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Agency name:

Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services

Program name:

Building Hope/Construyendo Esperanza

Program Last Updated: 04/09/2021

Program Start Date: 01/01/2019 | Program End Date: 01/01/2022

Program AKA (also known as): ACBHCS Early Childhood Mental Health

Program Description: Building Hope/Construyendo Esperanza is a program of Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services that began in 2000. Building Hope is a prevention and early intervention program for children ages 0-8 and their families. Building Hope provides on-site mental health consultation, developmental guidance and direct mental health services to children and families in early care and education (child care) programs. Mental health consultation, program consultation and training are provided to child care staff and administration. Building Hope also provides home-based and clinic-based child-parent psychotherapy and family therapy. Services focus on behavioral, social-emotional, attachment, and/or developmental concerns that parents and caregivers have in their relationship with their young children. Case management, advocacy, and referral services are also provided to the children and families Building Hope serves. In addition, Building Hope offers Family Partner involvement. Family Partners are professional staff members who are family members with children with special needs. Family Partners help caregivers advocate for their children, access and navigate community resources, and improve their daily living situation.

Service Address: 500 Davis Street, Suite 120, San Leandro, CA 94577
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Program Contact(s):

  • Name: Deb Yates, LCSW
    Title: Program Supervisor
    Phone: 510-481-4203
    Fax: 510-481-4269
    Address: 500 Davis St, Ste 120 San Leandro, CA 94577

Ages Served:

  • 0 months - 12 months
  • 12 months - 18 months
  • 18 months - 24 months
  • 2 years - 3 years
  • 3 years - 4 years
  • 4 years - 5 years
  • 5 years & up
  • 5 years - 8 years

Total possible number of openings: varies

Number of openings remaining: 0

Openings by language: Spanish

Is there a wait list: Sometimes

Comment about wait list: We typically do not keep a waitlist but refer to other similar programs with openings


  • Age
  • Income
  • Live in certain residence: Alameda County
  • Medi-Cal

Other Requirements: won't accept kids older than 7.4 years for treatment reasons


  • Parent support
  • Mental Health Services for parents
  • Family Counseling services
  • Early childhood mental health
  • Case management

Other Services: mental health consultation

Location Type:

  • Home-based
  • Center-based
  • School-based
  • Agency-based
  • Office-based


  • Both children and parents/caregivers
  • Families


  • English
  • Spanish

Genders served:

  • Female
  • Male
  • Trans

Type of cost:

  • No Fee

Comments about cost: Child needs to have full-scope Medi-Cal

Cost payment:

  • No fees
  • Medi-Cal/Alameda Alliance

Disabilities Served:

  • Mental/Emotional

Target Group: children ages 0-8 and their families experiencing social-emotional difficulties, trauma, loss, behavioral concerns, developmental concerns. and attachment needs

Program Operating Hours Start Time - End Time

08:30 AM - 6:30 PM Weekly


08:30 AM - 6:30 PM Weekly


08:30 AM - 6:30 PM Weekly


08:30 AM - 6:30 PM Weekly


08:30 AM - 5:00 PM Weekly


Required documentation:

  • Proof of Insurance

Other Required documentation: Child\'s social security # or Medi-Cal number

Intake Procedure:

  • Telephone registration


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View the EPSDT 0-5 Early Childhood Mental Health Openings List
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Case Management and EPSDT Openings List