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Family Support Services: Early Childhood Mental Health & Parenting Service

Program Last Updated: 01/16/2018

Program AKA (also known as): Growing Up Strong

Program Description: Provide individual child, dyadic parent/child and family therapy. Specialized mental health services for children birth to five. Referrals to community resources that could include housing, legal assistance or help navigating through school IEPs, SSTs and school disciplinary issues. Access to other Agency programs such as kinship support groups, mentoring and respite.

Program Documentation:

Service Address: 401 Grand Ave., Suite 200, Oakland , CA 94610
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Program Contact(s):

  • Name: Gary Thomsen, MFT
    Title: Clinical Supervisor
    Phone: 510-834-4006
    Extension: 3052
    Fax: 510-834-4010
    Address: 401 Grand Ave., Suite 200 Oakland , CA 94610

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
  • Teens
  • 5 years - 8 years

Total possible number of openings: It varies depending on staffing.

Number of openings remaining: 2

Openings by language: English only


  • Age
  • Medi-Cal

Other Requirements: Must have residence


  • Referrals to community resources
  • Family Counseling services
  • Early childhood mental health
  • Case management
  • Basic Needs

Location Type:

  • Home-based
  • Agency-based


  • Both children and parents/caregivers
  • Families


  • English

Genders served:

  • Female
  • Male
  • Trans

Type of cost:

  • No Fee

Other Type of Cost: Full Scope Medi-Cal only

Cost payment:

  • No fees
  • Medi-Cal/Alameda Alliance

Target Group: Children and their families

Program Operating Hours Start Time - End Time

00:00 AM - 00:00 AM


Required documentation:

  • Proof of Insurance
  • Social Security Card

Other Required documentation: We will need the Medi-Cal number to verify full-scope Medi-Cal coverage.

Preferred documentation:

  • Social Security Card

Other Preferred documentation: Medi-Cal #

Intake Procedure:

  • Appointment Required (no walk-ins.)

Other Intake Procedures: call: 510-834-2443 x3052


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View the EPSDT 0-5 Early Childhood Mental Health Openings List
Mental Health Services Child Therapy, Social Skills Groups, Family Counseling,
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