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Agency name:

A Better Way Inc.

Program name:

A Better Way: Birth to Five Program

Program Last Updated: 09/09/2021

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

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

Program Description: A Better Way's Early Childhood Services are designed to deliver early Childhood Mental Health Services that facilitates the emotional well-being and optimal development of infants and young children, ages birth through age 5, at risk for emotional, behavioral, and developmental problems. Services include: developmental screening; assessment; monitoring; dyadic and family therapy; and parent support. We work with biological, foster, and adoptive parents as well as any other significant caregivers who play a role in the child’s life. Our treatment teams are multidisciplinary and include a mental health clinicians, family partners, and when appropriate, mental health rehabilitation services with behavior intervention specialists. Services are relationship and strength-based, family driven, culturally and linguistically sensitive, and incorporates evidence-based and evidence informed interventions.

Service Address: 3001 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94601
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Program Contact(s):

  • Name: Birth to Five Intake
    Phone: (510) 433-8600
    Fax: 510-433-8856
  • Name: Shelby Thompson
    Title: Birth-to-Five Clinical Supervisor
    Phone: 510-435-1651

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

Total possible number of openings: 80-90

Number of openings remaining: 0

Openings by language: 0 English, 0 Spanish,


  • Age
  • Medi-Cal


  • Parenting education
  • Family Counseling services
  • Early childhood mental health

Location Type:

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


  • Children only
  • Both children and parents/caregivers
  • Families


  • English
  • Spanish

Genders served:

  • Female
  • Male
  • Trans

Type of cost:

  • No Fee

Cost payment:

  • Medi-Cal/Alameda Alliance

Disabilities Served:

  • Developmental
  • Mental/Emotional

Intake Procedure:

  • Telephone registration

Other Intake Procedures: Call 510-433-8600


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