We know what it's like to walk in your shoes

Transformative programs for kids with special needs

Always free of charge

Programs that improve and transform lives

There are thousands of families in Alameda county who don't know who to call for help. Some have bad experiences and don't feel respected. Others are afraid and not sure who they can trust. We're different. Like you, our kids with special needs, too.

Walk the Walk

2022 Annual Report

Services available in:

English   |   Español (Spanish)   |   العربية (Arabic)   |   فارسی (Farsi)   |   دری (Dari)   |   தமிழ் (Tamil)   |   हिंदी (Hindi)    |   廣東話 (Cantonese)   |   普通話 (Mandarin)       

You know your kid best

Parenting a child with a disability is an unexpected journey. 

Parents are resilient

Even in the face of new challenges from COVID, parents fight for what their kids need. Today, they're managing unusually high levels of stress and anxiety.

All kids can flourish

There are 1.5 million people and 53 languages in Alameda county. An overly complicated system of services means that 4 out of 5 kids with disabilities aren’t getting the care they need.

Disability is common

One in 6 kids has one or more disabilities. Some are diagnosed before being born and others years later. Parenting a kid with disabilities means learning to face new challenges with joy.

Let's make sure that every family in Alameda County is able to help their children flourish - regardless of disability or special health care need.

Featured funders

We are thrilled to have the collaboration of private and public funders and individual donors who enable us to serve people with disabilities, delays, or medical needs - of all ages.

Christine Engel, Magic Cabinet CEO

"We are proud to partner with Family Resource Navigators. Staffed by peer parents, they bring their own personal experiences to the table to offer practical support, mentorship, and coaching to families during pivotal moments in their lives. Our commitment is to promote a collaborative approach in everything we do, emphasizing core values like equity, trust, and well-informed decision-making. Through our capacity-building funding, we are thrilled to support Family Resource Navigators in their mission, both in the present and the future."

Dr. Emily von Scheven

"As a provider and a researcher, I have had the privilege with collaborating with Family Resource Navigators on the development of innovative programs for children and their families. I have been impressed by the authentic empathy and depth of knowledge of the FRN staff who provide critical support to families navigating complex systems."

Rachida Ahmad, CEO, ABA Shine

"FRN understands the challenges faced by parents navigating the system because they've walked that path themselves. My decision to donate is driven by my belief in their commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of special needs children and their families. FRN's tireless efforts uplift special needs parents to feel stronger and connected, and I am proud to contribute to their important mission."

Your strength is their strength