Fall 2016 Kinship News Bulletin Our Kinship News Bulletin provides current information for Kinship caregivers, including: Back-to-School Tips Support Groups in Alameda County: Dates and Locations Kinship Youth Program Information Nurturing the Spirit of Kinship and Guardianship Families: 5 Week Series Beginning October 6 Click here to …
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We’re Seeking Licensed Day Care Providers! WE ARE LOOKING TO HIRE! Family Support Services (formerly known as Family Support Services of the Bay Area) recently extended a program to provide free respite/child care services to East Bay Foster Parents and Relative Caregivers on evenings, weekends, and …
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Kinship Workshop Series: March 3 Nurturing the Spirit of Kinship and Guardianship Families is a five-week series of workshops that discuss the successes and concerns of those who are parenting children who are not biologically theirs. The goal is to support relatives and guardians in helping …
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Keeping our Children Safe: A Conference for Kinship Families Join us at this free event focusing on Kinship families. (Location at the Lakeside Park Garden Center requires a $5 parking fee.) Spend the day with other relative caregivers and enjoy free workshops for caregivers and teenagers. We also offer …
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Spring Break has Arrived!     April 5, 2016 KYPers will be enjoying their spring break over the next two weeks – and as is our tradition we are scheduling a few college trips and other adventures! Follow along on facebook to see the full …
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Join our Board of Directors! We are currently seeking interested professionals to apply for membership on our Board of Directors. Family Support Services was founded in 1989. Today, with an operating budget of $5 million, and a staff of 53 employees, we serve nearly 1,000 families each …
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More Grandparents Raising Their Grandchildren March 7, 2016 How does our work impact the families we serve? For many, we provide tools and resources that make it possible to keep children and youth together with their families.   This 2016 article outlines the growing need for …
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$10,000 Grant from 50 Fund, Could be Doubled with YOUR help! January 27, 2016 Family Support Services has received a $10,000 grant from an organization called 50 Fund. They are the legacy initiative of the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee. We are among 20 organizations who received this grant, …
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Celebrating our Graduates! July 2, 2015 Our Kinship Youth Program began over 10 years ago, and one of our greatest successes has been keeping children and youth engaged with the program over the course of many years.  An exciting result is that each year …
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Mentoring: Seven Years Together. Meet Tyrell and Bill. Bill McNab and his mentee Tyrell have been the glowing faces on our OreMi Mentoring brochure for several years, and we were excited to receive an update on the charming picture that has become a part of the Family Support …
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