Community Resources for Alameda County

24 hour emergency service numbers, Suicide prevention, Crisis intervention, Rape crisis, Child abuse, Parental stress

Resources regarding COVID-19

Alameda County Public Health Department

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • Website 

  • Description: information regarding COVID-19, how it spreads, best practices on how to protect yourself, family, and home, and general information on how to manage stress and anxiety relating to the outbreak.

Community Resources 

Bay Area Women Against Rape - BAWAR

  • 24Hour crisis hotline available in English & Spanish: 510-845-7273

  • Website:

  • Address: 470 27th Street Oakland, CA 94612

  • Hours: M-Fri 9am - 5:00pm

  • Direct Telephone Line: 510-430-1298

  • No fees involved

  • Counseling and educational services available

  • BAWAR provides crisis and long term services to rape survivors, incest survivors, and sexual abuse survivors (these services are available to children, teens, and adults). In addition to providing services for the individual who has experienced the trauma, BAWAR provides counseling services to the family and/or significant others of the individual who is dealing with the crisis. Counseling services are also available for men who are currently incarcerated for violent offenses. 

  • SART: BAWAR’s Sexual Assault Resource Team provides survivor centered case management 

Crisis Support Services of Alameda County

  • 24 Hour Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

  • Website:

  • Address: P.O. Box 3120 Oakland, CA 94609

  • No fees involved

  • Provides counseling services and crisis intervention to individuals dealing with a variety of difficult situations. Some programs/services available are: 24hour hotline, support groups, school-based counseling, grief counseling, community education, and a Nightwatch team (after hours counseling services)

Children and Youth Crisis Team

  • (510) 618-3432

  • Suicide Prevention, Free hotline

Family Path

  • 24-hour Parent Support Hotline (800) 829-3777

  • Website:

  • Cost: Sliding Scale & No Fee for those who qualify

  • The 24-hour Parent Support Hotline provides free and confidential counseling, information and referrals to anyone in need of parenting support. Also provides parenting classes. Free childcare is provided onsite.  

Parents Creating Change

  • (925) 449-7889

  • Address: 418 Junction Ave, Livermore

  • Contact: Maureen Hamm at

  • Website:

  • Description: Offers support for parents, teen parents, custodial grandparents or guardians of children from the ages of 0-5. Assistance with fees associated with diapers, formulas, etc. is also available. 

  • Support Information: Tuesdays at the Tri-Valley Haven food pantry, 9am-5pm.

Resources for food and housing

Davis Street Community Center Incorporated

  • Phone: (510)347-4620

  • Email:

  • Address: 3081 Teagarden Street San Leandro , California 94577

  • Description: Emergency services, clothing, and housing services.

California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs)

  • Phone: 1.888.999.4772

  • Email: 

  • Contact: Teri Donnelly, Division Director 

  • Address: Eastmont Self-Sufficiency Center, 6955 Foothill Blvd Suite 100, Oakland CA 94605

  • Application site: 

  • Description: An employment based program that works with employable adults to participate in work related activities to receive aid. They also work with families to provide necessities, such as: emergency housing, food, utilities, clothing or medical care. Please bring proof of income, property, citizenship status, age, social security number, residence, shelter costs, work or school status, as well as any other information pertinent to determining eligibility for the family. 

Alameda Food Bank

  • Phone: (510) 523-5850

  • Website:

  • Email:

  • Address: 1900 Thau Way Alameda, CA 94501

  • Description: The Food Bank’s mission is to provide nutritious food to the low-income residents of the City of Alameda on a non-discriminating basis.

DreamCatcher Youth Services

  • Shelter Phone #: 800-379-1114

  • Program Director Phone #: 510-701-3711

  • Website:

  • Address: 2325 Clement Avenue, Alameda CA, 94501

  • Description: DreamCatcher Youth Services is a youth driven short-term, emergency homeless shelter for disconnected and at-risk youth, ages 13-18, in Alameda County. DreamCatcher also provides a drop-in center where individuals can receive counseling services, food, hygiene products, laundry services, television time, and school supplies. In addition, DreamCatcher also provides Nika’s Place and Girls Lounge, which is available for girls who are escaping sexual abuse and exploitation. 

General counseling and school therapy services 


  • Email:

  • Helpline: 510-562-7692

  • Website:

  • No Fee

  • Description: PFLAG is a support group for parents and students of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and their friends. PFLAG hosts monthly support meetings at Oakland City Hall and they also have a helpline which provides individuals with any type of support they may need. 

  • Oakland Support meetings are on the 2nd Monday of each month from 6:30-8:30pm

    • Location: Oakland City Hall, enter on 14th street and follow the signs to the second floor, Hearing room #4

Hope Hospice

  • Phone: 925-829-8770

  • Address: 6500 Dublin Blvd #100, Dublin CA 94568

  • Cost: Free

  • Description: Clinicians offer up to 10 individual counseling sessions, and various workshops throughout the year. Also offer a drop in pet loss support group on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month. 

Sequoyah Counseling Center

  • Phone: 510-886-3300

  • 21168 Redwood Road, Suite 100A, Castro Valley CA 94546

  • Cost: $90-150 per hour

  • Description: Offers services for children, teens, adults, couples, families, or corporate

TLC: Transition Learning Center

  • 925-399-5101

  • Website:

  • Address: 5980 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 102, Pleasanton CA, 94588

  • Description: TLC provides academic tutoring, career planning services, social skills training, vocational assessments, and offers a three step vocational program.  

Our Space - Bay Area Youth Center

  • Phone: 510-727-9401

  • Website:

  • Address: 22245 Main Street, Suite 200 Hayward, CA 94541 

  • Cost: No Fee

  • Description: Provides services to LGBTQ youth who are struggling with homelessness, child welfare, or juvenile justice department. Over 80% of the youth in this program are children of color. Services include: community center programming, monthly pot-lucks, therapy, Pride celebrations, trainings, school-based workshops, and outside referrals.

Girls Inc. of Alameda County

  • Phone: 510-357-5515

  • Website:

  • Address: 510 16th Street, Oakland CA, 94612

  • Cost: No fee

  • Description: Girls Inc. of Alameda County is a non-profit organization that serves the “whole” girl, her health, well-being, education, safety, and development. Girls Inc. works in conjunction with schools and also provides counseling services, in both English and Spanish, for girls and their families. Girls Inc. primarily serves a diverse population and works in underserved urban communities.

Bay Area American Indian Counseling

  • Contact: Nancy Whitney (510) 282-6088 or

  • 1436 Clarke Street, San Leandro

  • Cost: Free

  • Description: Individual and family counseling to children with American Indian heritage. Willing to travel to the client.

Asian Community Mental Health Services

  • Phone: (510) 869-7200

  • Website:

  • Address: 310 8th Street, Suite 20, Oakland, CA 94607

  • Cost: Sliding scale as individual is able

  • Description: Provides counseling services to individuals and families, as well as, resource and medication support. Languages: Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, and Khmer. 

Private practitioners 

  • A Home Within
  • (888) 898-2249
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: 
  • Organization that matches youth in foster care with a therapist who will agree to see them for free for as long as they need treatment, in order to avoid the student having to bounce from therapist to therapist.

Psychiatric services 

John George Psychiatric Pavilion 

  • 510-346-7500

  • Crisis telephone and walk-in services 24 hours a day, seven days a week

  • Free, no one is turned away

  • 2060 Fairmont Drive in San Leandro

Heritage Psychiatric Health Facility

Fremont Hospital

  • 510-796-1100

  • Website:

  • Address: 39001 Sundale Drive, Fremont CA, 94538

  • Cost: Fee, Sliding Scale, Payment Assistance, Need-Based financial aid

  • Description: 148 bed private facility providing psychiatric care to children, teenagers, and adults

Sausal Creek Outpatient Stabilization Clinic

  • Phone: 510-437-2363

  • Address: 2620 26th Ave, Oakland

  • Website:

  • Cost: Services are free for those who cannot pay or are uninsured

  • Description: Outpatient services for individuals needing treatment as a result of mental illness, medication issues, and/or personal crises

  • Hours: Walk-in care Monday-Friday 8-8, Saturday 8-4:30.

Willow Rock Center

  • Crisis Services: (510) 483-3030

  • Inpatient Services: (510) 895-5502

  • Cecilia Mendoza Crisis Program Supervisor: (510) 760-6611

  • Address: 2050 Fairmont Drive, San Leandro, CA

  • Website:

  • Cost: On crisis unit, they attempt to send a bill if the family has insurance, but won’t send a bill if they are uninsured.  For psychiatric inpatient unit, they only take Uninsured, Kaiser & Medi-Cal and bill separate insurances if the family has insurance (will take PPO plan). The rate is $2,200/day and insurances typically do not cover the majority of the cost. 

  • Description: Provides both crisis, short-term, and inpatient services for adolescents ages 12-17 years old. 

Specialized Agencies & Services

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

  • 800-799-7233

  • Website:

  • Description: Provides information, support, and referrals to local services for individuals in an abusive and/or unsafe relatioship. 

SAVE - Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments

  • 24 Hour hotline: 510-794-6055

  • Direct line: 510-574-2250

  • Address: 1900 Mowry Ave., Suite 201, Fremont CA, 94538

  • Website:

  • Walk in hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 12:00pm-4:00pm

  • Description: Offers an emergency shelter for women and children fleeing abuse. In addition, SAVE can help individuals locate housing, food, referrals to trusted professionals, counseling, and ongoing case management

Center for Discovery

  • Phone: (925) 233-4186

  • Address: 5075 Hopyard Rd. Suite 120, Pleasanton, CA 94588

  • Website:

  • Cost: Insurance, sliding scale, individual payment plans

  • Description: Offers mental health services for individuals struggling with an eating disorder.

Project Eden

Cherry Hill Detox Program

  • (866) 866-7496

  • Address: 2035 Fairmont Drive, San Leandro 94578

  • Website:

  • Description: 24 hour hotline available for assessment, crisis support, and referrals to outside providers as needed. Individuals can go to Cherry Hill to stay for 23 hours and if necessary, 3-5 days after for detox purposes. 

City of Fremont Youth & Family Services

  • Phone: (510) 574-2100

  • Address: 39155 Liberty St.Suite E500, Fremont, CA 94538

  • Cost: Free

  • Description: Outpatient drug/alcohol services for Alameda County. 

La Familia Recovery and Wellness 

  • Phone: (510) 536-4764

  • Website:

  • Address: 1319 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland, CA, 94601

  • Description: This department contains the following programs: Mujeres Con Esperanza (Outpatient Drug Program for adult women), Women’s Services Enhancement Program (Pregnant, Postpartum, or parenting women; Childcare services), Latino Family Services Center (outpatient treatment program for adult men experiencing alcohol/drug problems), El Chante (20 bed residential alcohol and drug treatment program for men), and Primavera (adolescent treatment program for youth between the ages of 12 and 18)

NAMI Connection

  • 510-334-7721

  • Free and confidential

  • Description: A recovery support group program that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope. Held twice a month for 90 minutes. Designed to connect, encourage, and support participants using a structured support group model. Led by trained facilitators living in recovery themselves

  • Oakland:  Telecare Heritage, Begins May 14th  2633 E. 27th St, 11 am to 12:30 pm, 2nd and 4th Saturdays

  • Union City:  Holly Center, Begins June 14th, 31600 Alvarado Blvd.,  6:30 to 8 pm, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays

Friends of Children with Special Needs

  • Phone: 510-739-6900 ext. 3319

  • Address: 2300 Peralta Blvd. Fremont, California 94536

  • Contact: Kelly Ko (Enrichment Program Manager)

  • Description: The Respite Service Program trains parents/caregivers/guardians to provide care, supervision, and love to the disabled. If the caregiver needs to take a break, FCSN can send qualified workers to their homes to care for the disabled consumer (child or adult). We ensure that the consumer is supervised, assisted with self-care tasks as needed, and participates in his/her choice of activities at home.

Programs/resources for children and adolescents 

Intertribal Friendship House

  • Phone: 510-836-1955

  • Address: 523 International Blvd, Oakland CA, 94606

  • Website:

  • Description: The Intertribal Friendship House is a community center who provides both support and services for those with American Indian Heritage. Some programs and offerings of the Intertribal Friendship House are: community dinners, a community gardening center, family movie nights, youth panel discussions, yoga, zumba, etc. 

Tri-Valley YMCA

  • Phone: (925) 475-6108

  • Address: 5000 Pleasanton Ave, Pleasanton CA 

  • Website:

  • Cost: Fee based, but financial assistance is available

  • Description: Y-Kids offers: Daily Homework Help, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Activities, Math/Literacy Enrichment, Arts Education, College and Career Exploration, Global Learning, Leadership Development, Nutrition Education, Physical Activity, Service Learning and Asset Development, Family Events.  

Alameda Boys and Girls Club

  • Phone: (510) 522-4900

  • Address: 1900 Third Street (rear building), Alameda CA, 94501

  • Email:

  • Description: The Boys and Girls Club in Alameda aims to empower and inspire all youth, but especially those who most need support. They offer many after school programs and events that hope to make this a reality. Some of the things they offer are: education and career programs, leadership programs, health and life skills, visual and performing arts, accessible technology that certain youth may not have access to, as well as sports and athletic programs. 

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