The Foster and Adoptive Parent Resource Center was established in 2002 by a generous grant from the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. The center is operated by the Santa Clara County Foster and Adoptive Parent Association and provides families with a space for meetings, trainings, support groups, and a kiosk of resource information on everything from legal aid to summer camps.
Hours: Mondays 9:00-5:00, Tuesdays, 9:00-4:00, Wednesdays 9:00-5:00, Thursdays 9:00-4:00, Fridays 9:00-3:00.
- Resource Center Director - Denise Marchu, (408) 501-6369
- Resource Center Specialist - Adriana Garcia, (408) 501-6365
Agency Mission: Our Mission is to work together to provide resources and advocate for the needs of kinship, adoptive and foster families in Santa Clara County KAFPA is Northern California’s largest kinship, adoptive, and foster parent association, and mostly volunteer run non-profit. We provide education and training, family and youth programming, and resource coordination. In addition, we conduct policy advocacy for all families through community engagement. We accomplish many partnerships to ensure that we provide the best of services to this very significant and essential community of parents in Santa Clara County.
The Resource Center is currently housed in San Jose (serving San Jose and surrounding cities including San Francisco County) and a satellite Resource Center in Gilroy (serving all our South County families (Morgan, Hill, Gilroy, San Martin) and also Merced County (Los Banos).