, Clothes Closet and Scholarships, we support families with the resources they need to care for their children and enrich their lives. As of 2017, our scholarship program has provided close to $7,000 to families for both enrichment and academic support.

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sradopter 07/29/2019

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Being a foster parent is extremely rewarding but also hard work. There any many logistical as well as emotional challenges involved and it is easy to get burnt out without the support of a group like this. In addition to practical offerings like the Clothing Closet, diapers, trainings and scholarships, this association serves as a safe place for foster and adoptive families to meet, share ideas and support one another through the process.

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sradopter 10/15/2018

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Foster Parent Association of Alameda has provided me more information, support, and guidance than any Social Service Agency

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sradopter 07/29/2019

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The ACFPA has done an amazing job helping us through the foster process. We are able to attend organized training and get great tips and advice from experienced foster families. Thank you!

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sradopter 07/26/2019

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a member of ACFPA since 2008. The meetings offer a wealth of knowledge. They direct you to classes and events that the organization puts on which can help you and your foster/adopt children. The ACFPA holds a number of fund raisers which benefit the children at Christmas time and at the yearly picnic, right before school begins. They also hold a wonderful yearly dinner to appreciate all the foster/adopt parents. My family and I feel very blessed for the additions to our family and thank them for all their help, classes and donations. Going to functions together builds friendships and offers a great support system.

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sradopter 07/26/2019

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As a foster parent, I am so grateful to have the support of this organization and its members! We received diapers and clothing for the child we are caring for, and we were able to connect with and learn from fellow members, who are so welcoming and supportive.

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sradopter 07/26/2019

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The Alameda County Foster Parent Association has been invaluable to me as a foster parent. It has helped me navigate the complicated foster care and foster-adopt systems. I've met lifelong friends through my participation and I learn new things each month during the training offered. I also enjoy all of the social events to connect with other foster parents in the community.

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sradopter 07/26/2019

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Wonderful group of volunteers with a heart to help foster youth!!! We have been blessed with friendship, support/knowledge from other members and tangibles for kids (clothing, backpacks, toys, shoes and fun events)

Zakiya J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Alameda County Foster Parent Association, Chapter 1 is a Blessing to new and old fostering families. Their support, open doors and love for the foster family community is amazing. Giving and supporting foster families is a natural labor of love for them and because of the genuine love many families have been impacted in such a positive way.
ACFPA Chapter 1 rocks!!!

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sradopter 10/15/2018

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Thanks to Alameda County and this wonderful Organization, they really go above and beyond to help our children. They have gave so many wonderful events and Blessed many many families. Thanks for all of your love and support for many years.

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sradopter 10/15/2018

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks to Alameda County Foster Parent Association for helping me to adopt a child.
Fatima Afganiyar

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sradopter 10/15/2018

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a great organization that helps connect foster parents with much needed support!

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sradopter 10/15/2018

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Emily113

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Rating: 5

This organization has provided valuable family resources (clothing, training, scholarships and family fun events). We are thankful for the help to our foster children!

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sradopter 10/15/2018

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Rating: 4

This nonprofit has reached out to us when our foster children needed clothes or diapers upon their placement with our family. They sponsor a fun back to school picnic which provides children with backpacks and clothes, fun, food and games; and wonderful holiday event! We are thankful for the help we have received from them!

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sradopter 10/15/2018

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This Association is very active and supportive! As a foster/adoptive parent for 6 years now, I know I can count on the Association for information and advocacy for myself and my kids in foster care. Each year they host phenomenal events for kids in foster care in Alameda County. This community would look very different without them!

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sradopter 10/15/2018

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Client Served

Rating: 5

An excellent resource for new foster parents — and old ones too! They have all the answers, and a wealth of experience. Lots of meetups, parties, freebies, and trainings offered!

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sradopter 10/15/2018

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization has been a great training resource for new parenting essentials and special needs awareness.

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sradopter 10/15/2018

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I'm a foster-adopt parent and found this nonprofit to be very warm, welcoming, and full of lots of resources and information. I started attending meetings in the last 4-5 months and they bring in guest speakers monthly to educate us on various resources and training. I've met a lot of other parents here and have extended our community of support. My children are benefiting from my active membership in ACFPA and have made several new friends.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization has provided many fun events, and clothing, toys, and bikes to my children and foster children. Great training and resources too!

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization is an exceptionally helpful resource.

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sradopter 10/15/2018

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

ACFPA is a great nonprofit that helps foster children and parents. Supplies kids with clothes and other items. They also find great trainings for foster parents. Best part the resources foster parents can learn through the members of ACFPA. These resources then help the children. Without ACFPA I wouldn’t have met such wonderful people.

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sradopter 10/15/2018

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Client Served

Rating: 5

ACFPA has been awesome and super helpful. They have been there with help with questions, support and many great people. We have received many supplies and love from them.

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sradopter 10/15/2018

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is such an amazing organization! We’ve been fostering for 7 years and ACFPA has helped us countless times with clothes and diapers and toys and other things for the 18 children that have been in our home. We’re so grateful for this organization and the support it has extended to our family over the years.

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sradopter 10/15/2018

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great resource to foster and adoptive families. The offering of training and resources is a huge help to our family.

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sradopter 10/15/2018

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Client Served

Rating: 5

ACFPA helped me feel like part of a community. They inspired me to be the best foster parent I could be. They provided my daughter with specialized hair products, new shoes, and diapers. Thank you so much!

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sradopter 10/15/2018

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Client Served

Rating: 5

ACFPA is amazing and is doing so many good things for us resource parents!

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sradopter 10/15/2018

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you ACFPA for all your support over the last year. The trainings, clothing closet and diaper donations filled in the gaps that were needed in our process. The monthly membership meetings provided even further community support to strengthen our foster parents. I can’t say enough great things about this Association and it’s dedicated board and committee members!

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sradopter 10/15/2018

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Client Served

Rating: 4

Alameda County Foster Parent Association has been very helpful in our foster journey. The are able to provide clothes, diapers and toys for the kids on our county. The work very hard to providing for the children in our county.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a new Foster Parent and would like to Applaud the Association for the Beautiful energy and Spirit of all that they do.My head was spinning as I was in the process of Fostering, but with the guidance and help of the Association I was able to receive what I needed in great timing.

Alejandra5

Client Served

Rating: 5

It has many positive effects on the lives of families with foster kids: congregates; helps out with clothes; toys and diapers and other sumilar goods; hosts speakers with relevant topics; organizes fun events; and I'm sure I'm forgetting something. I wish this dear organization all the best and a healthy continuous growth.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My partner and I have been going to the Foster Parent Association meetings since we found out about them on our training to become foster parents with the Social Service Agency of Alamenda County. It is a great association to be part of the foster parent community in a semi formal way. They are a small group which makes it cozy, but not too small. It helps you feel more empower about navigating the multiple systems and technicalities of the journey of being a foster parent. I'm glad that there is a core of members that have been committed through out the years to make the association to function. I feel respect and friendship and I think we all in the association want the association to thrive to become better at what we are doing. It is a great community place that I'm happy to be part of these days.

Christelle C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Well organized, supportive, and personal, rewarding