We know what it's like to walk in your shoes
Transformative programs for kids with special needs in Alameda County
Always FREE of charge
"You've got this!" 2018-19 Annual Report
- Stories of brave parents
- The graduating class of parent leaders
- What we're planning next
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. We are all parents who have kids with special needs, too.
You know your kid best
Parenting a child with a disability is an unexpected journey.
Services available in:
English | Español (Spanish) | العربية (Arabic) | فارسی (Farsi) | دری (Dari) | தமிழ் (Tamil) | हिंदी (Hindi) | Mam | 廣東話 (Cantonese) | 普通話 (Mandarin) | Urdu | Le français (French) | Deutsch (German)
Francine Crockett, Alameda County Children’s Services
"Family Resource Navigators allows clients and their families access to case workers who are familiar with and have had similar experiences with the issues that impact access to care for children with special health care needs. These services are critically important in promoting health equity and in supporting our case management efforts."
Dr. Noemi Alice Spinazzi, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland
“As a primary care physician for many children with complex medical and developmental needs, I don't know what I would do without Family Resource Navigators! I refer my patients and can count on them to support families in navigating the complicated and confusing system and to advocate passionately for my patients and families.”
“Many families need more than just connecting to services. They need someone who listens to them and understands what they are going through. I am inspired to help other parents overcome the barriers I faced, improve the lives of their families, and become leaders in their communities."