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.

Inquire about membership

If you would like us to contact you about membership, please go to this LINK for an inquiry form.

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 and benefits:

  • Representation on statewide policy issues
  • Assistance in interfacing with state agencies
  • A community of 160 nonprofits sharing best practices
  • Member rate at Alliance events including conference(s)
  • Agency inclusion in the member directory
  • Regular Newsletter updates
  • Comprehensive and detailed Member Alerts and Updates
  • Access to Members Only areas on the Alliance website
  • Direct access to Alliance staff with policy expertise in areas impacting member agencies
  • Opportunity to set policy direction by participating on Alliance committees
  • FREE National Council for Mental Wellbeing membership (A $4,270 value!)
  • Fostering Media Connections (FMC) – publisher of The Chronicle of Social Change and Fostering Families Today magazine – offers Alliance members a discount of 25% to both publications.
  • 25% off Social Current/Council on Accreditation (COA) Accreditation
  • Discount on CWLA membership
  • 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

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

Membership Documents:

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

The Alliance's Impact on the Adult System of Care 

How to become a member

Membership application

Dues structure

Code of Ethics

Accreditation form

For questions or details about how to become a member, please contact Corina Dubon at [email protected] or (916) 594-8771.