More Grandparents Raising Their Grandchildren 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 recent article outlines the growing need for services designed …
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Celebrating our Graduates! 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 at the beginning …
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Celebrating Damian! 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, and as I got …
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Celebrating Sharonda! 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 I have to make …
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Claudia Nelson: 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 Care Provider …
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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, FSSBA’s Kinship Youth Program (KYP) maintains a monthly effort to help provide assorted groceries to West Oakland families in need. This …
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Roy Holmes Receives FSSBA’s ‘Tony’ Award! child care respite Tony Award We are delighted to announce that long-time Respite Care Provider Roy Holmes is the winner of FSSBA’s Second Annual “Tony” Award, for providing exceptional support services through FSSBA’s Respite/ Child Care Program. Respite Care Providers are nominated for this award …
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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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FSSBA’s 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 FSSBA’s very talented respite care providers, Tony Foss, passed away.  Shortly thereafter, we received a …
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