We Welcome You!
Alameda County Foster Parent Association (ACFPA) extends this invitation for you to join caregivers who work together to support others who are making a difference in the lives of children.
This association is a chapter under the California State Foster Parent Association (CSFPA) that offers training and information throughout the year in legislative issues, medical and educational support, updated license regulations required by the State of California, as well as allegation support. Becoming a member of the County association automatically makes you a member of the State Foster Parent Association.
The history of this association whose work with the Department of Children and Family Services, Children’s Hospital Oakland, as well as other community professionals, spans over 20 years, As President of this great group of caregivers I am asking your participation and input to strengthen this organization to stabilize families and give permanence to desired youth.
We meet every 2nd Thursday of the month from 6pm to 9pm at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 Bancroft Avenue located in San Leandro. Child care and potluck style dinner is available at every meeting. Come and bring your favorite dish or dessert to share!
Gwen Evans- McWilliams
On August 17, 2013 the Alameda County Foster Parent Association held a Back to School Picnic for the County's Resource families. This turned out to be a big success and lots of fun for parents and children. We had a great turn out with 38 families attending, including 76 children of all ages!
Families were able to pick up back packs (donated by Foster a Dream) filled with school supplies (donated by Family Paths) and choose from clothing donated by other key ACFPA donors.
Food was provided by a donation from Safeway with burgers and hotdogs grilled by Eddie Turner and Charles Bracey, two of the ACFPA executive board members.
Children enjoyed the activities which included a Bubble Show by Shane is Magic a Jumpy House and swimming facilities on site.
Special thanks to Lina and Joyce for organizing the event, other ACFPA members for helping pass out clothing/back packs and for ensuring the safety of the children in the Jumpy House. We also want to thank all members and families for bringing delicious food and desserts! Thanks to East Bay Regional Parks at Cull Canyon Park in Castro Valley for providing the space for this event!