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The California Alliance: The collective voice for organizations that serve children, youth and families

For those dedicated to improving the lives of these at-risk populations, the California Alliance stands apart as the champion and leading voice for organizations that advocate for children, youth and families, and for advancing policy and services on their behalf.

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California Alliance and Catalyst Center Fall Institutes
Better Together: Resilience Through Connection

The California Alliance and the Catalyst Center are going virtual! New Fall Institutes with the theme Forward Together: Resilience through Connection will bring together Alliance member organizations, educators, mental health professionals and caregivers serving California’s most vulnerable children, youth and families. For details, go to this LINK.

 Alliance offers free trial membership for July and August  

The California Alliance of Child and Family Services is the collective voice for nonprofit organizations that serve children, youth and families.  Our member organizations are providing behavioral health, foster care, juvenile justice, education, and prevention services throughout California. Collectively our members serve over 600,000 children and youth each year. For those dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk populations, the California Alliance stands apart as the champion and leading voice for organizations that serve children and families, and for advocating and advancing policy on their behalf.

As nonprofit organizations have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alliance has been a steadfast partner in helping navigate these unchartered waters. Through our policy, advocacy and membership services, our members have gained critical and time sensitive information, participated in advocacy to ensure stability of their organizations and received timely information regarding state and federal funding opportunities.

Collectively, when our advocacy, expertise and effectiveness are paired with your organization’s mission and services, children, youth and families win. During the months of July and August we are offering a free two-month trial membershipWe would be pleased to answer any questions about membership in the Alliance, and you can begin your trial membership by completing our Interest in Membership form HERE. We hope you will consider membership during this critical time for those serving children, youth and families.

HR & CFO Collaborate Meeting

Nonstop Wellness and Gateway Residential Services have scheduled a 60 minute HR and CFO Collaborative Meeting called "Strategic Health Benefits Plannign for Your Upcoming renewal." The session is scheduled for Aug. 11 at 9 a.m. To join the call go to

Permanency Bench Cards contain “Questions to Ask” to increase permanency outcomes

New “Permanency Bench Cards” and “Flow Charts” were developed in order to give hands on tools to courts, judges, children's counsel and Child and Family Teams to improve permanency outcomes for children and youth in foster care. They were recently published by the Judicial Council of California and developed by permanency expert Gail Johnson Vaughan, PsyD, in collaboration with Kelly Beck, JD, of the National Institute for Permanency Family Connectedness at Seneca Family of Agencies.

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 Assembly approves Alliance sponsored AB 2112

California’s Assembly yesterday approved California Alliance sponsored AB 2112 to create a statewide Office of Suicide Prevention on a 61 to 0 vote. Go to this LINK to read the full story.

California Alliance Addresses Recent National Events

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Updates

The Alliance is maintaining resource pages with critical information including prevention tips, symptoms, and additional resources. Alliance members are invited to visit the Members Only page to view resources shared by other members and associates, as well as key partners. We also encourage monitoring news through the Center for Disease Control (CDC), California Department of Public Health (CDPH), and the World Health Organization (WHO). 

If you suspect you have come into contact with the Coronavirus, find your nearest testing location here

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 Meet Our Members


The California Alliance is also a proud member of the following organizations:


The Benefits of Membership

When an agency joins the Alliance, it joins a family of more than 140 outstanding organizations that serve California’s most vulnerable populations.

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Alliance Conferences

Each year the California Alliance holds two conferences for executives and senior managers incorporating plenaries, seminars and workshops on a wide variety of timely and critical topics. 

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