The Alameda County Foster Parent Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to empowering, supporting, educating and advocating for Licensed Foster Parents, Relative and Non-relative caregivers and adoptive families throughout Alameda County.

Our mission is to help ensure consistent, safe, quality care for children in need of out-of-home placement.

2016 Goals

As an association we continue to evolve. The history of this association spans more than 20 years and includes partnership efforts with the Department of Children and Family Services, Children’s Hospital Oakland, and a myriad of other community support organizations. As President of this great group of caregivers I am asking for your participation and input to strengthen this organization to stabilize families and give permanence to desired youth.

We have adopted the following priorities for the 2016 calendar year:

  • Membership drive to increase participation of relative and non-relative caregivers
  • Improve association communications and build out online resource library
  • Launch new support programs for aging caregivers
  • Work with community partners to add diapers to the association closet
  • Research to better understand caregiver turnover and possible retention schemes
  • Formalize association scholarship program

If you have the interest, dedication or resources to help us achieve our 2016 goals, please join us or volunteer.

Gwen McWilliams


Who We Serve

We are an inclusive organization open to all caregivers providing out-of-home care for foster youth in Alameda County including licensed foster parents, relative and non-relative caregivers, adoptive parents, and the staff of associate organizations.

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What We Do

Serving as a licensed foster parent or realtive caregiver isn't without its challenges. The ACFPA supports caregivers by providing continuing education, coordinating access to community services, providing scholarships to foster youth, and organizing social events for children in care.

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You Can Help

Becoming a care provider is not for everyone, but there are lots of ways you can help. If you or an organization you represent would like to explore how you can help, register to be a volunteer and we will contact you as opportunities arise.


We acheive our mission with the greatly appreciated support of:

Upcoming Events
14 March Meeting
Training: Law Changes
12 April Meeting
Training: TBD
Monthly Meetings

Join us on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 Bancroft Avenue, San Leandro, CA. Child care and potluck style dinner is available.

Contact Us

Alameda County Foster Parents Association
1271 Washington Ave., #659
San Leandro, CA 94577
Phone: (510) 566-2346

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