Other Resources

Child Care

Resources to help determine what child care arrangement is right for you. 

Resources

Child care referral and resource (R&R) agencies provide child care assistance, referrals, resources and support to families in Alameda County.

Bananas Child Care Referral (Oakland, Emeryville, Berkeley, Albany, Alameda, San Leandro)

510-658-0381

http://www.bananasinc.org/

Child Care Links (Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore, Sunol)

925-417-8733

http://www.childcarelinks.org/

4C’s Community Child Care Council (Hayward, Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, Union City, Fremont, Newark)

Fremont: 510-713-2557
Hayward: 510-582-2182

http://www.4c-alameda.org/

Early Oakland (online resource to find find free or low cost early childhood care & education services in Oakland.

www.earlyoakland.com

Head Start

Head Start is program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families.

Early Head Start 0-3 years

Albany, Berkeley and Emeryville: 510-848-9092

Hayward: 510-796-9512 ext.2

Oakland: 510-553-9926

Brighter Beginnings: 510-437-8950

(Home-based Program: Oakland)

Through the Looking Glass : 510-848-1112 x8207

(Center-based Program: Oakland; Home-based Program: Albany, Berkeley, Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Union City, Fremont, Newark and Castro Valley)

Head Start

Alameda: 510-629-6350

Berkeley: 510-848-9092

Oakland: 510-238-3165

East County: 925-443-9380

South County: 510-796-9512

Respite

Respite child care refers to short term, temporary care, transitional or emergency care that assists in stabilizing a family situation during a crisis or dificult period.

Alameda County Social Services, Children's Protective Services (Respite Care)

510-259-1800

Family Support Services of the Bay Area

510-834-4006

http://fssba.org/

Financial Services

Resources to programs that help manage finances, pay or connect to payment and financial assistantce services.

Financial Assistance

State and county financial benefits and resources.

Alameda County Social Services Agency (Medi-Cal, Food Stamps, CalWORKS, and General Assistance: General Information:

888-999-4772 or 510-628-7698

http://www.alamedasocialservices.org

Supplementary Security Income (SSI)

800-772-1213

Bill Assistance

Programs to assist with utility expenses.

Assurance Wireless

1-888-898-4888

California Lifeline Program

866-272-0357

https://www.californialifeline.com/en

PG&E CARE Program

866-PGE-CARE (866-743-2273)

http://www.pge.com/care/

REACH Program (Bill Helps, Salvation Army)

1-800-933-9677

http://www.pge.com/en/myhome/customerservice/financialassistance/reach/index.page

Spectrum Community Services, Inc. (Home Energy Assistance Program)

510-881-0300

http://www.spectrumcs.org

Child Support

Alameda County Child Support Services

1-866-901-3212

http://www.acdcss.org/

Food Banks and Food Distribution Resources

Find a local food bank, farmers market, WIC clinic, free meal sites, and food distribution centers. Get information and apply for Cal-Fresh.

Food Pantries

Oakland Frick Mobile Pantry

Frick Middle School: 2845 64th Ave., Oakland, CA 94605

2016-17 School Year Pantry Schedule

Alameda County Community Food Bank

800-870-FOOD or 510-635-3663

http://www.accfb.org/

Berkeley Emergency Food and Housing Project

510-649-4965

http://bfhp.org/

Centro de Servicios

510-489-4100

http://www.centrodeservicios.org/

Children's Emergency Council (emergency food help for residents of Dublin and Pleasanton)

510-828-5363

Eden Youth and Family Center (monthly commodities distribution

510-887-1146

http://www.eyfconline.org/

Hope for the Heart Food Distribution

510-278-7594

http://www.hope4theheart.org/

Open Heart Kitchen (Tri-Valley)

925-580-1616

http://www.openheartkitchen.org/

Salvation Army Center for Social Services (meal lines)

Berkeley: 510-549-3426

Hayward, Castro Valley, Livermore, San Lorenzo, San Leandro:

510-581-6444

Newark, Union City, Sunol, Fremont: 510-793-6319

Oakland, Emeryville, Piedmont: 510-437-9437

South Hayward Parish

510-782-5795

http://southhaywardparish.org/food-pantry/

The Food Pantry & Parenting Support (PCC)

925-449-5845

http://www.trivalleyhaven.org/get-help.html

Valley Community Health Center, Family Crisis Center

925-201-6087

WIC

Toll Free WIC

888-942-9675

http://www.acphd.org/wic.aspx

Health and Wellness

Resources for health and wellness care and information to access health insurance.

Health Care Resources

Information on Alameda County medical insurance programs, help finding a doctor, referrals to providers and other resources.

Family Health Line (Phoneline to Help Find a Doctor)

888-604-4636

Covered California

1-800-300-1506

http://www.coveredca.com/apply/

Medi-Cal Eligibility and Enrollment

510-COVER-US 

510-268-3787

https://www.mybenefitscalwin.org/

Access for Infants and Mothers (AIM)

800-433-2611

http://www.acphd.org/cpsp-providers/health-insurance.aspx

Health Consumer Alliance (HCA)

1-855-693-7285

http://healthconsumer.org/index.php?id=446

California Children Services (CCS)

510-208-5970

http://www.acphd.org/ccs.aspx

Kasier Permanente Child Health Program

1-800-464-4000

http://info.kaiserpermanente.org/html/child_health_plan/index.html

Alameda Aliance for Health

510-747-4567

https://www.alamedaalliance.org/

Alameda County Social Serives Agency Office Listing:

Medi-Cal Center

8477 Enterprise Way

Oakland, CA 94621

 

Hayward Self Sufficiency Center

24100 Amador Street

Hayward, CA 94544

 

Fremont Outstation

39155 Liberty Street, Suite C330

Fremont, CA 94538

 

Livermore Outstation

3311 Pacific Ave.

Livermore, CA 94550

 

Eastmont Self Sufficiency Center

6955 Foothill Blvd., Suite 100

Oakland, CA 94612

Alameda County Resource for Uninsured Residents

www.achealthcare.org

Services

Alameda Alliance for Health (AAH) Health Education Claases

510-747-4500

https://www.alamedaalliance.org/live-healthy

Alameda County Health Care Services, Child Health Disability Prevention (CHDP) (Medi-Cal)

510-628-7910

888-604-4636

www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/chdp

Alameda County Public Health Department, Immunization Assistance Project (IAP)

510-267-3230

http://www.acphd.org/iap.aspx

Asthma Start Program

(510) 383-5181

http://www.acphd.org/asthma.aspx

California Poison Control System

800-222-1222

http://www.calpoison.org/

In-Home Support Servcies (IHSS)

510-577-1900

http://www.cdss.ca.gov/agedblinddisabled/PG1296.htm

Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

510-567-8280

http://www.aclppp.org/

Newborn Hearing Screening Program

​916-322-5794

http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/nhsp/Pages/default.aspx

The Immunization Clinic at Prescott-Joseph Center

510-835-8683

http://prescottjoseph.org/programs/health-wellness/

Oakland STOMP (Street Team Outreach Medical Program)

510-777-1177

www.rootsclinic.org

Alameda County Reproductive Health Resources

Family Planning Services

Pregnancy Test Sites

Behavioral Health

Evaluations and services for those with behvioral and mental health issues.

ACCESS/Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services24-Hour Hotline En/Sp/Chin

800-491-9099

http://www.acbhcs.org/

Horizons Family Counseling

925-371-4747

http://www.cityoflivermore.net/citygov/horizons/

P.E.E.R.S. Peers Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services

(510) 832-7337

http://www.peersnet.org/

West Coast Children's Clinic, Oakland

510-269-9043

http://www.westcoastcc.org/

Counseling & Crisis

Resources to call for crisis support and information about mental health, violence, and substance abuse.

Alameda county Preventation and Recovery in Early Psychosis

888-535-PREP

If you are a provider, Please call: 510-567-8199

https://askprep.org/

Blackbird Family Therapy, Inc. (Crime Victim Services)

510-594-4332

http://blackbirdfamilytherapy.com/

Crisis Support Services- 24-hour line

800-309-2131

East Bay Community Recovery Project, Hayward Division

510-728-8600

http://www.ebcrp.org/

Family Paths Parent Support Hotline

800-829-3777

http://familypaths.org/

Dental

Dental Clinics that accept Medi-Cal and offer a sliding fee scale, a reduced rate or free program.

Berkeley Dental Free Clinic

510-548-2745

http://www.berkeleyfreeclinic.org/pages/dental

Chabot College Dental Hygiene Clinic

510-723-6900

Eastmont Wellness Center General Dentistry for Children

510-567-5770

http://www.dentalclinicdirectory.com/clinic/eastmont-wellness-center-oakland.html

Pediatric Dentistry at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

510-428-3885

http://www.childrenshospitaloakland.org/main/departments-services/dentistry-16.aspx

Family Violence and Crisis

Resources to find help and information for domestic violence related issues including shelter and legal services.

24-Hour Hotlines

A Safe Place

Crises Line:

510-536-7233

http://www.asafeplacedvs.org/

A Safe Place Hotline/Crisis Line

510-986-8600

510-536-SAFE 

http://www.asafeplacedvs.org/programs.htm

Aasra

510-502-1245

Bay Area Women Against Rape

24-hour hotline , English & Spanish: 510-845-7273

http://www.bawar.org/

Bay Area Women Against Rape, 24-hour line

510-845-7273

http://www.bawar.org/

Building Futures with Women and Children

1-866-A-Way-Out

http://www.bfwc.org/

Crisis Support Services of Alameda County (CSS)

1-800-309-2131

http://www.crisissupport.org/programs/crisis-line/

Domestic Violence Resource Guide

510-267-8810

http://www.acphd.org/media/88820/domestic_violence.pdf

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-7233

http://www.thehotline.org/

Ruby's Place Hotline: Available 24 hours per day 7 days per week

 510-786-1246 or 1-888-339-SAFE

http://www.rubysplace.org/

SAVE

510-794-6055

http://save-dv.org/

Tri-Valley Haven

925-449-5842

Support Centers

Deaf Hope

(TTY/V) 510-267-8800

http://www.deaf-hope.org/

La Clinica de la Raza

510-535-4170

http://www.laclinica.org/index.html

La Familia

510-881-5921

Mujeres con Esperanza

510-536-4764

Mujeres Unidas y Activas

510-261-3398

http://www.mujeresunidas.net/

Narika

800-215-7308

http://www.narika.org/

Shalom Bayit

866-SHALOM-7

http://www.shalom-bayit.org/

Shimtuh, Korean DV Program

510-547-2360

http://english.kcceb.org/

Women's Daytime Drop-in Center

510-548-2884

http://www.womensdropin.org/

Shelters

Building Futures with Women and Children

510-357-0250

http://www.bfwc.org/

Emergency Shelter

510-786-1246
http://www.espca.org/

Ruby's Place

510-786-1246 or 1-888-339-SAFE

http://www.rubysplace.org/

Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments

510- 574-2250

http://save-dv.org/

Shelter Against Violent Environments

510-794-6055

Shepherd's Gate

1-888-216-4776

https://www.shepherdsgate.org/

Tri-Valley Haven Domestic Violence Shelters

925-449-5842

http://www.trivalleyhaven.org/get-help.html

Women Refuge

510-547-4663

Legal Assistance

Alameda County Family Justice

510-267-8800

http://www.acfjc.org/

Family Violence Law Center

510-208-0255

http://fvlc.org/

Victim Witness Assistance

510-272-6180
http://www.alcoda.org/victim_witness/

Housing and Shelter Programs

Housing Resources and programs to assist with emergency or temporary housing, tenant and homeowner rights.

Shelters

Eden I&R (shelter & housing)

2 - 1 - 1

www.211alamedacounty.org

Housing Choices for Alameda County

http://achousingchoices.org/

Building Futures with Women and Children

510-347-0205

http://www.bfwc.org/

Emergency Shelter Program- 24 hour

888-339-SAFE

Hayward: 510-786-1246

Oakland: 510-534-6030

http://www.espca.org/

FESCO (Family Emergency Shelter Coalition)

Hayward: 510-581-3223

http://www.fescofamilyshelter.org/

Harrison House (Shelter for Service Members, Veterans & Their Families)

510-649-1930

http://www.alameda.networkofcare.org/veterans/services/agency.aspx?pid=HarrisonHouse_842_17_0

Salvation Army Shelter

510-437-9437

Tri-City Homeless Coalition (primarily Hayward, Fremont, Newark, and Union City)

510-252-0910

Casa Segura Drop- in Center

510-434-0307

www.casasegura.org

St Vincent de Paul Community Center

510-638-7600

www.svdp-alameda.org

CityTeam International Guidance Center

510-452-3758

oakland@cityteam.org

www.cityteam.org/oakland

Housing Authority

Berkeley Housing Authority

510-981-5470

http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/DepartmentHome.aspx?id=18348

City of Alameda Housing Authority

510-747-4300

http://www.alamedahsg.org/

Housing Authority of the County of Alameda

510-538-8876

http://www.haca.net/

Livermore Housing Authority

925-447-3600

http://www.livermorehousingauthority.com/

Oakland Housing Authority

510-874-1500 

http://www.oakha.org/

The Housing Authority of the City of Livermore

925- 447-3600

http://www.livermorehousingauthority.com/index.html

HIV/AIDS Housing

AIDS Housing Information Project (AHIP)

510-537-2600 or 1-877-424-3746

http://www.211alamedacounty.org/Housing/ahip.html

Hale Laulima Family House (BOSS)

510-465-3701

Tenant and Homeowners

Resources and Assistance Information

Causa Justa/Just Cause

510-763-5877

http://www.cjjc.org/

City of Livermore Housing Information

http://www.cityoflivermore.net/citygov/cd/hhs/housing/

City of Pleasanton Housing Information

925-931-5007
http://www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/resident/housing/default.asp

East Oakland Community Project

510-957-2260

http://www.eocp.net/what-we-do/need-shelter/

ECHO Housing

510-581-9380

http://www.echofairhousing.org/

Fremont Fair Housing Services

510-792-8996

http://www.fremont.gov/BusinessDirectoryII.aspx?BID=61

Hope NOW Hotline, Foreclosure Help

888-995-HOPE

http://www.hopenow.com/hotline-aboutus.php

Housing Rights, Inc.

510-548-8776

http://www.housingrights.org/index.htm

Rebuilding Together

Oakland (home repair) 510-625-0316 x106

http://www.rtoakland.org/

Tenants Together

Foreclosure Help: 415-495-8012

http://www.tenantstogether.org/

Tri-Valley Housing Opportunity Center

925-373-3130

http://www.tvhoc.org/

Tri-Valley Housing Scholarship Program, HSP

925-606-8029

http://cityservetrivalley.org/the-tri-valley-housing-scholarship-program/

Legal Advocacy

Legal information, advice, and services.

Legal Services

Alameda County Bar Association

510-302-2222

https://www.acbanet.org/

Alameda County Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services (civil law, including family law)

North County: 510-272-6030

South County (Hayward): 510-670-6350

Pleasanton: 925-551-6892

https://www.acbanet.org/For%20the%20Public/VolunteerLegalServicesCorportation.aspx

Alameda County Department of Child Support Services

1-866-901-3212

http://www.acdcss.org/sections/legal/LegalHome.html

Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach

510-251-2846

http://www.apilegaloutreach.org/index.html

Bay Area Legal Aid

800-551-5554

510-250-5270

925-219-33-25

http://baylegal.org/

Bay Legal

510-663-4744

http://www.baylegal.org/

California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC)

1-888-466-2219

http://hmohelp.ca.gov/

Centro Legal de la Raza

510-437-1554

http://centrolegal.org/

Disability Rights California (DRC)

Bay Area Regional

(510) 267-1200

http://www.disabilityrightsca.org/connect/what.htm

East Bay Community Law Center, Berkeley

510-548-4040

http://www.ebclc.org/

Equal Rights Advocates

800-839-4372

http://www.equalrights.org

Homeless Action Center, Berkeley

510-548-0878

http://homelessactioncenter.org/

Immigration

Asian Immigrant Women Advocates

510-268-0192

Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach

510-251-2846

http://www.apilegaloutreach.org/index.html

Immigration Center for Women and Children

Oakland: 510-251-0150

http://icwclaw.org/

International Institute of the East Bay

510-451-2846

http://www.iibayarea.org/

Lao Family Community Development

510-533-8850

http://www.lfcd.org/

Spanish Speaking Citizens' Foundation: Citizenship & Immigration Program

510-261-7839

http://www.sscf.org/index.php/en/

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services

800-375-5283

Family Law

Alameda County Child Support Services

866-901-3212

http://www.acgov.org/css/

Law Center for Family (family law--sliding scale)

510-836-1247

Legal Services for Children, Inc. (Free legal guardianships in Alameda County)

415-863-3762

http://www.lsc-sf.org/

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children

415-255-7036

http://www.prisonerswithchildren.org/

Sports and Recreation

Information to find fun activities, sport leagues, and events in your community.

City Parks & Rec

Berkeley Parks, Recreation and Waterfront

510-981-6700

http://www.cityofberkeley.info/PRW/

City of Alameda Parks and Recreation

510-238-7275

http://alamedaca.gov/recreation

Dublin Parks and Community Services

925-556-4500

http://dublinca.gov/index.aspx?NID=250

Emeryville Recreation

510-596-4395

http://www.ci.emeryville.ca.us/418/Activity-Guide

Fremont Recreation Services

510-494-4300

https://www.fremont.gov/259/Recreation-Services

Hayward Parks and Recreation

510-881-6700

http://www.haywardrec.org/

Hayward Plunge Pool

510-881-6703

http://www.haywardrec.org/programs.html

Livermore Area Recreation & Park District

925-373-5700

http://www.larpd.org/

Newark Recreation and Community Services Department

510-578-4000

http://www.newark.org/departments/recreation-and-community-services/

Oakland Parks and Recreation

510-747-7400

http://www2.oaklandnet.com/Government/o/opr/index.htm

Pleasanton Community Services

925-931-5340

http://www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/gov/depts/cs/activities.asp

San Leandro Recreation and Human Services

510-577-3462

http://www.sanleandro.org/depts/rec/

Arts & Recreation

Oakland Inplay

www.inplay.org

Axis Dance Company

510-625-0110

http://axisdance.org/

Children's Fairyland

510-452-2259

www.fairyland.org

Creative Growth Art Center

510-836-2340

http://creativegrowth.org/category/news/

Kaleidoscope Activity Center

925-828-8857

Messengers 4 Change

510-238-2056

www.messengers4change.org

Museum of Children's Art (MOCHA) (art classes)

510-465-8770

http://mocha.org/

Special Skater Program, Oakland Ice Center

510-268-9000

http://www.oaklandice.com/index2.html

Village Connect

(510) 564-4240

http://www.village-connect.org/

Adult Education & Job Training/Assistance

Educational programs or courses for adults, including job training and employment assistance.

Job Assistance

California Employment Development Departament

http://www.edd.ca.gov/

Day Labor Center (Hayward)

510-782-9675

http://daylaborcenter.org/

East Bay Works

1-800-EBWORKS (329-6757) 

 

Alameda- 555 Ralph Appezato Memorial, Portable P, Alameda, CA 94501

510-748-2208

 

Berkeley- 1918 Bonita Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704

510-928-7128

 

Fremont- Tri-Cities One-Stop Career Center, 39155 Liberty St., Suite B200, Fremont, Ca 94538

510-794-3669

 

Hayward- Eden Area Multiservice Center, 24100 Amador Street, 3rd Fl, Haward, CA 94544

510-670-5700

 

Newark- Tri-Cities One-Stop Career Center, 39399 Cherry St., Room 1211, Newark, CA 94560

510-742-2323

 

Pleasanton- 5020 Franklin Dr., Pleasanton, CA 94588

925-485-5262

http://www.eastbayworks.org/

Job Star (Community Job Search and Career Centers Information)

http://jobstar.org/resource/carcent/alameda.php

Multicultural Institue (Berkeley)

510-848-4075

http://mionline.org/

Job Training

Alameda One-Stop Career Center

510-748-2208

http://alameda.peralta.edu/one-stop-career-center/

Berkeley One-Stop Career Center Hours

510-644-6630

http://bas.berkeley.net/OneStop/

Oakland Private Industry Council, Inc.

510-768-4400

http://oaklandpic.org/

The Alameda County Workforce Investment Board

510-780-8768

http://acwib.org/job-seeker/services/

Tri-Cities One-Stop Career Centers

510-742-2323

http://www.tricitiesonestop.com/

Tri-Valley One stop Career Center

925-560-9431

http://www.trivalleyonestop.org/about-us/our-services/

Adult Education

Berkeley Adult School

http://bas.berkeley.net/

Castro Valley Adult & Career Education

http://www.cvadult.org/

Fremont Adult & Continuing Education

http://www.fremont.k12.ca.us/face

Hayward Adult School

http://www.has.edu/

Livermore Adult Education

925-606-4722

http://www.livermoreadulted.org/

New Haven Adult School

http://adsweb.nhusd.k12.ca.us/

Oakland Adult and Career Education

http://www.ousd.k12.ca.us/Domain/2348