Say "yes" to kids with special needs

Every family deserves to have their call for help answered. It doesn't matter how old their child is or what kind of disability they have. A donation to FRN says "yes" to families who call for help.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does my donation matter?

For 20 years, FRN was housed under the auspices of Bananas, Inc. In 2017, we became an independent 501(c)(3) corporation in 2017. With a stellar reputation as a outcomes-based contractor with the state of California, we are currently seeking flexible funding that will help us reach our goal of serving all families who have kids with special health care needs in Alameda county who walk through our doors asking for help.

What will my donation fund?

Your donation will support the work of Family Resource Navigators - from direct services to Alameda residents, including parent trainings and leadership programs - to 1-1 staff support and educational community events. More information on our programs is available here.

What is Family Resource Navigators?

We're a nonprofit organization dedicated to Alameda County families. We make it easier for families to navigate, advocate, get equitable access to resources - all so their kids with disabilities, development delays or special health care needs get what they need to flourish.

For over 25 years, we've worked with families living in one of the 20 cities that make up Alameda County - from Oakland to Pleasanton, from Newark to Albany. Everyday, our staff shares their own personal experiences and hard won skills with the families we partner with. They all have a passion and a fire for this work and deploy personal experience to improve the experience for someone else. We're unique because every single staff member is also a parent or guardian of a child with developmental delays, disabilities or special health care needs. Most of our staff are actually graduates of the very leadership programs we host.

Who are your funders?

FRN is primarily funded through the generosity and partnership of the following state and regional departments: Department of Developmental Services, First 5 of Alameda County, Alameda County Public Health Department, and Regional Center of the East Bay.