Become A Member

Join the Alliance


California Alliance of Child and Family Services members are child and family serving organizations with programs and services in the areas of child welfare, juvenile justice, special education or children’s mental health. Members have, as a primary agency, a not-for-profit, public benefit corporation designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization. All members meet national accreditation standards. New members are granted provisional status during their accreditation process.

Members of the California Alliance are required to meet the standards of excellence through recognized national accrediting organizations including Social Current/Council on Accreditation, the Joint Commission and CARF International.

New members have three years to complete their accreditation process, and the CA Alliance will support your efforts with the accrediting body you choose.

Learn more about the recognized national accrediting organizations we accept by clicking HERE.


Member Benefits


When an agency joins the California Alliance of Child and Family Services, it joins a family of outstanding organizations that can be counted on for support, advice, and technical assistance. Member agencies receive all the following services, benefits, and discounts:


  • Representation on statewide policy issues
  • Assistance in interfacing with state agencies
  • A community of 160 nonprofits sharing best practices
  • Opportunity to join the Full Circle Health Network a one-of-a-kind network composed of Alliance members aimed to deliver expanded services for children and families via contracts with Managed Care Plans (MCPs) for Enhanced Care Management, Community Supports and other community-based behavioral healthcare services and supports.
  • Member rate at Alliance events including conference(s)
  • Agency inclusion in the member directory
  • Comprehensive and detailed Member Alerts and Updates
  • Access to Members Only areas on the Alliance website
  • Direct access to Alliance and Catalyst Center staff with policy expertise in areas impacting member agencies
  • Opportunity to set policy direction by participating on Alliance committees
  • Access to the Catalyst Center, an agent of the California Alliance, provides Learning Communities and leverages connections between research, policy and practice to inform and lead capacity building efforts among service providers across the state who work in the fields of child and family services. Alliance members receive 25% off all fee-based trainings. 
  • FREE National Council for Mental Wellbeing membership (A $4,270 value!)
  • Other benefits:


Membership Documents:

Why is the Alliance a must-belong-to organization?

Membership Application

Dues Tiers 2023-2024

CA Alliance Program Committees

Dues Structure

Membership Manual


Join the Alliance and improve the quality of care and services provided to vulnerable children and families.


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