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The California Alliance: The collective voice for organizations that serve children, youth and families

For those dedicated to improving the lives of these at-risk populations, the California Alliance stands apart as the champion and leading voice for organizations that advocate for children, youth and families, and for advancing policy and services on their behalf.

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The California Alliance of Child and Family Services Statement on 2021-22 Budget Deal 

Yesterday, California witnessed the passing of a 2021-22 budget deal that puts an unprecedented focus on vulnerable children, youth, and families within our State. The California Alliance of Child and Family Services commends the Legislature and the Governor for their overwhelming display of compassion for the unmitigated suffering the COVID-19 pandemic has had on youth and families' mental and physical health. With the passing of this budget, California can begin to uplift the most under-resourced families, help students transition back to in-person learning, and continue the mission of addressing racial inequities in our physical and behavioral healthcare systems. Read full statement by click HERE.


 

The California Alliance of Child and Family Services Honors Juneteenth

Saturday, June 19th, we honored Juneteenth, commemorating when Union soldiers brought the news of freedom to enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas - two years after the Emancipation Proclamation and two months after the end of the Civil War. Christine Stoner-Mertz, the CEO of The California Alliance of Child and Family Services, issued the following statement, read it by clicking HERE.

The California Alliance of Child and Family Services Statement on Fulton v City of Philadelphia Supreme Court Ruling

On Thursday, June 17th, 2021, The United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Philadelphia may not end its contract with a Catholic agency that refused to evaluate same-sex couples as potential foster parents due to a provision within the States clause that allows other exemptions based on marital status or disability. Christine Stoner-Mertz, the CEO of The California Alliance of Child and Family Services, issued the following statement, read it by clicking HERE.


Peer Certification Principles for Implementation

The California Alliance of Child & Family Services (CACFS), the National Alliance on Mental Illness, California (NAMI CA) and the California Association of Social Rehabilitation Agencies (CASRA) know that you share in our excitement over last year’s passage of SB 803, which will allow California to finally create what we hope will be a strong and viable statewide structure for the certification of peer providers, family partners and parent partners. In an effort to positively shape this structure, CACFS, NAMI CA and CASRA have partnered to create and broadly disseminate the attached set of “Peer Certification Principles for Implementation” so that policymakers at the state, county and organizational levels can better appreciate what it at stake, understand their important roles in fostering successful implementation, and have some guideposts to follow as they undertake their efforts.  We ask you to take a few moments to review the Principles and encourage you to share them with others who you think might benefit!

To see the full document, click HERE.

Meet Our Members

 

The California Alliance is also a proud member of the following organizations:

           

The Benefits of Membership

When an agency joins the Alliance, it joins a family of more than 140 outstanding organizations that serve California’s most vulnerable populations.

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California Provider Helpline

Our diverse, highly skilled Helpline team is dedicated to ensuring accessible and compassionate customer service, while providing responsive guidance and resources to foster care and youth residential service providers. Call or email us today!

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