Family Support Services

Family Support Services Through services designed to fit each family, Family Support Services nurtures families and connects them with the resources they need to thrive.

FSS’s services support families who face serious challenges in successfully caring for their children. These include families with children who have mental or physical disabilities; families taking care of children who are substance exposed, medically fragile or are HIV+; and families in which grandparents or other relatives have had to step in to care for children. FSS also works with families in which children are at risk of abuse or neglect to help parents improve their parenting skills and ensure that these children are raised in safe and nurturing environments. FSS's programs are delivered in Alameda, Contra Costa and San Francisco counties. We reach clients in some of the most underserved communities: over 75% of families served by FSS are families of color, over 60% are headed by a single adult, and over 65% live in poverty. FSS serves more than 2,700 Bay Area children annually.

Mission: Our mission is to help families build on their strengths, nurture their children and lead healthy lives.

Are you struggling to keep up with key COVID-19 Updates?Check out our page to keep up with important information and res...
05/17/2020
COVID-19 Update - Family Support Services

Are you struggling to keep up with key COVID-19 Updates?

Check out our page to keep up with important information and resources.

Statewide Shelter-in-Place Order: California and 6 Bay Area Counties extended ‘Shelter in Place Order’ through the end of May 2020 due to Coronavirus On Monday April 27, the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara, along with the City of Berkeley annou...

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and even as we all stay at home, there are many ways to celebrate all of t...
05/16/2020
Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month virtually in the Bay Area

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and even as we all stay at home, there are many ways to celebrate all of the amazing contributions from the Asian Pacific American community!

Artist Jenifer K Wofford will be featured in a virtual discussion on education and healing as part of Asian Art Museum's Asian Pacific American Heritage Month…

It isn't too late to give! You still have time to help us ensure that the families we work with have the resources they ...
05/15/2020
COVID-19 Resource Fund - Family Support Services

It isn't too late to give! You still have time to help us ensure that the families we work with have the resources they need!

COVID-19 Resource Fund In the past month, Family Support Services has continued to provide essential services remotely. These are services that families have grown to depend on us for, such as case management, crisis intervention, resource support, mental health therapy, and even limited respite/chi...

Fair Immigration Reform Movement
05/15/2020

Fair Immigration Reform Movement

Our well-being depends on our families' welfare. Celebrate International Day of Families by ensuring that our families have access to critical resources to help them thrive. Fill out your #2020Census form TODAY! #WeCount

Local author Mitali Perkins is an award winning creator of these 12 books for young readers! To read some of them with h...
05/14/2020

Local author Mitali Perkins is an award winning creator of these 12 books for young readers! To read some of them with her, check out her website: https://www.mitaliperkins.com/

#AsianPacificIslanderHeritageMonth

To celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we are highlighting our local authors and illustrators! Today, we are featuring author, Mitali Perkins @mitaliboseperkins.

“[Mitali] is the author of twelve novels for young readers. [She enjoys] visiting schools, libraries, and conferences to discuss “books between cultures” and the life-changing power of story. Her goal in fiction is to make readers laugh or cry, preferably both, as long as their hearts are widening. She lives and writes in the East Bay.” https://www.mitaliperkins.com/

Oakland Unified School District
#AsianPacificAmericanReadInWeek #VolunteersTakeAction #OaklandSchoolVolunteers #ReadingIsPower #PublicEducation #YouthMatter #OurFuture #Education #BayArea #Teamwork #Dreamwork #Community #Unity #PublicSchools #Oakland #StandUp #WeGotThis #OaklandEdFund #EdFund #EdFundMagic

“[Mitali] is the author of twelve novels for young readers. [She enjoys] visiting schools, libraries, and conferences to discuss “books between cultures” and the life-changing power of story. Her goal in fiction is to make readers laugh or cry, preferably both, as long as their hearts are widening. She lives and writes in the East Bay.” https://www.mitaliperkins.com/

We cannot thank you all enough for your generosity, and dedication to making sure families in our community have the res...
05/12/2020

We cannot thank you all enough for your generosity, and dedication to making sure families in our community have the resources they need!

To all of the Mothers and Caregivers out there, we appreciate you so much! We hope your day is full of beauty and joy!
05/10/2020

To all of the Mothers and Caregivers out there, we appreciate you so much!

We hope your day is full of beauty and joy!

Have you been disinfecting wrong? We certainly have!
05/09/2020
Have I Been Cleaning All Wrong?

Have you been disinfecting wrong? We certainly have!

Many household disinfectants promise to kill 99.9 percent of germs, but some of us might be cleaning too swiftly to let them do their job.

Do you have a budding reader at home? Help them expand their imagination with Harry Potter himself!
05/06/2020
Chapter One: 'The Boy Who Lived' | Wizarding World

Do you have a budding reader at home? Help them expand their imagination with Harry Potter himself!

Daniel Radcliffe reads the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone/Sorcerer’s Stone, as part of Harry Potter At Home. Look out for more special video readings in the upcoming weeks.

Join the team of people working to make sure Bay Area families have the resources they need! Read more on our website: h...
05/05/2020

Join the team of people working to make sure Bay Area families have the resources they need! Read more on our website: http://fssba.org/program-updates/

#GivingTuesdayNow

Caregiving responsibilities disproportionately land on the shoulders of women and girls, and it is something we should a...
05/04/2020
COVID-19 highlights how caregiving fuels gender inequality

Caregiving responsibilities disproportionately land on the shoulders of women and girls, and it is something we should all be concerned about!

This crisis presents an opportunity to develop new policies and implement flexible working for carers to promote gender equality in the home and workplace.

There is a lot that we can all be doing to make this time easier for children. This is an excellent place to start.
04/23/2020

There is a lot that we can all be doing to make this time easier for children. This is an excellent place to start.

Strong Families Alliance is excited to share the Three R's from Dr. Bruce Perry and The ChildTrauma Academy, during #ChildAbusePreventionMonth we are proud to highlight evidence-based practices to help regulate your little one while safe sheltering. To find out more tips visit: https://familypaths.org/strong-families-alliance-of-alameda-county/sfa-pregnancy-new-parents/ or call the Parenting Stress Helpline 1-800-829-3777

These are some great ways to keep little ones active and learning during Shelter in Place!
04/23/2020

These are some great ways to keep little ones active and learning during Shelter in Place!

It's the little things, and they do add up and count as learning!
#Lincoln1883 #LincolnStrong #DistanceLearning #StudyHacks #HomeSchooling
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04/14/2020

we just want to say Thank you to our staff, who are still providing services, and to all of the essential workers out there!

While we all shelter in place, remember to keep healthy choices in mind!
04/11/2020
Childhood Nutrition

While we all shelter in place, remember to keep healthy choices in mind!

What children eat is important to both physical and mental development. Here’s what children need — no matter what the age.

04/09/2020
How Do I Talk to My Children About COVID-19? | Kaiser Permanente

There are some simple steps that we can be doing to make sure children feel safe and calm while sheltering in place.

Kaiser Permanente infectious disease pediatrician David Bronstein, MD, talks about how parents can talk to their children about COVID-19 - what it is, how to...

04/08/2020

The Census is NOT a way for the government to track people down, it is a way for communities to lift themselves up.

Stand up, be counted, be part of the solution.

Happy Census Day!If you haven't yet, remember to complete your Census, it is a great way to make sure your community is ...
04/01/2020

Happy Census Day!

If you haven't yet, remember to complete your Census, it is a great way to make sure your community is represented!

Family Paths
03/28/2020
Family Paths

Family Paths

From The Greater Good Science Center:
"Teenagers, college students—and other families—can be difficult to control. When asked how she is holding up, a friend texted '2 of my kids are at home being good citizens and students doing homework. The other is at the beach with her friends being a part of the problem.'
Click to read more. #parenting #shelterinplace #quarantinelife

Looking for something to smile about? This did the trick for us!It is important for all of us to remember to find moment...
03/27/2020
Virtual 'Love Sweet Love' From Quarantined Berklee College of Music Students

Looking for something to smile about? This did the trick for us!

It is important for all of us to remember to find moments of joy.

Student Shelbie Rassler, eager to bring her community together amid quarantine and isolation, organized a massive performance of the classic "What the World Needs Now Is Love" and put it on YouTube.

03/25/2020
03/14/2020

Keep an eye out for your post card from the Census Bureau! Don't miss this chance to bring vital resources back into the Bay Area community!

The Census is NOT a way for the government to collect your private information to exploit you. It IS the best way to mak...
03/12/2020

The Census is NOT a way for the government to collect your private information to exploit you. It IS the best way to make sure your voice and needs are heard! The Census means DATA, DOLLARS, and DECISION MAKERS for your community. #census2020 #ourcommunity #2020census #makeyourvoiceheard

03/11/2020
You Count 2020

Getting counted in the Census is an important part of making sure that your voice is heard!

Are you ready to be counted?

03/10/2020

"Following the 2010 Census, so many young children were missed that 36 states collectively lost more than $500 million a year in funding from just five programs: Medicaid, children’s health, foster care, adoption assistance and child care." - Alliance for Children's Rights

We have learned so much from these amazing African American leaders!
02/28/2020
10 Inspiring Black Leaders to Celebrate this Black History Month — (RED)

We have learned so much from these amazing African American leaders!

This Black History Month, we celebrate the lives and contributions of trailblazing African Americans both past and present. Check out these 10 inspiring quotes from some of the many influential African American activists we’re honoring this February.

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Oakland, CA
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Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
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Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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FSS supports families facing serious challenges in caring for their children. These include families with children who have mental or physical disabilities, families taking care of children who are substance exposed, medically fragile or are HIV+, families in which grandparents or other relatives have had to step in to care for children, homeless families, and many more. FSS also works with families in which children are at risk of abuse or neglect to help parents improve their parenting skills and ensure that these children are raised in safe and nurturing environments. FSS's programs are delivered in Alameda, Contra Costa and San Francisco counties. We reach clients in some of the most underserved communities: over 75% of families served by FSS are families of color, over 60% are headed by a single adult, and over 65% live in poverty. FSS serves more than 2,700 Bay Area children annually.

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