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Last Updated: 12/16/2016

Chemical Dependency

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; AA is self-supporting through its own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. AA’s primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.  Contact one of these local offices for a location near you:

Copyright by The A.A. Grapevine, Inc. | Dublin 800.859.3230 | Oakland 510.839.8900

West Oakland Health Center

The West Oakland Health Council is a non-profit Community Health Center providing primary care, mental health, and substance abuse recovery services to residents of West, North and East Oakland, Emeryville and Southwest Berkeley.  Its mission is to improve the health and well-being of residents of these communities and to reduce morbidity, preventable disability and premature death. | 510.835.9610

Second Chance

Second Chance, Inc. is a non-profit, community based counseling and recovery center.  Our voluntary services are offered free of charge.  Diversion services —DUI, PC1000 Drug Diversion, Domestic Non-Violence Support, HIV/AIDS Education Workshop, and Co-Parenting Group—-are provided on a fee-for-service basis.  They serve the Tri-Cities (Fremont, Newark, Union City) and the Eden area, but see people throughout Alameda County and beyond. | 510.792.4357

Child Care


A Non-profit child care referral and support agency, serving diverse families in Northern Alameda County.  Bananas provides free parenting information, workshops, and referrals to family child care, child care centers, preschools, babysitters, in-home caregivers, nannies, playgroups, and provide subsidized child care for parents in need. Bananas also offers training, workshops, classes and technical support to caregivers and child care programs to assure parents a wide selection of quality care. | 510.658.7353

Child Care Links

Child Care Links is a private non-profit agency that advocates for quality child care. Child Care Links acts as a link between government, social service agencies, and families. Child Care Subsidy Programs (financial assistance) are available to eligible families to assist with child care fees. Child Care Links is a non-profit. 501(C)(3) agency.

Child Care Links actively collects and evaluates current information about the emerging needs of the community, and develops strategies to meet changing child care trends and regulations.

Services are located throughout Alameda County. (Services provided at each site may vary) For more information, visit or call your local office. The Child Care Links staff looks forward to providing resources that will strengthen and support you, your children, and the community. | 925.417.8733

Community Child Care Coordinating Council (4C’s) of Alameda County

4C’s is the state-designated Resource and Referral agency for southern Alameda County and a “one-stop” resource to finding quality and affordable child care. They also assist child care professionals to develop healthy, safe, and nurturing environments, that are both educational and fun. Their vision is to be recognized as a model for providing exemplary services to diverse community of children, families, and child care professionals. | 510.582.2182

City Listings

Cities of Alameda County

Links participants to city web pages in Alameda County. report

Counseling/Mental Health

Alameda County Tri-City Community Support Center

A division of Alameda County’s Behavioral Services Agency, that offers outpatient mental health services for adults with chronic, persistent mental health needs. Services include case management, screenings, and referrals to hospitalization and socialization programs. | 510.795.2434

Alameda County Tri-City Children and Youth Service

Tri-City Children and Youth Service is a division of the County’s Behavioral Services Agency, and offers outpatient services for children with chronic, persistent mental health needs. Services include individual, family, group and play therapy. | 800.491.9099.

Alameda County Children and Family Services

The Alameda County Children & Family Services, Neighborhood & School Linked Services Program provides assessments and crisis intervention for families at risk of abuse and neglect in target neighborhoods and school areas. | 510.780.8618

City of Fremont Youth and Family Services

Youth and Family Services is a division of the Human Services Department, City of Fremont. The counseling program offers low-cost counseling, family crisis intervention, and workshops about parenting and adolescent concerns. Family Support Services offers professional consultation to families managing complex problems, who need information and referrals, links to community resources, advocacy, and ongoing support. | 510.574.2100

Crisis Lines and Referral Services

Crisis Support Services of Alameda County

Crisis Support Services of Alameda County mission is to reach out and offer support to people of all ages and backgrounds during times of crisis, to work to prevent suicide of those who are actively suicidal, and to offer hope and caring during times of hopelessness. | 800.309.2131

Eden Information and Referral

Eden I&R (Information & Referral) is a non-profit agency committed to serving as a link between Alameda County families and agencies, and offers a full range of community resources. Eden I&R is well known as the key source of information on, and referral to, low cost housing, emergency shelters, and over 1,270 social services agencies for Alameda County residents. | 510.537.2710

Fremont Healthy Start

A community-based organization that provides families with information and referral assistance on: health insurance, child care, legal issues, health care, school advocacy, etc. Languages available: Spanish, Farsi, Mandarin, Punjabi, Korean, Vietnamese, Hindi, and Pashtu. | 510.574.2141 or 510.656.4206

Parental Stress Service, Inc.

A nonprofit agency offering comprehensive services for children and families coping with difficult times. These services include a 24-hour Family Advice and Resource Line; Foster Parent Advice Line; Low cost adult individual, child and family counseling; parent education classes; respite child care; links to community services; counseling and support services for CalWORKs recipients; advocacy and support for families as needed. | 800.829.3777 or 888.580.FPAL (3725) – Foster PAL line


Community Resources for Independent Living (CRIL)

Community Resources for Independent Living (CRIL) empowers, supports and teaches skills to persons with disabilities so that they may more effectively participate in daily community and life activities. CRIL teaches and advocates for change to remove barriers to access for persons with disabilities. Services include housing, personal assistant services, assistive technology, peer support, advocacy, independent living skills training, information and referral, employment services, benefits counseling and other services related to disability issues.

Main Office Tri-Valley Satellite Office Tri-City Satellite Office
439 ‘A’ Street
Hayward, CA 94541
VOICE: 510.881.5743
FAX: 510.881.1593
TTY: 510.881.0218
FAX: 925.373.5034
TTY: 925.371.1531

Regional Centers of the East Bay

Regional Center of the East Bay (RCEB), is a private, non-profit corporation, that provides services to persons with developmental disabilities, under contract with the Department of Developmental Services, in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.

The State Department of Rehabilitation

The State Department of Rehabilitation works with clients, to develop vocational/employment outcomes, through counseling, career goal and plan development, and essential services to successfully complete goals. | Fremont- 510.794.2458 | Oakland- 510.622.2764

Domestic Violence Issues/Shelters

A Safe Place – Oakland

A Safe Place offers comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence and abuse. These supportive services are provided to battered women and their children in the Northern California East Bay region. The agency works to decrease the number of women and children returning to violent relationships, and educates the community on issues surrounding domestic violence. | 510.536.7233

Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments (SAVE)

Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments (SAVE) is a nonprofit agency serving victims of domestic violence and their children. Services include a 24-hour crisis hotline 510.794.6055, emergency shelter, transitional housing, individual counseling and free drop-in support groups, employment and housing assistance, legal assistance and children’s programs. SAVE provides community education and outreach through programs in the local police departments, medical facilities and high schools. | 510.574.2250

Tri-Valley Haven for Women

For women and their children who have experienced domestic violence or sexual assault. Offering 24-hour Crisis Line, shelter, counseling, support groups, restraining order assistance, prevention education and advocacy. | 800.884.8119

Women’s Daytime Drop-in Center

The Women’s Daytime Drop-in Center (WDDC) offers free services to any homeless woman and her children by providing emergency and crisis response to a program of on-going support services. Located in West Berkeley. | 510.548.2884                                                            

Employment Development Services

CalWORKs Success Center

Operated by the Employment Development Department (EDD), CalWORKs Success Center offers motivational training and a job club program to CalWORKs recipients referred by the department of Welfare to Work. The purpose is to assist clients in successfully obtaining entry into the job market. | 510.794.3936

Oakland One Stop Career Center

The Oakland One-Stop Career Center is a self-directed career resource center. The Center provides resources and services that are focused on assisting any member of the community with job search, training information and career assistance.
Alameda 510.748.2208   Oakland 510.563.2000

Tri-Cities One-Stop Career Center

(Employment Development Department) 
A One-Stop environment where partner agencies provide employment and training services to job seekers and employers.

| 510.794.3669

Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center

A “one-stop” environment, where partner agencies provide employment and training services to job seekers and employers.  9am - 4pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 12pm - 7pm on Wednesday, Closed on Friday, The Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center, located in Pleasanton, welcomes employers and job seekers in Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, and San Ramon. | 925.417.2040

Financial Assistance

Alameda County Social Services Workforce and Human Services Department

The Workforce and Human Services Department is within the County’s Social Services Agency and provides financial assistance and services to needy families with children under 18 years of age who meet financial requirements for CalWORKs to receive employment and community self sufficiency services to assist families in getting off welfare and into the labor market. | 510.795.2676


Alameda County Community Food Bank

Alameda County

Berkeley Emergency Food and Housing Project


Centro de Servicios

Union City

Davis Street Community Center, Inc.


Family Bridges


Salvation Army Center for Social Services (meal lines)


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

Newark, Union City, Sunol, Fremont

Oakland, Emeryville, Piedmont

Tri-City Volunteers

Food & Nutrition Services-Women, Infants and Children’s Nutrition Program (WIC)

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is an Alameda County program offering nutrition and education services. Call for an appointment at 888.942.9675

Health Care/Clinics

The following clinics provide a range of services that may include, assessment, counseling, dental, vision, AIDS information, family planning, prenatal care, nutrition, OB/GYN, and general health care.

Asian Health Services | 510.986.6800

Berkeley City Pub. Health Clinic | 510.981.5350 | 510.981.6903 (TTD)

Berkeley Free Clinic | 510.548.2570

East Oakland Health Center | 510.430.9401

Eastmont Wellness Center | 510.567.5700

Eden Youth Center Pediatric Clinic |510.887.1146

Highland General Hospital Outpatient Clinic | 510.437.4800

La Clinica de La Raza | 510.535.4000

Clinica Alta Vista (Teen Clinic) | 510.535.4230

Native American Health Center | 510.437.9024

Newark Health Center | 510.795.2414

Planned Parenthood | 800.230.7526

Rota Care Clinic | 510.347.4620

Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center | 510.471.5880

Tri-City Health Center | 510.770.8133

West Berkeley Family Practice | 510.704.6010      

West Oakland Health Center | 510.835.9610

Axis Community Health | 925.462.1755


City of Pleasanton, CA – Housing Counseling and Fair Housing Programs

Housing counseling and fair housing programs | 925.449.7340

Department of Fair Employment and Housing – Oakland (Housing)

California Department of Fair Employment and Housing | 510.622.2941

Fremont Fair Housing Services

Fremont Fair Housing Services is non-profit agency, offering community education, outreach to home-seekers and owners/managers, and investigation of housing discrimination and referrals for legal assistance, when appropriate. | 510.574.2270

LGBT Support

The Pacific Center

The Pacific center is an award winning, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community based center Berkeley, CA serving the East Bay and Greater Bay Area. | 510.548.8283

Gay-Straight Alliance Network

Gay-Straight Alliance Network is a youth leadership organization, that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources through peer support, leadership development and training. | 415.552.4229

Learning Difficulties

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)

A non-profit organization serving individuals with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  Through collaborative leadership, advocacy, research, education and support, CHADD provides science and evidence based information about ADHD to parents, educators, professionals, the media and the general public.

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA)

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a non-profit organization, dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families, and the communities that support them.  IDA’s goal has been to provide the most comprehensive forum for parents, educators, and researchers, and to share their experiences, methods, and knowledge. | 800.ABC.D123

National Association for Child Development (NACD)

The National Association for Child Development is an international organization of professionals and parents dedicated to helping children and adults reach their full potential through the implementation of innovative individual programs, research, and the dissemination of information. | 801.621.8606

Pocket Guide to Human Services

Pocket Guide to Human Services Tri-Valley

Tri-Valley Parenting Classes

Tri-Valley Parenting Classes


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