Current Partners

A Better Way acknowledges and thanks the partners who make our work possible.  It is the financial, referral and advisory support of organizations and institutions that allow A Better Way to make a real impact on the lives of the children and families we serve. Below is a partial list of our partners.

Current Funding Partners 

Government Agencies
  • Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services
  • Alameda County Social Services Agency – Department of Children and Family Services
  • City & County of San Francisco Department of Public Health – Community Behavioral Health Services
  • City & County of San Francisco Department of Human Services through City College of San Francisco

Chabot-Las Positas Community College District
  • First 5 Alameda County
Corporate Partners
  • First Republic Bank
  • Peet’s Coffee & Tea
Foundation Partners
  • Bernard E & Alba Witkin Charitable Foundation
  • Bothin Foundation
  • Castro Lion Club Charities
  • Nick Traina Foundation
Gifts In-Kind
  • Club One Members
  • Microsoft
  • Sharp
  • The Family Giving Tree
Community Partnerships and Collaborations

Government Agencies and Post-Secondary Learning Institutions
  • Alameda County Social Services Agency and Solano County Health and Social Services through Chabot-Las Positas Community College District
Alameda County
  • ARC
  • Adopt a Special Kid
  • Agape Villages
  • Alameda Family Services
  • Boss Housing/Harrison House
  • County Department of Children and Family Services
  • County Behavioral Health Care Services
  • CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates
  • Center Point
  • East Bay Children’s Law Offices
  • East Bay Community Recovery Project, Project Pride
  • Fesco Family Shelter
  • First 5 Alameda County/Every Child Counts
  • Free at Last
  • Help Me Grow
  • Henry Robinson Multiservice Center
  • House of Change
  • Northgate Transitional Housing
  • Oakland Children’s Hospital and Research Center
  • Orchid Women's Recovery Center of Oakland
  • Prescott Joseph Center
  • Second Chance
  • Shepherd’s Gate
  • Solid Foundation
  • The California Endowment – Oakland Conference Center
  • The Salvation Army
  • Terra Firma
  • Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center, Inc.
  • Women on the Way
  • YMCA of the Central Bay Area Early Childhood (Head Start) Services

San Francisco County
  • Bayview Child Health Center
  • Compass Family Services
Department of Public Health: Community Behavioral Health Services
  • Golden Gate Regional Center
  • Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic
  • Homeless Prenatal Project – F.R.E.E. Fatherhood Reunification Education Empowerment Project
  • La Casa de las Madres
  • Larkin St. Youth Centers
  • San Francisco General Hospital
  • Walden House
  • Wu Yee Children’s Services
Solano County
  • County Department of Child Welfare Services
  • County Mental Health Services
Youth and Family Services
  • Families for Children
  • Aldea Child and Family Services
  • Mercy-Land Group Homes
Training Partners/Collaborations

Alameda County Title IV-E Training Providers:
  • A Better Way, Fred Finch, Seneca, Family Paths, Alternative Family Services, West Coast Children’s Clinic, Catholic Charities-CYO, Lincoln Child Center and Children’s Hospital Oakland
  • Bay Area Academy – Regional Child Welfare Training Academy
Work Groups/Memberships
  • Alameda County Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership
  • Bay Area Collaboration American Indian Resources
  • Child Abuse Prevention Task Force
  • Foster Parent Recruitment Committee
  • Gathering Place Steering Committee
  • High Risk Infant Interagency Council
  • Making Proud Choices Workgroup
  • San Francisco County Fatherhood Initiative Workgroup
  • SEED Partnership

The Joint Commission Accreditation

A Better Way is proud to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission! The Joint Commission aims to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. 

A Better Way’s reputation rests on the quality of service we provide to clients and families.  Should any questions or concerns arise regarding A Better Way's compliance with The Joint Commission standards, please go to the following website:

Gold Seal Symbol showing The Joint Commission's "National Quality Approval"