Local Community Resources

Because it takes a village to raise our children, we rely on a number of partners throughout our community. It is important to us that the families and students we serve have awareness of all of the resources at their disposal to to meet their needs.

Have we missed your company or agency? Please reach out and let us know of any other services or organizations that can support our youth.

24 Hour Crisis Hotlines

211 United Way Bay Area

211 connects bay area residents with health and human service programs in their local community.
Dial 211 to get connected to a specialist for personalized assistance.
211 Bay Area

The Housing Help-Link

(800) 273-6222

Covenant House National NINELINE

Covenant House provides housing and supportive services to youth facing homelessness. We help young people transform their lives and put them on a path to independence.
(800) 999-9999

Alameda County Crisis Support Line

24-Hour Crisis Line has trained crisis intervention counselors available to receive crisis calls and give supportive counseling 24 hours a day, every day. Translation is available in more than 140 languages. We also offer teletype (TDD) services for deaf and hearing-impaired individuals.

(800) 309-2131

Alameda County Child and Family Services

Alameda County Social Services Children and Family Services promotes the economic and social well-being of individuals, families, neighborhoods and communities.
Child Abuse Reporting – Oakland/Alameda County
(510) 259-1800

Parental Stress Hotline

Family Paths  strengthens family relationships by providing
mental health treatment and supportive services with Respect, Integrity, Compassion, and Hope.
24-hour Parent Support & Resource Hotline: 800-829-3777
Email Family Paths
(510) 893-9230


1727 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Suite #109
Oakland, CA 94612


22320 Foothill Blvd, Suite 400
Hayward, CA 94541

Rape Crisis Hotline

(510) 845-7273

National Domestic Violence Crisis Counseling & Referrals Hotline

The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides life saving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse.

(800) 799-7233

National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline

The National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline focuses on teens to provides life saving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse.

(866) 331-9474

Love is Respect

The Love is Respect Organization's purpose is to engage, educate and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships.

CALL: 1.866.331.9474

California Youth Crisis Line

The California Youth Crisis Line provides crisis phone counseling, information, and referrals for all problems ages 12-24.

Sacramento, CA 95816

(916) 340-050
TEXT TEEN to 839863

California Coalition for Youth (CCY)

Improve and empower the lives of California’s youth
Youth can always call the California Youth Crisis Line, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at:

Child Care and Parenting

Childcare Links

Childcare Links provides resources that strengthen and support children & their families
(925) 417-8733

Fremont Family Resource Center

The Fremont Family Resource Center is a welcoming place where families and individuals are nurtured, encouraged, and provided quality services to build on their own strengths to help themselves and others.

39155 Liberty St., Fremont

(510) 574-2000

Head Start

California Head Start Association is the unified voice providing leadership and advocacy for the Head Start community.
(510) 732-6228

Child Care Coordinating Council (4 Cs)

4Cs envisions a community where all children and families have access to quality child care and the resources they need.

22351 City Center Dr. Suite 200
Hayward, CA
(510) 582-2182


BANANAS partners with families and child care providers to raise happy, confident children.

(510) 658-0381

Early Head Start

California Head Start Association
Hayward (510) 796-9512, Ext. 18

Department of Child Support Services

Alameda County Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) provides assistance to families through the establishment of parentage, the establishment of a child support order for monetary and medical support, and through the enforcement of a child support order.
5669 Gibraltar Drive
(866) 901-3212

Oakland Ready To Learn

436 14thSt. Suite 805, Oakland
(510) 444-8651

Union City Family Center

Union City Family Center is a collaboration of supportive services to aid our most vulnerable community members (homelessness, food pantry, financial supports, etc)

Dental Care

Chabot College Dental Hygiene Clinic

Chabot College provides FREE dental hygiene services for current Chabot College students & veterans.

(510) 723-6900

Highland Hospital Dental Clinic

Alameda Health System Services. Caring, Healing, Teaching, Serving All
E2, E Wing, 2nd Floor
1411 E. 31st Street
Oakland, CA 94602

(510) 437-4473

Dentists That Accept Medi-Cal

(800) 322-6384

Medi-Cal Dental

Denti-Cal Provider Directory
Search for Medi-Cal Dental Program Providers
(800) 423-0507

Domestic & Sexual Violence

A Safe Place

A Safe Place. Ending Domestic Violence One Day at a Time
Office: (510) 536-7233
24/7 Emergency Line: (510) 536-7233

Alameda County Family Justice Center

Alameda County Family Justice Center provides support for individuals and families who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault and exploitation, child abuse, elder and dependent adult abuse, and stalking.
470 27thStreet
(510) 267-8800

Bay Area Women Against Rape (BAWAR)

BAWAR is a place where rape and incest survivors receive quality counseling and the advocacy they need, and provides community education about sexual assault issues.
(510) 845-7273

MISSSEY-Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting, & Serving Sexually Exploited Youth

MISSSEY, Inc. mission is to provide services to commercially sexually exploited youth, and to work for systemic change with the youth we serve.
424 Jefferson Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Email Misssey
(510) 251-2070
National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888

Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments (SAVE)

SAVE. Let's end abuse right here.

Main Phone: (510) 574-2250
E-mail: Email SAVE
24-hour Crisis Line: (510) 794-6055

Educational Resources

California Conservation Corps

California Conservation Corps is the oldest and largest conservation corps in the nation.
(800) 952-5627

Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS)

Chabot College Special Programs primary goal is to encourage the enrollment, retention and transfer of students disadvantaged by language, social, economic and educational circumstances, and to facilitate the successful completion of their goals and objectives in college.

25555 Hesperian Blvd., Room 211, Bldg. 200
(510) 723-6909

California Community College’s Foster Youth Success Initiative Liaison List
Beyond Emancipation

Ashley McCullough
(510) 667-7804

Chabot College

Chabot College
25555 Hesperian Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94545

Merritt College

Enroll and look out onto a bright future!
12500 Campus Drive, R-109, Oakland

College of Alameda

COA: Academic Excellence
555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway Alameda
(510) 748-2258

Laney College

Laney CollegeDream. Flourish. Succeed.

900 Fallon Street, Bldg. A, Rm-A106,
(510) 464-3423

Ohlone College

Ohlone College

43600 Mission Blvd., Bldg. 7, 2nd Floor, Rm.7249, Fremont

Alameda County Office of Education Foster Youth Services

313 W. Winton Avenue
(510) 670-7750

Chafee Grant for Foster Youth

CGFY provides free money for foster youth for College or career training.

Susan Roberts: (916) 651-8045

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
East Bay Consortium

EBC’s goal is to provide these opportunities by developing student and parent programs, improving teacher instruction in mathematics and language arts, providing opportunities for college students to explore teaching as a career, and working in conjunction with other educational programs who share similar goals.
121 E. 11th Street, Portable 13A
(510) 238-9162

Independent Living Skills Program-Alameda Co.

ILSP's mission is to provide every eligible youth in care with independent living skills training to assist in the transition of our youth for a successful and independent lifestyle.

Treasure Island Job Corps

Jobs Corps: Careers Begin Here!
(800) 733-5627


CIVICORPS mission is to re-engage young adults, age 18-26, to earn their high school diplomas, gain job skills, pursue college, and embark on family sustaining careers.
101 Myrtle Street
(510) 992-7800

Distracted Driving Resources

Emergency Shelters

FESCO (Family Emergency Shelter Coalition)

FESCO is working to end family homelessness.
(510) 581-3223

Second Chance Emergency Shelter

Second Chance. The Miracle of recovery from addiction happens here everyday!

Newark, Fremont, & Hayward
(510) 792-4357

Emergency Shelter Program (Hayward)
Ruby’s Place serves those who survive domestic violence and human trafficking.

1180 B Street, Hayward
(510) 786-1246

Call our 24 hour hotline at (888) 339-SAFE (7233) to get help
Building Futures with Women and Children

Building Futures believes that everyone deserves a safe place to call home. 

Oakland, San Leandro, & Alameda

(866) 292-9688

City Team Ministries Shelter

Cityteam is a nondenominational Christian nonprofit compassionately serving the poor, the homeless, and the lost in San Jose, Chester, San Francisco, Oakland, and Portland.

722 Washington Street, Oakland
(510) 452-3758 ext. 26 

ABODE Services

ADOBE Services is working to end homelessness by putting housing first.

588 Brown Road, Fremont
(510) 252-0910

Sunrise Village (Fremont)
Emergency Shelter Program – 24 Hour Emergency

(510) 534-6030

DreamCatcher (for youth ages 13-18)

422 Jefferson Street, Oakland
(800) 379-1114 (to get into a shelter)

Union City Family Center

Union City Family Center is a collaboration of supportive services to aid our most vulnerable community members (homelessness, food pantry, financial supports, etc)

Employment & Job Training

Bayfair Employment Training Academy (BETA)

Bayfair Mall
15555 E.14th Street, San Leandro
(510) 481-0272

Southland Employment Training Academy (SETA)

Southland Mall
5 Southland Mall, Hayward
(510) 783-0272

Tri-Cities Employment Training Academy (Tri-CETA)

Newpark Mall
2086 New Park Mall, Newark
(510) 794-5523

East Bay Green Job Corps

RISING SUN. Our mission is to empower individuals to achieve environmental and economic sustainability for themselves and their communities.
(510) 891-8773, Ext. 308 (ask for Andrew)

Youth Employment Partnership (YEP)

YEP. Providing employment training to Oakland youth and young adults since 1973.
2300 International Blvd., Oakland
(510) 533-3447

Tri-Cities One Stop Career Center

39155 Liberty Street
(510) 293-8595, Ext. 5428

Youth Up Rising

YU. Community Transformation Powered by Youth Leadership Development.
8711 MacArthur Blvd.
(510) 777-9909

HUSD/Hayward Adult School Eden Area One Stop Career Center

24100 Amador Street, 3rdFloor
(510) 265-8371

Beyond Emancipation

BE's mission is to support Alameda County’s current and former foster and probation youth to make successful transitions to adulthood and living independently.
675 Hegenberger Road, Suite 100
(510) 667-7636 

Alameda County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) Bayfair ETA

Bayfair Mall
15555 E.14th Street
San Leandro
(510) 481-0272

Pivotal Point Youth Services

675 Hegenberger Road, Suite 100
(510) 667-7695

Cypress Mandela, Inc.-Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Cypress Mandela Training Center is a community based organization dedicated to improving the lives of the people it serves by providing pre-apprentice construction and life skills training along with employment assistance.
2229 Poplar Street
(510) 208-7350

The Workforce Collaborative

1433 Webster Street, Suite 100
(510) 891-8773

Faith-Based Services

Bethel Baptist Church

Bethel Baptist Church
4216 Dyer Street
Union City
Pastor: George Gaskins

Solid Rock Community Church

Solid Rock Community Church
5970 Thornton Avenue

Early Morning Worship (8am-9:30am)
1601 N. Tracy Blvd.

Pastor: Jerald K. Simpkins Sr.

Palma Ceia Baptist Church

Palma Ceia Baptist Church
28605 Ruus Road
Pastor: Tommy E. Smith Jr.

Glad Tidings COGIC

Glad Tidings COGIC
North Campus Sanctuary & Education
970 Glad Tidings Way
South Campus Admin & Family Life
1027 W. Tennyson Road
Pastor: Jerry W. Macklin

Family Bible Fellowship

Family Bible Fellowship
37620 Filbert Street
Pastor: Horacio "Ray" Jones

Shiloh Baptist Church

Shiloh Baptist Church
22582 South Garden Avenue
Pastor: Jesse L. Davis, Sr.

Fatherhood & Men's Support

DNA Diagnostic Center

DNA Diagnostic Center provides fast, accurate and affordable paternity testing - guaranteed.
(800) 362-2368

Men of Valor Academy

Men of Valor Academy
6118 International Blvd., Oakland
(510) 567-1308


Genetic Testing Laboratories, Inc

Genetic Testing Laboratories, Inc
(866) 833-6895


Male Involvement Program

(510) 618-1925

Black Infant Health Role of Men Program

(510) 618-1967

Improving Pregnancy Outcomes Program (IPOP) Daddy Boot Camp

Improving Pregnancy Outcomes Program (IPOP)
Daddy Boot Camp
1000 San Leandro Blvd. Suite 100
San Leandro
(510) 618-2080

Urban Male Health Initiative

(510) 268-7800

Men’s Hotline

(415) 924-1070

Child Support Liberation

Child Support Liberation
(800) 265-4280


Food Assistance

Alameda County Food Bank

The Alameda County Food Bank distributes millions of healthy meals every year, and are on the forefront of new approaches to ending hunger and poverty.
7900 Edgewater Drive
(800) 870-3663

East Bay Food Not Bombs (Free Meals)

14th & Jefferson

City Team Ministries (Free Meals)

722 Washington Street
(510) 452-3758

St. Vincent de Paul Society

675 23rd Street
(510) 451-7676

Fremont Social Services

39155 Liberty Street
(510) 795-2428

Union City Family Center

Union City Family Center is a collaboration of supportive services to aid our most vulnerable community members (homelessness, food pantry, financial supports, etc)


AIDS Project of the East Bay

AIDS Project of the East Bay (APEB) is a community based organization, dedicated to preventing the spread of HIV and supporting individuals infected with the virus through programs targeted at some of the most vulnerable and marginalized individuals.

(510) 663-7979

Downtown Youth Clinic

Downtown Youth Clinic
3100 Summit Street, 2nd Floor
(510) 921-6680 or (510) 501-3724

HIV/AIDS Hotline

(800) FOR-AIDS/367-2437

Housing & Rental Assistance

Housing Authority of the County of Alameda

HACA operates a number of housing programs administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that provide low-cost rental housing or rental assistance for low-income families, the elderly, people with disabilities, and others, in much of Alameda County.
(510) 538-8876

Oakland Housing Authority

The OHA currently provides subsidized housing to nearly 16,500 families.
(510) 874-1500

Project Independence

Project Independence
(510) 739-1945

ABODE Services - Long Term Housing

ADOBE Services is working to end homelessness by putting housing first.
588 Brown Road
(510) 657-7409

Beyond Emancipation

BE's mission is to support Alameda County’s current and former foster and probation youth to make successful transitions to adulthood and living independently.
675 Hegenberger Road, Suite 100
(510) 667-7636 

Catholic Charities of the East Bay

Rooted in compassion and human dignity for all, Catholic Charities of the East Bay works with youth, children and families to promote self-sufficiency, strengthen families and pursue safety and justice.
433 Jefferson Street
(510) 768-3102, Ext 4201

Dial 211 for a referral

Seasons of Sharing

Jan Allen
(510) 481-0272

East Oakland Switchboard-Deposit and Rent Asstistance

(510) 569-6369

Eviction Defense Center

(510) 452-4541

Affordable Housing Associates

(510) 649-8500


Fred Finch Residential Programs STAY Program, Coolidge Court & Turning Point

The Fred Finch Youth Center has been offering hope and healing since 1891.
675 Hegenberger Road, Suite 100
(510) 667-7811

Stay Well Housing

(510) 706-8475

ECHO Housing - Rental Assistance Program

The Eden Council for Hope and Opportunity (ECHO Housing) was founded in 1964 and incorporated in 1965 by community volunteers dedicated to equal housing opportunities and the prevention and elimination of homelessness.
(510) 581-9380

Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS)

The mission of BOSS is to help homeless, poor, and disabled people achieve health and self-sufficiency,and to fight against the root causes of poverty and homelessness.
(510) 649-1930

First Place for Youth-My First Place Program

First Place for Youth’s mission is to help foster kids build the skills they need to make a successful transition to self-sufficiency and responsible adulthood.
(510) 272-0979

Bonita House, Inc.

Bonita House. Building community, dignity, and hope 
6333 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 102
(510) 923-0180

East Oakland Switchboard-Deposit and Rent Assistance

(510) 569-6369

Identifying Documets

California ID Card & California Driver’s License
Birth Certificates

Alameda County Clerk-Recorders Office
1106 Madison Street
(510) 272-6362

Social Security Card

Social Security Card
24301 Southland Drive. Ste. 500
320 Davis Street
San Leandro
3100 Mowry Avenue, Ste. 100

Bay Area Legal Aid

Bay Area Legal Aid’s mission is to provide meaningful access to the civil justice system through quality legal assistance regardless of a client’s location, language or disability.
(800) 551-5554

California Foster Youth – “Know Your Rights”
Bay Area Legal Aid – Alameda County

1735 Telegraph Avenue
(510) 663-4744

East Bay Community Law Center

EBCLC has a dual mission of training the next generation of social justice lawyers while increasing access to justice and ending poverty.
2921 Adeline Street
(510) 548-4040

National Center for Youth Law

NCYL is a non-profit law firm that helps low-income children achieve their potential by transforming the public agencies that serve them.
405 14th Street, Suite 1500
(510) 835-8098

Alameda County Bar Association

70 Washington Street, Suite 200
(510) 302-ACBA (2222)

Covenant House (youth ages 18-24)

Covenant House. Every child deserves a safe place to sleep and hope for a brighter future.
200 Harrison Street
(510) 379-1010

Medical Care

Roots Community Health Center

Roots Community Health Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the status of health of East Bay residents.

Main Clinic Headquarters 

9925 International Blvd
Oakland, CA 94603

Lifelong Medical Care

LifeLong Medical Care provides high-quality health and social services to underserved people of all ages; creates models of care for the elderly, people with disabilities and families; and advocates for continuous improvements in the health of our communities.
10700 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 14A
(510) 563-4390

Teen Clinic, Children’s Hospital

Children’s Hospital's mission is to protect and advance the health and well-being of children through clinical care, teaching and research.
5400 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
(510) 428-3387

Eastmont Wellness Center

Eastmont Wellness Center
6955 Foothill Blvd., Suite 200
(510) 567-5700

La Clinica de La Raza

La Clinica de La Raza's mission is to improve the quality of life of the diverse communities we serve by providing culturally appropriate, high quality, and accessible health care for all.
3451 E.12th Street
(510) 535-4000

Health Care for the Homeless (HCHP)

The mission of the Alameda County Public Health Department is to work in partnership with the community to ensure the optimal health and well being of all people through a dynamic and responsive process respecting the diversity of the community and challenging us to provide for present and future generations.
1900 Fruitvale Avenue
(510) 532-1930

Native American Health Center

The Native American Health Center’s mission is to provide comprehensive services to improve the health and well-being of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and residents of the surrounding communities, with respect for cultural and linguistic differences.
2950 International Blvd.
(510) 535-4410

Mental Health Support

ACCESS-Alameda County Mental Health Services

ACCESS-Alameda County Mental Health Services provides mental health and substance use services.
(800) 491-9099

Sausal Creek Outpatient Stabilization Clinic

2620 26th Avenue
(510) 437-2363

Alternative Family Services

Alternative Family Services is building community connections for foster children, youth and families.
111 Myrtle Street. Suite 102
(510) 839-3800

Family Education & Resource Center

The Family Education & Resource Center ('FERC') is a family/caregiver-centered program that provides information, education, advocacy and support services to family/caregivers of children, adolescents, transitional age youth, adults, and older adults with serious emotional disturbance or mental illness living in all regions of Alameda County. 
7200 Bancroft Avenue, Suite 269
(888) 896-3372

Fred Finch – Transitions Program

The Fred Finch Youth Center has been offering hope and healing since 1891.
675 Hegenberger Road, Suite 100
(510) 667-7811

Stars Behavioral Health Group

STARS. Partnering with people for positive change.
545 Estudillo Avenue
San Leandro
(510) 352-9200

Westcoast Children’s Clinic

WestCoast Children’s Clinic is committed to providing psychological services to vulnerable children, youth, and their families regardless of their ability to pay and to expanding the reach of psychological services through practice and research.
3301 E. 12th Street, Suite 259
(510) 269-9030

Administration for Native Americans

ANA serves all Native Americans, including federally recognized tribes, American Indian and Alaska Native organizations, Native Hawaiian organizations and Native populations throughout the Pacific Basin (including American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands).

American Indian Resource Center Living By Sacred Colors

522 Grand Avenue
(510) 208-1870



Village-Connect To build the capacity of people to become more self-aware and self-directed resulting in sustainable positive transformation.

1572 150th Avenue
San Leandro, CA 94578
(510) 564-4240

The Mentoring Center

The Mentoring Center connects youth to positive and caring adults through their Transformative Mentoring programs.
1221 Preservation Parkway, Suite 200
(510) 891-0427

Big Brother Big Sisters of the Bay Area

Provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever

East Bay Office
825 Washington Street, Suite #202
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 836-8713

100 Black Men of the Bay Area

JUNIOR 100 is an effort to ensure more of African-American youth attend college or some form of post-secondary education/ training.

632 12th Street
Oakland, CA 94607

(510) 763-3661



Planned Parenthood Clinic - Hayward

1866 B Street
(800) 967-7526

Planned Parenthood Clinic - Oakland

482 W. MacArthur Blvd.
(800) 967-7526

Planned Parenthood Clinic - Oakland

7200 Bancroft Avenue, Suite 210
(510) 613-8089

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

24085 Amador Avenue
(510) 595-6400

Birth Right

Birth Right helps you make a plan that fits in with your life. A plan that works best for you and your pregnancy.
1048 Grant Avenue
San Lorenzo
(510) 481-9677

Brighter Beginnings

Brighter Beginnings is a place where every family matters.
2648 International Blvd.
(510) 437-8950

Improving Pregnancy Outcome Programs (IPOP)

1000 San Leandro Blvd.
San Leandro
(510) 618-2080


612 W. A Street
(510) 785-9326

Emergency Contraception

AAP is dedicated to the health of all children.
American Academy of Pediatrics

Public Benefits

Medi-Cal, Food Stamps, General Assistance & CalWorks

(510) 263-2420
(888) 999-4772

South County Self-Sufficiency Center

24100 Amador Street
(510) 670-6000

Eastmont Self-Sufficiency Center 5955 Foothill Blvd. Suite 100, Oakland (510)383-5300

5955 Foothill Blvd., Suite 100
(510) 383-5300

Substance Abuse Support

ALANON and ALATEEN in Northern California

ALANON and ALATEEN offers help and hope for anyone who has ever been affected by someone else's drinking
(650) 794-9654

Thunder Road Adolescent Treatment Centers

Thunder Road Adolescent Treatment Centers
390 40th Street
(510) 653-5040


Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
295 27th Street
(510) 839-8900 or (510) 839-0709

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous' vision is that every addict inthe world has the chance to experience our message in his or her own language and culture and find the opportunity for a new way of life.
(510) 444-4673

Walden House

520 27th Street
(510) 834-5442

American Addiction Centers

Drug Rehab Guides for Addiction & Mental Health
200 Powell Place
Brentwood, TN 37027
(888) 987-1784

Utilities/Bill Payment Assistance

California Lifeline Telephone Service

The California LifeLine Program (California LifeLine) is a state program that provides discounted home phone and cell phone services to eligible households.
(800) 310-2355 

PG&E Payment Arrangements

(800) 743-5000

REACH/Salvation Army (PG&E Bill)

(800) 933-9677


(800) 743-5000 

Family Electric Rate Assistance Program (PG&E)

(800) 743-5000

EBMUD- Water Service

EBMUD - Water Service
(866) 403-2683