Resources for Families

The BASIC Fund strives to connect with organizations that offer services for low-income families. Listed below are some of the organizations we find impressive.

For information on academic, summer, and after-school support programs, or preparing for High School please take in resources For Students.

Great Schools
http://www.greatschools.org

General information about all levels of schools, with articles on how to choose schools and supporting children in their education

California Association of Independent Schools

http://www.caisca.org/

Find an independent school in your area with their search tool. 

Archdiocese of San Francisco
http://www.sfdcs.org/dcs/
The resource for Catholic education and family support services in San Francisco.

Diocese of Oakland
http://www.csdo.org/
The resource for Catholic education and family support services in Oakland.

SF Kids
http://www.sfkids.org/
An amazing resource for families, with information on everything from free and low cost summer schools to community support services. Mostly for San Francisco residents, but good information on family activities throughout the Bay Area, and great links to education support online.

Common Sense Media
http://www.commonsensemedia.org/
Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology. Browse our classroom lessons and parent education resources by grade level or topical area

Family Support Services of the Bay Area
http://fssba.org/
Family Support Services of the Bay Area provides home-based and community-based support to parents and other caregivers of vulnerable children – those who are disabled, medically fragile, drug exposed, abused or neglected, and those at risk of abuse or neglect.

Family & Children Services – Silicon Valley
http://www.fcservices.org/
Providing counseling, caring, and support to children, youth, and adults in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties

Healthy San Francisco
http://www.healthysanfrancisco.org/
Low/No cost health care and health services in San Francisco

Covered California
http://www.coveredca.com/
Information on affordable health care coverage

Family Paths
http://www.familypaths.org/
800 829 3777
24 hour Parent Support Hotline in English and Spanish. It is available to anyone within Alameda County in need of support and referrals to community resources. It is also the entry point for all Family Paths services.

AchieveKids
http://www.achievekids.org
Palo Alto: 650 494 1200 San Jose: 408 928 5777
With two locations in Palo Alto and East San Jose, AchieveKids serves Bay Area children, aged 5 to 22, with emotional and/or developmental disabilities