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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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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Celebrating Damian! July 2, 2015   Hi I’m Damian. I have been in KYP for 9 years now, and it has been a big part of my life. When I came here I was one of the younger kids in the program, …
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Celebrating Sharonda! July 2, 2015   My name is Sharonda. I am 17 years old, and I have been a participant in this program for 6 years. Over the years, my leadership opportunities grew. I am now seen as a leader so …
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Claudia Nelson: 2015 Respite Care Provider of the Year   We’ve all been on the edge of our seats, waiting to learn which of our amazing Respite Childcare Providers will be the “‘Tony” Award winner for 2015!     The “Tony” Award is presented each year to a Respite …
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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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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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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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