Community Resources

Information for Resource Families

San Mateo County Foster/Adoption/Kinship Care Family Gatherings

Gatherings for foster families with teens:
  • Meet at 6:30pm on the second Monday of each month
  • Dinner included, no childcare
  • RSVP to 650-341-8520 or

Gatherings for New RFA Families or those waiting for a new or first placement:

  • Meet at 6:30 on the second Wednesday of the month
  • Dinner and childcare are provided
  • RSVP to 650-341-8520 or


Other Resources


Attachment, Trauma, Neglect, Behavior

Child Trauma Academy & Bruce Perry – articles and trainings on attachment & trauma


Other Resources


Caregivers & the Courts

AdvoKids – a legal resource for California foster children and their advocates. AdvoKids provides direct legal assistance, support and education to foster children and their advocates, including lawyers, CASA volunteers, FFAs, social workers, mental health providers, and foster and adoptive parents.

The Alliance for Children's Rights - free legal services and advocacy for children and youth and their caregivers.  Excellent information about benefits and options for caregivers on the website and by phone.  213-368-6010