Our mission is to provide resources that strengthen and support children and their families

Hively: Resources for Thriving Communities - Logo

Hively: derived from ‘lively’ and ‘hive’;
1.    (n) A place or community full of life and energy;
2.     (adj) To be supported, cared for, thriving

What We Do

Who We Are

On July 1, 2019, Child Care Links and Family Service Counseling and Community Resource Center came together to form a new organization, Hively. Child Care Links was formed in 1976 to support families in finding and paying for child care, and to help child care providers better serve children and their families. Over the last 43 years, Child Care Links has expanded beyond child care services to continue to meet the needs of the families and communities it serves. Now families can gain access to other critical social services, can get resources they need and find a community of support and care to help them thrive. Family Service Counseling and Community Resource Center dates its origins back to 1888. It has provided critical mental health services for children, adults, and families through individual, group and family therapy. Together as Hively, we will be better equipped to provide children and families throughout Alameda County access to the broad array of high-quality social services they need.

The Hively team believes that every child deserves a great start in life. We believe that every child is entitled to a safe and nurturing family. We believe that adults benefit from systems of support that help them grow toward their full potential. We know that families are better off when they have the support and resources they need to raise happy, healthy kids.

We are a committed team of professionals including family navigators, educators, child care professionals, mental health clinicians, and business specialists all dedicated to making sure that people of all ages in Alameda County have the opportunities, resources and support they need to live happy, healthy and productive lives.

Hively is a place where you will find a sense of belonging, where everyone feels cared for and supported, where you and your family will find the resources you need to thrive.

Our Board

Our Leadership Team

Mona Attia-Shirk

Director of Alternative Payment Programs

Sue Denny, LMFT

Director of Clinical Services

Candy Duperroir

Director of Community Services & Education

Helen Fulgado

Director of Finance (Interim)

Jackie Senczyszyn

Director of People and Culture

Our Staff

Valerie Arkin, Hively Office Manager

Valerie Arkin

Program Manager
Norma Bart Williams, Hively Family support coordinator

Norma Bart-Williams

Family Support Coordinator
Karen Brace

Karen Brace

Communications Specialist
Crystal Castillejo

Crystal Castillejo

Family Support Specialist
Vera Christiansen, LMFT, Hively clinician

Vera Christiansen, LMFT

Clinician
Arianna DeLillo Community Outreach Specialist

Arianna DeLillo

Community Outreach Specialist
Roy Djatikusuma, Hively Program Manager

Roy Djatikusuma

Program Manager
Natalie Dubon Family Support Specialist

Natalie Dubon

Family Support Specialist
Brenna Dutchak

Brenna Dutchak

Family Support Specialist
Donnamarie Fuller, Hively Program Specialist

Donnamarie Fuller

Program Specialist
Araceli Garcia

Araceli Garcia

Family Support Specialist
Amanda Raven, Hively Administrative Assistant

Amanda Gipson

Family Support Specialist
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Angelica Gomez

Intake and Referral Specialist
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Al’Leesha Hamilton

Family Support Specialist
Gurett Hayes, APCC, AMFT, Hively APCC, AMFT Intern

Gurett Hayes, APCC, AMFT

APCC, AMFT Intern
Uyi Igbinosun, Hively Intake and Referral Specialist

Uyi Igbinosun

Family Support Specialist
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Jotika Jagasia, PhD

Family Support Counselor
Stephanie Krutsch, Hively MFT Intern

Stephanie Krutsch, LMFT

Clinician
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Jeanette Lema

Family Resources Coordinator
Samuel Lieman

Samuel Lieman

Provider Payments Specialist
Alma Lindblom, Hively Accounting Specialist

Alma Lindblom

Accounting Specialist
Anna Loscutoff, LCSW, Hively Clinician

Anna Loscutoff, LCSW

Clinician
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Gabriella Lozano

Provider Payments Specialist
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Stephanie McGough

Family Support Specialist
Surbhee Mehta, LMFT, Hively GA Clinician

Surbhee Mehta, LMFT

GA Clinician
Diana Morales, Hively Office Manager

Diana Morales

Office Manager
Allyn Napagao

Allyn Napagao

Family Support Assistant
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Mitra Nekbeen

LMFT
Bertha Neri, Hively Family Support Specialist

Bertha Neri

Family Support Specialist
Shannon Paramo

Shannon Paramo

Family Support Specialist
Cassy Peterson

Cassy Peterson

Family Support Specialist
Shannon Pugh

Shannon Pugh

Family Support Specialist
Justin Rice, Hively Provider Payments Specialist

Justin Rice

Provider Payments Coordinator
Oscar Robeldo

Oscar Robeldo

Family Support Specialist
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Christabell Rodriguez

Program & Resources Assistant
Milena Sanhueza, Hively Family Support Coordinator

Milena Sanhueza

Program Manager
Varsha Sharma Hively 2020

Varsha Sharma

Program Supervisor
Yvonne Stillitano, Hively Family Support Coordinator

Yvonne Stillitano

Program Manager
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Lan Truong

Family Support Specialist
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Samantha Uribe

Intake & Referral Specialist
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Hannah Velasquez

Program & Resources Assistant
Gabriella Lozano

Saman Waris

Provider Payments Specialist
Julie Yip

Julie Yip

Community Services Coordinator
Xiao Zhou, Hively Accounting Specialist

Xiao Zhou

Accounting Specialist

Come Work With Us

Working at Hively is more than just a job.

It’s a place where employees come to work each day to make a difference in the lives of children and families. We invite you to explore the possibility of making a positive impact at Hively and in the communities we serve.

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