California Alliance of Child and Family Services (CA Alliance) Members Receive Grants

Focus on Youth Mental Health and Family Caregiver Support


Sacramento, CA - The California Alliance of Child and Family Services (CA Alliance) is proud to announce that seven of its members have been awarded $30.5 million in grants to bolster youth mental health through community and evidence-based practices and support to parents, grandparents, and other family caregivers. The grants were awarded to 63 total organizations across the state, recognizing their dedication to transforming the lives of young people and families.

CA Alliance member recipients include:

  • Youth For Change
  • Promesa Behavioral Health
  • Pacific Clinics
  • Victor Community Support Services, Inc.
  • Seneca Family of Agencies
  • Greater Hope Foundation for Children, Inc.
  • Parents by Choice, Inc.

These grant awards highlight the remarkable work being carried out by CA Alliance members in their communities. This funding will greatly enhance the resources available to families across California, equipping them with the necessary support to navigate the challenges they may encounter.

"We extend our warmest congratulations to our members who have been recognized with this significant grant," said Christine Stoner-Mertz, CEO of the CA Alliance. "Their tireless dedication to youth mental health and family support is truly inspiring. We commend DHCS for continuing to make opportunities like this available to community-based organizations so they can have an even greater impact on the lives of children and families in their communities."

In the announcement from the Governor’s Administration, First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom said: “Today’s grant awards are the Governor’s youth mental health investments in action. We’re taking a holistic, community-centric, whole family approach to addressing youth mental health– recognizing that to meet California kids where they are at and provide them support when they need it means reaching their parents and caregivers with the best in class mental health tools, resources, and programs.”