A Better Way, Inc.

Berkeley, CA   |  www.abetterwayinc.net

Mission

A Better Way empowers children and families to develop the insights, life skills, and permanent relationships that promote their social, emotional, educational and economic well- being.

Ruling year info

1997

President & CEO

Ms. Shahnaz Mazandarani

Main address

3200 Adeline St

Berkeley, CA 94703 USA

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EIN

93-1190792

NTEE code info

Adoption (P31)

Foster Care (P32)

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Therapeutic Visitation Services

To facilitate positive caregiving and healthy relationships with the goal of successful reunification and family permanency.

Population(s) Served

To provide comprehensive mental health services to children and youth in foster care system in San Francisco and Alameda counties. Services also include case management, individual and family therapy for children birth through age 21.

Population(s) Served

Our specially trained mental health clinicians provide mental health services for children aged birth to five-years-old who are (1) involved with the foster care system, (2) at risk for getting involved with or re-entering the foster care system (3) are in need of mental health services to address emotional and behavioral concerns and mitigate risk factors in the caregiving system that negatively impact the child’s well-being.

Population(s) Served

We provide intensive support and case management for parents pursuing reunification with the help of parents who have successfully navigated the reunification process.

Population(s) Served

A Better Way offers no-cost training to people who work with children and youth in Foster Care. Much of our training focuses on evidence-based techniques for building the self-sustenance and long-term stability that help families regain control of their own lives and make lasting improvements to their safety and well-being.

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Financials

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A Better Way, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 2/28/2014
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Jennifer S Dolin

Emily Wu Board Vice Chair & Chair of Audit Committe

Robert Seymour Treasurer & Chair of Finance Committee

Sharon Wright Secretary & Chair of Development Committee

Bryan Saalfeld Chair of Administration Committee

Shahnaz Mazandarani President & CEO

Jean Tokarek Chair of Program Committee

Peggy Reskin Member

Emil McCulloch Member

Douglas Parrish Member

James Orellana Member

David Vliet Member