Promoting the Well-being of Children in Foster Care

California Alliance of Caregivers (CAC) represents the voices of relative and non-relative caregivers (resource families) to promote the well-being of children in foster care.
Caregivers are valuable stakeholders

Caregiver engagement in child welfare policy improves programs and outcomes for youth in foster care.

Caregivers need information and support

Caregivers need information, support & resources to meet the needs of foster youth, including events, training, support, and information.

We partner with caregivers

CAC actively listens to the needs and experiences of caregivers and brings their voice to policy meetings at the state and county levels.

We Empower Caregivers.

California Alliance of Caregivers will connect you to information, support, resources and representation. 

We Support Caregivers & Advocate for Change.

We offer caregivers direct support in navigating the foster care system and post-adoptive/post-guardianship life. CAC is the only statewide organization representing caregivers in the foster system. We bring the whole story to policymakers and solutions to caregivers, improving outcomes for youth in foster care.

Caregiver Stories

Get Involved!

You will receive a monthly newsletter highlighting different topics, training, and opportunities.

For Your Local and Statewide Resources.

Join us for an in person or virtual training or event to find information and support.

Impact Spotlight

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Caregivers served so far in 2023
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Caregiver Members in CA

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Trainings hours in 2023
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Youth Receiving Textured Hair Care Support
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Our advocacy helped lead to $$$ in funding to support foster youth

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Programs

Coffee with Caregivers

Coffee with Caregivers

Join other foster, kinship, guardian, and adoptive parents to learn, share and support each other virtually for weekly...
Resource Family Forums

Resource Family Forums

Add your voice to the statewide Caregiver Policy Agenda and learn about local and statewide advocacy! These events...
California Alliance of Caregivers Ambassadors

California Alliance of Caregivers Ambassadors

California Alliance of Caregivers (CAC) Ambassadors is a statewide coalition of kinship, foster, guardian and adoptive parent leaders...

Partners

Upcoming Events

CAC Policy Committee Meeting

CAC Policy Committee Meeting

All foster, kinship, guardian, and adoptive parents in California are welcome to participate in California Alliance of Caregivers’ monthly Policy Committee meetings. Caregivers can bring their concerns and ideas; ask questions; and receive updates on current advocacy.

Coffee with Caregivers 5-24

Coffee with Caregivers 5-24

Join other foster, kinship, guardian, and adoptive parents to learn, share and support each other in this weekly, virtual, facilitated, peer to peer training and support group.

Coffee with Caregivers 5-31

Coffee with Caregivers 5-31

Join other foster, kinship, guardian, and adoptive parents to learn, share and support each other in this weekly, virtual, facilitated, peer to peer training and support group.

Blog

The Bethke Family

The Bethke Family

In 2011, my wife and I began a journey of fostering where we became parents to six different...
Courageous Conversations

Courageous Conversations

Courageous Conversations We are excited to share a special message for Alicia Smith of the Foster Together Network:...
Caring For Black Children’s Hair

Caring For Black Children’s Hair

Research shows that when children need out of home care due to abuse and neglect, they do best...

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