They say, “It takes a village to raise a child.”
The Gathering Place is a collaborative project among Alternative Family Services (AFS), Alameda County Social Services Agency and Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services. It provides a safe, comfortable, family-friendly environment where foster children and their birth parents receive a range of services including therapeutic, supervised and observed visits.
Our chapter plays a role in supplying reading books for the children to select, read aloud with their birth parents and take home to keep. In addition, we also organize activities for children and parents to do together during their visits to encourage more positive family interactions.