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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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Alliance Members Recognized for Work With LGBTQ Youth and Families

Several Alliance member agency are recognized for their work with LGBTQ youth and families in a new report by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, which highlights more than 70 child welfare agencies across the country that partnered with the HRC Foundation’s All Children - All Families project to improve the services they provide to the LGBTQ community. To see the report, go to this VIEW REPORT.


Dr. Kelly Pfeifer Appointed HCS Deputy Director of Mental Health & Substance Abuse

Kelly Pfeifer of San Francisco has been appointed deputy director of mental health and substance use disorder services at the California Department of Health Care Services. Pfeifer has been director of high-value care at the California Health Care Foundation since 2014. For more information, go to this LINK


Dr. Thomas Insel Appointed Key Advisor on Mental Health Issues

Gov. Gavin Newsom has appointment of Dr. Thomas Insel to be California’s key advisor on mental health issues as the governor announced $1 billion to fight California’s homelss crisis and the formation of the Homeless and Supportive Housing Advisory Task Force. For the full details, go to this LINK.


Despite Education Reforms, Foster Students in California Lag Behind on Multiple Measures

Some school districts emerge as models for serving foster youth, but others are doing little to target them with specific programs.


Blue Ribbon Commission Issues Report

The California Blue Ribbon Commission on early Childhood Education recently published it's final report.


The Benefits of Membership

When an agency joins the Alliance, it joins a family of more than 135 outstanding organizations that serve California’s most vulnerable populations.

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Alliance Conferences

Each year the California Alliance holds two conferences for executives and senior managers incorporating plenaries, seminars and workshops on a wide variety of timely and critically important topics. 

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