Kinship Youth Serving the Community Helping to Feed Oakland Families As part of its emphasis on the importance of community service and giving back, the Kinship Youth Program (KYP) at Family Support Services maintains a monthly effort to help provide assorted groceries to West Oakland families in …
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Roy Holmes Receives 2014 “Tony” Award child care respite Tony Award   We are delighted to announce that long-time Respite Care Provider Roy Holmes is the winner of the Second Annual Family Support Services “Tony” Award, for providing exceptional support services through the Agency’s Respite/Child Care Program.   Respite Care Providers are …
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Happy Holidays! January 6, 2014 This season, the members of our Kinship Youth Program (KYP) have a special message for everyone who gave so generously to help make the season brighter through our Sponsor-A-family project. Please take a moment to watch their …
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Angela’s Story Sometimes, the best way to understand our impact is to hear from the people we serve. Please enjoy this short video, featuring an inspiring woman and her three boys. For a full screen version, click the square in the lower right …
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Meet Ms. Wingate and Trey When Trey was born, he was placed in foster care for 13 months, while his aunt went through the process of bringing him into her home to care for him. She was 63 years old. Ms. Wingate knew that she …
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Preview our Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2012-13   November 15, 2013   Click here to preview our most recent Annual Report, and learn more about our important work.  
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Mother’s Day Baskets Made With Love donors Mother's day supporters In 2001, Piedmont Girl Scout Troop 1264, led by Eunice Ashizawa, began a community service project of creating beautiful Mother’s Day gift baskets to make some special women feel appreciated. They donated these beautifully arranged and wrapped baskets to the …
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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month April 1, 2013 In 1989, the Blue Ribbon Campaign to Prevent Child Abuse began as a Virginia grandmother’s tribute to her grandson who died as a result of abuse. She tied a blue ribbon to the antenna of her car as …
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The First Annual “Tony” Award! Established to honor the memory of an exceptional respite care provider, The “Tony” Award was dedicated on January 26, 2013. In December 2011, one of the very talented respite care providers at Family Support Services, Tony Foss, passed away. Shortly thereafter, …
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