Casey Family Programs
491 9th Street
Oakland, CA 94607-4047
Phone: 510.444.4025
Toll-Free: 888.645.0616
Fax: 510.444.4095

The Bay Area Field Office, which opened in Oakland in 1988, provides clinical case management for youth and families who need help attaining or maintaining permanency, and for young adults transitioning from foster care. We are part of Casey Family Programs’ Child and Family Services team, which also operates field offices in Arizona, Idaho, Texas and Washington, all focused on the urgent and relentless pursuit of securing lifelong, permanent family connections for every child.

The Bay Area Field Office team establishes enduring connections for youth and young adults while working alongside three counties and 20 school districts to achieve safe, legal permanency and optimal well-being for all youth we serve. We recruit, train and support resource families to care for older youth (ages 11 to 18), with an emphasis on their role as partners in the effort to achieve legal and relational permanency. We engage extended family to support the youth and families who are involved with the foster care system. We honor the unique culture of each youth and family, including racial and ethnic identity, sexual orientation and gender identity, and religious and spiritual beliefs. We also partner with multiple community and public agencies to provide: permanency-focused supports, such as family finding and engagement services; resource parent supports and teaming; and cultural and identity formation work. These partnerships enrich our work through the mutual learning that takes place.

Education is a priority in our work. We provide educational advocacy to ensure youth receive the support they need to achieve their potential and to graduate from high school. We stay involved with many of our youth beyond age 18, supporting them to go on to college and connecting them with scholarships and other community resources to support their success.

We also collaborate with Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services, Alameda County Office of Education, Bay Area Collaborative of American Indian Resources, A Better Way (a peer parent program), Endurance – A Sports and Psychology Center, Alternative Family Services, and other local stakeholders to help strengthen our communities so all children and families can thrive.

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