Kinship Support Services

Are You a Relative Caregiver Taking Care of Another Relative’s Child?
Ms WinYou Are Not Alone!
Recent figures show that there are 20,000 minor-aged children living in households headed by grand-parents and other relative caregivers in Alameda County alone. Click here to read Ms. Wingate's story.

What is Kinship Care?
Kinship care is the full-time care, nurturing and protection of children by relatives, godparents, step-parents, or any adult who has a kinship bond with a child.  Kinship Families offer a positive, stable, safe alternative placement for children who are unable to live with their biological parents. 

How Can FSSBA Help Me?
Our Kinship Support Services Program (KSSP) leads a collaborative of partners who offer an array of services from which caregivers can choose. Services are offered in English and Spanish, and may include:

How Do I get Started?
The First Step is to Call: (510) 834-2443 ext 3008

Tell Us What You Need:
Our experienced staff will talk with you about your unique situation, and how our program can work with you to meet your family’s goals.

Schedule an Appointment:
We can come to your home, or you can come to our office.  It’s your choice. 

Come to a Support Group:
Our groups are free, and you will meet others who understand your successes and challenges. Learn About Support Groups Here.

Read our Fall 2016 Kinship News Bulletin here!