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Broad Coalition Seeks Immediate Action from Governor to Support Children in Foster Care During Crisis

Responding to concerns raised at the local level, an Alliance for Children’s Rights-led coalition articulated immediate needs to the California Governor and state legislative leadership this week, urging them to take action to address the serious impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the lives of young Californians in foster care. The coalition has united to…

When Solidarity Counts: Supporting Our Young Clients and Families in Crisis

Moments of crisis have a way of calling attention to the inequities and barriers vulnerable children, young adults, and families confront in order to access the critical supports they need. Young people and the families who step up for children in our community are reaching out to the Alliance for help—knowing that we will be…

Coming Together During the COVID-19 Outbreak

While our country faces a very uncertain time, we want you to know that we’re still here, still working, and still wholly committed to supporting the children, youth, and families who need us the most. And we know you are, too. Together, let’s remember to take care of the most vulnerable members of our community…

Caregiver Day at the Capitol 2020

This year’s Caregiver Day at the Capitol, in partnership with California Alliance of Caregivers, was yet another incredible day of networking and advocacy with 80+ caregivers, providers, and advocates from across the state. Their voices carried our message throughout the Capitol and to our leaders within the administration. It was such a privilege to have…

The Alliance is Always There — Jenniffer’s Story

Jenniffer, a young woman who was formerly in foster care, took the stage at our 28th Annual Dinner to share how the Alliance saved her from homelessness, supported her with parenting education—thanks to the Alliance of Moms—and provided legal advocacy to pave pathways so that she and her kids can thrive.

The Alliance Advocated for Our Kids

At our 28th Annual Dinner, one family shares their story about how the Alliance not only represented them in the adoption of both their daughter and their son, but also advocated to ensure that both developmentally-delayed children receive the vital therapies and education they had been wrongly denied. Thanks to the Saltz Family Early Intervention…

Supporting an Important Victory for Separated Families

Last year, we filed a legal brief in support of a suit to compel the federal government to provide mental health services to children and parents suffering from trauma after their unconscionable separation at our southern border. As experts in child welfare law, we made clear that the legal standards for the treatment of children—even…

The 28th Annual Dinner

Join us for our 28th Annual Dinner on Thursday, March 5th, 2020 at the Beverly Hilton. The Alliance’s largest fundraising event of the year will honor Karey Burke, President of ABC Entertainment, and present Susan Saltz, Child Advocate and Film Producer, with the Francis M. Wheat Award. More information, tickets, and sponsorship opportunities here.

Guardianship Saves a Child’s Life

In conjunction with our 2019 Annual Dinner, one caregiver shares their story about how the Alliance and one of our stellar pro bono attorneys stepped in to help her to provide safety and stability for her beloved granddaughter.

Kinship Families At the State Capitol

The Alliance lobbied successfully for emergency funding from the moment of placement–an issue that disproportionately affects relative caregivers. Caregivers–including grandmothers and grandfathers, uncles and aunts, and siblings–from across California joined us in Sacramento to share their stories. Senator Holly Mitchell appears in the video during a meeting in which she invited these kinship families to…