Family Paths

Family Paths Family Paths, Inc. promotes the development of nurturing, responsible and resilient families within our diverse communities. Our 24-hour counselors refer families to our programs and to more than 900 community resources. Call 1-800-829-3777.
Family Paths, Inc. (formerly Parental Stress Service) is a non-profit organization of mental health professionals and dedicated volunteers that provide a number of mental health, counseling and therapy services to low income, multi-stressed individuals and families. We are a multicultural agency committed to serving families of Alameda County regardless of age, ethnicity/race, financial status, language, sexual orientation, immigration status, class, religion, gender, mental or physical ability. Family Paths has offices in Oakland and Hayward. Oakland office phone number is 510-893-9230.
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Family Paths is a welcoming and inclusive agency dedicated to strengthening family relationships by providing mental health treatment and supportive services with respect, integrity, compassion, and hope. It is important to us that every client feels welcome and safe, and that they receive treatment in a non-judgmental fashion. We are a caring service agency that is willing to go the extra mile to support each other and our clients. We acknowledge that our clients come to us with many strengths and we begin work where they are in order to reach their desired goals. We know there is more than one path to reach a goal and we are here to support that journey. We define a “parent” as anyone who emotionally and physically protects and is raising a child, regardless of biological ties. We know that each parent who seeks support from Family Paths is affected by their socio-economic context, and we value diversity in family structure. We are committed to serving all families, including traditional and non-traditional. This includes families that are multiracial, foster families, LGBTQIA families, single parents, and kinship caregivers. We acknowledge that many of today’s families look different from traditional family structures and we recognize the particular needs and strengths of all families. History Family Paths, Inc. (formerly Parental Stress Service) is a non-profit organization of mental health professionals and dedicated volunteers that provide a number of mental health, counseling and therapy services to low income, multi-stressed individuals and families. We are a multicultural agency committed to serving families of Alameda County regardless of age, ethnicity/race, financial status, language, sexual orientation, immigration status, class, religion, gender, mental or physical ability. We have served the mental health needs of Children and Families since 1972, and today we offer services from offices in Oakland, Hayward and Fremont. These services include a 24-hour Family Support & Resource Hotline, a 24-hour Foster Parent Advice Line, Emergency Respite Child Care, CalWORKs Case Management, and Positive Parenting Classes. We also provide counseling for infants, children, adolescents, adults and families.

Mission: Family Paths strengthens family relationships by providing mental health treatment and supportive services with Respect, Integrity, Compassion, and Hope.

Did you know Family Paths has a lovely and very affordable meeting space for rent? It has multiple uses - conferences, w...
02/07/2020

Did you know Family Paths has a lovely and very affordable meeting space for rent? It has multiple uses - conferences, workshops, trainings, yoga studio, auditions & rehearsals, etc.
Click here to learn more and book it! https://familypaths.org/contact-us/meeting-space-rental/

#MotherhoodMonday  From NPR:"I would tell my family members that I was feeling disconnected, I was feeling scared and an...
02/03/2020
What Is Postpartum Depression? Recognizing The Signs And Getting Help

#MotherhoodMonday From NPR:
"I would tell my family members that I was feeling disconnected, I was feeling scared and anxious — they all dismissed it. They were like, 'Oh, it'll be fine.' ... Or, 'Why do you keep saying you're depressed? Why do you keep saying you're sad? You have this beautiful family.' " This article shares steps you can take, but the first step is acknowledging and sharing that something doesn't feel right. Our 24-Hour Parent Support & Resource Hotline is here for pregnant and new moms, too. If you're struggling, reach out. We are here to listen and help you find the support your need. Call us at 1-800-829-3777.
https://www.npr.org/2020/01/27/800139124/what-is-postpartum-depression-recognizing-the-signs-and-getting-help

One in seven women experiences postpartum depression. But it's easy to feel alone — especially when you're told having a baby is supposed to be blissful. This episode helps both struggling moms and loved ones identify the symptoms and find treatment.

We are holding an Open House today for those interested in becoming Counseling Interns here at Family Paths in the fall....
01/31/2020

We are holding an Open House today for those interested in becoming Counseling Interns here at Family Paths in the fall. Our interns receive excellent training, clinical experience working with children, parents and families, and work on our Parent Support Hotline. If you wish to learn more and attend the Open House on Feb 5, email Nancy Morosohk at nmorosohk(at)familypaths(dot)org.

From NPR:"We feel like there's a hierarchy of pain, and if our problem doesn't feel big enough, we wait until we're basi...
01/30/2020
How To Start Therapy

From NPR:
"We feel like there's a hierarchy of pain, and if our problem doesn't feel big enough, we wait until we're basically having the equivalent of an emotional heart attack before somebody will make that call," says Lori Gottlieb, a psychotherapist.
DON'T WAIT! If you are an Alameda County parent or caregiver of a child and you are struggling, feeling stressed or just need a chat about your child's behavior and how to handle a situation, we are here for you. Call 1-800-829-3777 and talk to a counselor on our 24-Hour Parent Support & Resource Hotline - we can share tips, resources, referrals to therapy and a friendly ear.
https://www.npr.org/2019/12/11/787058888/how-to-start-therapy

If the mere thought of going to therapy seems overwhelming, you're not alone. Plenty of people put off seeking therapy because of the stigma, cost and inconvenience. We've got four tips to help you make your first appointment.

01/30/2020
2020 Annual Mtg video 2

Watch this video and see some of the great quotes we received in 2019 from our clients about Family Paths' services such as our parent education classes, fatherhood series, therapy services and more. We are so humbled by our clients, their journeys and that they allow us to help them along their way to strengthening their families and our community. https://youtu.be/X_YdtuW3VYQ

We are so proud of the work we do for Alameda County parents and families by providing outstanding Parent Education clas...
01/30/2020

We are so proud of the work we do for Alameda County parents and families by providing outstanding Parent Education classes offered in Spanish and English. Visit our website or call 1-800-829-3777 to learn more and sign up.

FEBRUARY TRAININGS! Our trainings are free and open to those who work with foster children and youth in Alameda County.I...
01/29/2020
Community Trainings - Family Paths

FEBRUARY TRAININGS! Our trainings are free and open to those who work with foster children and youth in Alameda County.
Integrating Art in Therapeutic Relationships with Children and Youth – with Eleanor Ruckman, LMFT
When: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Transracial Adoption – With Katie Wynen, MSW
When: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE. For more info and to register, click here - https://familypaths.org/resources/community-trainings/

Community Trainings Family Paths sponsors community trainings free of charge to those in Alameda County who work with, or on behalf of, Alameda County Foster Youth and Families. Our trainings are developed to help those in the mental health or related fields have the latest information on topics rel...

#saturdaysillies  Silly, yes, but it rings true, too! What stage are you in right now? #parenting #parentingishard
01/25/2020

#saturdaysillies Silly, yes, but it rings true, too! What stage are you in right now? #parenting #parentingishard

Thank you to all who attended Family Paths’ Annual Meeting last night. Every January our Board of Directors opens up thi...
01/24/2020

Thank you to all who attended Family Paths’ Annual Meeting last night. Every January our Board of Directors opens up this meeting to Family Paths’ staff, funders, and community members to come review the last year, learn more about the agency, and see what we have planned for the coming year. Kenneth Kuchman, from longtime funder Bernard E. and Alba Witkin Foundation, presented us a $10k check at the meeting, continuing their 15-year commitment to Family Paths and the work we do for our community. Heartfelt thanks!

We are so proud of the work we do for Alameda County parents and families by providing outstanding Parent Education clas...
01/23/2020

We are so proud of the work we do for Alameda County parents and families by providing outstanding Parent Education classes offered in Spanish and English. Visit our website or call 1-800-829-3777 to learn more and sign up.

Become a Parent Support & Resource Hotline volunteer in 2020! Come to one of our informative Open Houses for prospective...
01/13/2020

Become a Parent Support & Resource Hotline volunteer in 2020! Come to one of our informative Open Houses for prospective volunteers on February 10 to find out what it means to offer Alameda County parents support in times of need. It is an incredibly rewarding volunteer opportunity with lots of support for you while you work the phone line. REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/family-paths-volunteer-open-house-registration-74841792817

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01/10/2020

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12/31/2019

As 2019 comes to a close, Family Paths thanks all of our donors and supporters for your continued confidence in the good work we do for Alameda County parents, children and families. Happy New Year!

12/30/2019

Hanukkah Sameach!

There is still time to donate to our Annual Campaign before the New Year! Your donation helps provide critical services ...
12/28/2019

There is still time to donate to our Annual Campaign before the New Year! Your donation helps provide critical services needed to care for clients and their families throughout the year. For over 47 years Family Paths has served children, parents, and families of Alameda County with respect, integrity, compassion, and hope.

Donate today through Facebook, Instagram, or our website!

Wishing you warmth and togetherness this Kwanzaa!
12/26/2019

Wishing you warmth and togetherness this Kwanzaa!

12/25/2019
May this #meditation help bring your #stress down during the holidays and bring you through the home stretch of 2019 uns...
12/24/2019

May this #meditation help bring your #stress down during the holidays and bring you through the home stretch of 2019 unscathed. May 2020 find you more at peace with your family, your friends, your community, and within yourself. #meditate #peace #love #understanding #hope #nostresszone

12/23/2019

Even though our offices are closed, our 24-Hour Parent Support & Resource Hotline is still available for you to talk to someone to help you get through times of stress. Call 1-800-829-3777. ❤️

12/23/2019
The holiday seasons can be very stressful, especially for parents and caregivers. Our 24-Hour Parent Support & Resource ...
12/22/2019

The holiday seasons can be very stressful, especially for parents and caregivers. Our 24-Hour Parent Support & Resource Hotline provides free and confidential counseling and information to anyone in need of parenting support. Speak to one of our Hotline Specialists today for voice-to-voice services.

Call 800-829-3777 for support.

#parentsupport #hotline #parenting #holidays #wellness

The Greater Good Science Center has released a list of their favorite parenting books of 2019. If you or someone you kno...
12/21/2019
Our Favorite Parenting Books of 2019

The Greater Good Science Center has released a list of their favorite parenting books of 2019. If you or someone you know prefers more hands-on parenting guidance, you can sign up for our Parent Education series in 2020 - Positive Parenting Classes, Abriendo Puertas-Opening Doors classes and our Fatherhood & Co-parenting: Beyond Conflict classes. Sign up by calling us at 1-800-829-3777 to register. #parenting #parenteducation #raisingkids

Greater Good’s editors pick their favorite books to help parents and their kids thrive.

#FatherhoodFridayFrom National Fatherhood Initiative:"It is a relatively new idea to consider how money and financial fa...
12/20/2019
Be Aware: 10 Economic and Financial Forces that Affect Co-Parenting

#FatherhoodFriday
From National Fatherhood Initiative:
"It is a relatively new idea to consider how money and financial factors affect conflict between co-parents." Read on, and if you are a dad in need of some co-parenting support, call our Parent Support & Resource Hotline at 1-800-829-3777 to sign up for an upcoming session of our Fatherhood & Co-Parenting: Beyond Conflict classes offered in Oakland and San Leandro in English and Spanish.

Learn from the experts about ten economic forces that affect co-parenting.

Have you seen Family Paths' 2019 Annual Report? 👀 Below is just a snippet of the communities that we proudly served with...
12/18/2019

Have you seen Family Paths' 2019 Annual Report? 👀 Below is just a snippet of the communities that we proudly served with mental health treatment and family support services.

With your help, more families and children can have life-changing experiences through their work with Family Paths. Donate today and YOU can be part of the healing that will move our community forward by breaking the negative cycles of the past and creating a positive future for the children and families of your community. 💕

#mentalhealth #families #wellnesswednesday #annualcampaign #parenting

Family Paths staff from both offices gather together before the holidays to connect with each other over a wonderful pot...
12/17/2019

Family Paths staff from both offices gather together before the holidays to connect with each other over a wonderful potluck of family recipes. Today’s activity is making lovely cards with affirmations and well wishes to take with us for the new year. #happyholidays #positiveaffirmations #mentalhealth

12/13/2019
Hair Love Short Film (Full) | Sony Pictures Animation

#FatherhoodFriday Sweet, short film about a dad learning to do his daughter's hair for the first time. #HairLove

Hair Love, an animated short film from Matthew A. Cherry, tells the heartfelt story of an African American father learning to do his daughter’s hair for the ...

Due to the holidays, our Parent/Caregiver Yoga classes will not be held on Dec 25 and Jan 1. Classes will resume on Wedn...
12/11/2019

Due to the holidays, our Parent/Caregiver Yoga classes will not be held on Dec 25 and Jan 1. Classes will resume on Wednesday, Jan 8. FREE TO ALL CAREGIVERS! No yoga knowledge needed. Just call 1-800-829-3777 to sign up before coming to your first class. Make a resolution to take care of yourself in 2020 and let Family Paths help you keep that promise.

#MotherhoodMonday Roots Community Health Center holds monthly Motherhood Circles in Oakland. RSVP 510-298-1515 X1050**Fr...
12/09/2019

#MotherhoodMonday
Roots Community Health Center holds monthly Motherhood Circles in Oakland. RSVP 510-298-1515 X1050
**Free childcare and Lunch provided**

Attending Boost with Facebook - Board member Christine Cueto and Executive Assistant Angela Dant
12/09/2019

Attending Boost with Facebook - Board member Christine Cueto and Executive Assistant Angela Dant

Rain is coming this weekend and temps have dropped. Follow the link below to see where the Alameda County Warming Statio...
12/06/2019

Rain is coming this weekend and temps have dropped. Follow the link below to see where the Alameda County Warming Stations are. If you, someone you know or someone you come across as you go about your weekend needs a warm place to be, share this info with them.
https://www.achch.org/winter-emergency-resources.html

12/04/2019
Thank You from Family Paths!

Our Board President Lyman would like to share a warm thank you for your support yesterday during #GivingTuesday, watch below to hear how you help us support families and children in Alameda County.

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12/04/2019

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Help support Family Paths TODAY on #GivingTuesday
12/04/2019

Help support Family Paths TODAY on #GivingTuesday

There is still time to donate, share, and even create your own fundraisers on behalf of Family Paths, this #GivingTuesda...
12/04/2019

There is still time to donate, share, and even create your own fundraisers on behalf of Family Paths, this #GivingTuesday. Your gift helps support the work of Family Paths in serving Alameda County Families and Children with mental health and support services.

We are extremely proud of the strides our clients make. Last year agency-wide, : 86% of caregivers/parents said they “ha...
12/04/2019

We are extremely proud of the strides our clients make.
Last year agency-wide, : 86% of caregivers/parents said they “have seen an improvement in their child’s behavior” and 85% of youth reported they are “better able to talk about their feelings and experiences”.

Read on to see what one Mother of 2 learned in our Parent Education Courses.

12/03/2019
Debbi Sack #GivingTuesday

Join Family Paths Board Member, Debbi Sack, today on #GivingTuesday, to help us support families in Alameda County!

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