Alameda County Information & Resources for Children & Families

Family Urgent Response System

For Access to Behavioral Health Services or the Crisis Line
CalHOPE Warm Line
1 833 317-HOPE(4673)

Crisis Support Services Suicide Prevention
1 800 309-2131

Virtual Support Services

Alameda County Foster Parent Association
Family Education and Resource Center
Family Support Services
Help Me Grow Alameda County
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Alameda County
Regional Center of East Bay
Alameda County Office of Education
Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program
Kinship Navigator
Covid-19 Resources
LGBTQ Resources
Bay Area Foster Care Resources List
Distance Learning Resources
Alameda Family Services
Home Internet Service FREE – $23/month
Free Online Tutoring Services 
211 Alameda County
East Bay Children’s Law Offices                   

Supporting Your LGBTQ Youth

Resources for Non-Black Caregivers

Resources for Kinship Caregivers

ICWA Resources

Stanford Sierra Youth & Families Support Groups

California Foster Care Ombudsperson


Alameda County Behavioral Health
Care Solace Alameda Unified School District – Assists Parents & Students Access Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
Crisis Support Services
Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program
First 5 Alameda County

Child Care
4Cs of Alameda County Child Care Resource & Referral
Head Start/Early Head Start

Bringing the Caregiver Voice to the State

California’s caregivers have an unprecedented opportunity to participate in statewide policy discussion & formation. Policymakers and decision-makers want to know what supports the retention and recruitment of quality family homes for the state’s most vulnerable children. You can add your voice by becoming a member of California Alliance of Caregivers for updates, events, and leadership opportunities and

Parents & Caregivers for Wellness

  • Increase Access to Appropriate, Individualized Care
  • Improve Quality and Effectiveness of Care
  • Encourage Greater Collaboration Among Child-Serving Agencies and Providers
  • Promote Engagement of Parents & Caregivers