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Community Partnerships

Because “it takes a village to raise a child,” Brighter Beginnings joins with health and social service agencies and other community-based and faith-based organizations to support our client families.

Partners and Funders

The following represents a partial list of our partners, funders and collaborators, all of which share the goal of enhancing the health and self-sufficiency of families.

  • First 5 Alameda County / Every Child Counts
  • First 5 Contra Costa — Children and Families Commission
  • Alameda County Public Health Department
  • Alameda County Social Services Agency
  • Contra Costa Health Services
  • Contra Costa Employment & Human Services Department
  • Maternal Child & Adolescent, Health Branch of California’s Department of Health Services
  • US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • US Office of Family Assistance
  • Teen Success, Inc.
  • National Responsible Fatherhood
  • Oakland Ready to Learn
  • Childhood Matters
  • Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Y & H Soda Foundation
  • California Endowment
  • East Bay Community Foundation
  • The California Wellness Foundation
  • Chevron
  • The United Way of the Bay Area


Building Blocks Collaborative is a health equity initiative of Alameda County Public Health Department, using the Life Course Perspective as its theoretical framework. BBC unites a diverse group of multi-sector organizations that have committed to change the way they work to create equitable community conditions that support well-being starting from the earliest stages of life.

Building Block for Kids supports the development of healthy children and the self-sufficiency of all families living in the Iron Triangle area of Richmond California by engaging the community, block by block.

The Children’s Movement of California is connecting the many diverse organizations and individuals that are pro-kid in support of it’s efforts to prioritize children’s health and education in public policy making.

Health Wealth Connection Collaborative is a cross-sector coalition of economic justice and public health organizations in the Bay Area, primarily Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.

RotaCare Bay Area is a volunteer alliance of medical professionals, organizations and community members dedicated to providing free primary, quality healthcare services to uninsured families and individuals with limited ability to pay for medical care. They are entirely volunteer driven and supported solely through locally based philanthropy. The newest RotaCare clinic will be opening in the fall of 2012 in our Richmond Family Strengthening Center

SparkPoint Centers are financial education centers that help individuals and families who are struggling to make ends meet. SparkPoint helps our clients address immediate financial crises, get them back on their feet, and build financially secure futures. The West Contra Costa County SparkPoint Center is housed in our Richmond Family Strengthening Center.

LIFT provides free wellness education programs throughout communities in California. Their initiatives include fun nutrition and physical education activities aimed at improving health and preventing chronic diseases.