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June 26 – Celebration of Fatherhood Event

We hope you can join us on Wednesday, June 26 for a FREE special event in celebration of dads, father-figures and male mentors and our new fatherhood programming. For info and to RSVP by June 21, visit our Eventbrite page HERE. Read More

President Willard Ogan resigns from the Family Paths Board

With abundant gratitude we bid a fond farewell to Willard Ogan, who presided over his last meeting of the Family Paths Board of Directors Thursday evening, April 25. Willard gave eight impassioned and selfless years of service to the agency and all the parents, children and families we serve. During his tenure, he celebrated great successes with us and stewarded us through challenging times. We wish Willard and his family all the best as he approaches retirement, and we thank him for all the...

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Family Paths weighs in on Active School Shooter drills in schools

Kimberly Cohn, psychologist and Family Paths' Head of Development, was featured on KTVU-Channel 2 on Feb 13, 2019 discussing the trend of school shooting drills and the potential trauma it causes for our children. Have these surprise drills been done at your child's school? What has been your...

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2018 Toy Drives help make it a happy holiday for our clients!

The "Toy Store" in our Hayward office is open for business Wednesday, December 19 and Thursday, December 20 as parents and caregivers of children we serve "shop" for free from the array of toys, games, art supplies and stocking stuffers generously donated by students, their families and staff at two local schools - Wildwood and Beach...

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2018-2018 Winter Shelters & Warming Stations

Winter Shelter and Warming Stations in Alameda County

CLICK HERE for a listing for winter shelters (open every night during the winter months) and warming stations (shelters open only in rainy or cold weather) in Alameda County. Print the list and share with those who need it. For additional information about accessing shelters, transitional housing, and other...

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Be Inspired by the Impact ~ Read Our 2018 Annual Report

It's here! In Family Paths' 2018 Annual Report, not only do we attempt to thank our wonderful donors, volunteers and supporters, but we share the positive impact your donation dollars have on the Alameda County...

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Trauma and Triggers: How to Respond by Barbra Silver, Executive Director

Trauma and Triggers: How to Respond

By Barbra Silver, Family Paths' Executive Director

  As millions of people watched the heart wrenching testimony...

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Women’s Leadership Luncheon 2018 – September 21

We hope you will join us for our Women's Leadership Luncheon 2018 on September 21 with a keynote by Piper Payne, music industry entrepreneur and Chief Mastering Engineer/Owner of Neato Mastering and Co-Founder at Second Line Vinyl. You don't want to miss Piper's Keynote: "Quality and Equality in Oakland's Evolving Music Industry Ecosystem". Tix available now! Read More

Congratulations to Alameda County Fathers Corps on its 5th anniversary!

Family Paths is a proud partner of Fathers Corps, and incorporate their Father Friendly Principles in all aspects of our work. We congratulate Co-Founders Kevin Bremond and Gary Thompson and everyone at Fathers Corps, First 5 Alameda and Alameda County Public Health Dept. on their very successful first 5 years and wish them many more!

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Thanks to Family Paths, Dad Has New Hope for His Daughter’s Future

CLIENT SUCCESS STORIES: “Vanessa” -

Initially, Vanessa was depressed. She lived with her dad, who was worried about her ever since her mom died. He wanted her to have a better life than he did and wasn’t sure if that was possible. She was now in middle school and had no friends, got into arguments and fights daily and walked around with her hoodie up, face covered and eyes down. This is how she started therapy at Family Paths – barely a nod from her slumped position in...

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An Important Message from Board President, Willard Ogan

An important message from Family Paths' Board President, Willard Ogan: Offering mental health and supportive services to low-income children and families impacted by trauma and abuse, Family Paths provides over $54,000 in pro bono services to close the gap between our current government funding and meeting the needs of...

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Exciting WLL After-Party Announcement!

We are thrilled to announce the two HOT musicians who will be lighting up our happy hour VIP After-Party following the luncheon.

KEV CHOICE, 2014 Oakland Soul Indie Award winner, and JENNIFER JOHNS, who has opened for marquee...

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SAVE THE DATE: Women’s Leadership Luncheon – November 17, 2017

We hope you will join us for our 6th Annual Women's Leadership Luncheon on Friday, November 17, 2017 at Lake Merritt Sailboat House.

We are thrilled to announce our keynote speaker is Denise Bradley-Tyson, Founder/CEO of Inspired Luxe, and joining us again as emcee is Children's Fairyland Executive Director, C.J. Hirschfield.

Early Bird tickets will be available soon on Eventbrite.

Sponsorships are now available at several attractive levels. Join champion sponsors...

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Memorial Ceremony for Marcella Reeves – May 17

It is with great sadness that Family Paths announces the death of former Executive Director, Marcella Reeves, due to health related issues.

Marcella started at Family Paths in 1992 (when it was known as Parental Stress Service),...

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HOT OFF THE PRESSES – 2017-2020 Strategic Plan

Our 2017-2020 Strategic Plan is a follow up to the Interim Plan of 2015-2016. In February 2016, Family Paths hired a new Executive Director and a transition in leadership unfolded. It was the intention of the Board of Directors to use this transitional year to review the goals previously established and allow for more reflection on the priorities of the agency and what opportunities and challenges continue to emerge as we plan for the future.
Over the course of 6 months, the...

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A lovely article in Tri-City Voice on all that Family Paths has to offer to South Alameda County residents.

Tri-City Voice, which circulates in Hayward, Fremont, Union City and surrounds, featured an article in their Wednesday, December 13 edition. Many thanks to contributor Julie Huson for helping us get the word out to South County residents about all the services Family Paths has to offer. To view full story, click HERE and go to page 40.

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2016 Annual Report and letter from our Executive Director

Read our full 2016 Annual Report, including highlights from the past year, links to our community partners, sponsors, and in-kind donors by clicking HERE.

And now a heartfelt letter from Barbra Silver, Family Paths' Executive Director.

Dear Friend of Family Paths,

If you are like me, the last month has been a swirl of emotion and confusion. The impact of this...

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Karen Pico, Former ED, passes away Oct 13, 2016

We are very sad to announce the passing of Karen Pico, Family Paths' former Executive Director of 11 years (and part of the agency when we were Parental Stress Service for 21 years!). Karen helped negotiate the purchase of our building and we will always appreciate this amazing legacy she has left us all. A memorial service and reception will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 19 at St Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 678 Enos Way, Livermore, CA. Her obituary can be found Read More

Delicious success! The 5th Annual Women’s Leadership Luncheon: Nurturing the Soul of Oakland

Family Paths’ 5th Annual Women’s Leadership Luncheon was held on Friday, October 21, 2016 at the Lake Merritt Sailboat House in Oakland, CA. We were thrilled to have C.J. Hirschfield, Executive Director of Children’s Fairyland, as our Emcee for the event and Tanya Holland, Restaurateur and Chef/Owner of West Oakland’s Brown Sugar Kitchen, as our Keynote Speaker. Our heartfelt thanks to all who joined, purchased auction items or BSK Cookbooks or made donations. Your support helped us net...

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5th Annual Women’s Leadership Luncheon – October 21, 2016

Tickets are on sale now for our 5th annual Women's Leadership Luncheon taking place on Friday, October 21, 2016 at Oakland's Lake Merritt Sailboat House. We are thrilled to announce we have C.J. Hirschfield, Children's Fairyland's Executive Director, as emcee and superstar chef/owner of Brown Sugar Kitchen, Tanya Holland, as our keynote speaker.

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Farewell to Longtime Managers

It's the end of an era! We bid a fond farewell to Vincenza Baldino (Family Support Manager) and Debbi Sack (Human Resources Manager) after 17 and 15 years, respectively, this summer. They've given so much of themselves over the years to Family Paths - their expertise, their love and their gifts as amazing women who helped make Family Paths the incredible place to work that it is! We'll miss you both so much!

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Our New Hayward Office

We are pleased to announce the opening of our new office in Hayward in the beautiful Plaza Center Building in the Safeway shopping center (22320 Foothill Blvd, Suite 400). We will hold an official ribbon cutting in September. We hope our clients and friends in the community will join us for this celebration!

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Our Bus Shelter Ad Campaign has launched!

Thanks to a generous grant from Kaiser Permanente Northern California Community Benefit Program, we have launched an ad campaign in South Alameda County to highlight our 24-Hour Parent Support Hotline with large format ads in 10 bus shelters in Fremont, Hayward and San Leandro. After holding focus groups of staff, parents who are familiar with Family Paths and parents who were not familar with us, our designer Cathy Barragan created three designs in English and Spanish, and we couldn't be...

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New Clinical Director Named

We are excited to announce that Misa Trotman was named Family Paths' new Clinical Director in April 2016. Misa has been with Family Paths since 1998 and most recently was a Program Manager with our Families in Transition (FIT) team in our Oakland office.

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Accolades

Award-winning, innovative programming at Family Paths

“Excellent tools and wonderful, compassionate leaders. This class is a gift to the community.” ~ Finding Peace Within participant.

CONGRATULATIONS! Family Paths’ Finding Peace Within group is the recipient of the Alameda County Mental Health Advisory Board’s 2018 Community Service Award in...

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Oakland Mayor’s Proclamation – October 2015

See the entire Proclamation by Mayor Libby Schaaf HERE

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CA State Assembly Recognition – October 2015

See the entire Recognition presented by Assembly Member Tony Thurmond HERE

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Multimedia

Media Kit

Click HERE for our Media Kit, including:

  • Quick Facts
  • Family Paths Logos
  • Press Releases
  • Videos
  • Articles

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Past Events

PARENT EDUCATION CLASS – OAKLAND

2015 Nov 25 5:00 pm

EVERY MONDAY, JULY 6 – SEPTEMBER 28  |  7:00pm to 9:00pm

Our Positive Parenting Classes are appropriate for all types of families – expecting parents, parents of children of all ages, foster and kinship care providers, adoptive parents, LGBT families and others involved in parenting roles. Our curriculum is designed to provide parents with an understanding of parenting skills and knowledge, particularly in the areas of child development, communication, discipline and self-awareness, while emphasizing the importance of self-care. Our goal is to provide parents with the tools they need to create a healthy, safe, and nurturing environment.
Classes are offered in both English and Spanish and in several locations throughout Alameda County. Free childcare is provided onsite

PARENT EDUCATION CLASSES – OAKLAND

2015 Jul 6 7:00 pm

EVERY MONDAY, JULY 6 – SEPTEMBER 28  |  7:00pm to 9:00pm

Our Positive Parenting Classes are appropriate for all types of families – expecting parents, parents of children of all ages, foster and kinship care providers, adoptive parents, LGBT families and others involved in parenting roles. Our curriculum is designed to provide parents with an understanding of parenting skills and knowledge, particularly in the areas of child development, communication, discipline and self-awareness, while emphasizing the importance of self-care. Our goal is to provide parents with the tools they need to create a healthy, safe, and nurturing environment.
Classes are offered in both English and Spanish and in several locations throughout Alameda County. Free childcare is provided onsite