Alameda County, CA Assistance Programs and Resources

Alameda County Housing Assistance Programs

Our housing assistance programs include HUD, housing assistance, Section 8, subsidized housing programs in Alameda County.

Youth Employment Partnership - Oakland

2300 International Boulevard
Oakland, CA - 94601
510-533-3447
Provides many services to young adults 18-24 years old. Services include GED instruction, tutoring, case management, drivers license assistance, mental health & substance abuse treatment/prevention, housing assistance, job training in construction/customer service, community & leadership development and after-school/summer employment. All services are free. Clients must live in Oakland. Call for best times to come in. Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 6:00 pm..

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Women's Daytime Drop-in Center Berkeley

2218 Acton St
Berkeley, CA - 94702
(510) 548-2884
Hours: M-F 8am-4pm. A safe daytime shelter for homeless women and children. Provides food, workshops, information personal hygiene items, and transitional housing options. Operates: The Bridget House: Bridget House provides up to six months of free housing for four families (a mother and up to two children under the age of ten). We focus on helping mothers who have a history of domestic violence and/or drug or alcohol addiction. How to apply: To be eligible for Bridget House, a mother must: Have one or two children in her care. Be homeless, with documentation of homelessness. To apply, applicants should contact The Hub by calling 211 to participate in an intake survey..

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St. Vincent de Paul Visitation Center for Women

2272 San Pablo Ave
Oakland, CA - 94612
(510) 444-3790
Services include showers, hygiene kits, laundry, clothing, infant formula, diapers, play area for children, transportation vouchers, phone and voicemail service, housing referrals, Community Center services referrals, classes, and training...

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St. Mary's Center Senior Services

925 Brockhurst St
Oakland, CA - 94608
(510) 923-9600
Hours: M-F 9am to 4pm closed 12pm-1pm for lunch. Provides senior services (55 and over), outreach and advocacy, Food for All Ages, preschool for low-income Oakland households, winter shelter for seniors from December 1st-April 30th, 25 beds, first come-first served. Substance abuse treatment, housing for clients, transportation for clients, general case management, and a vibrant Recovery 55 Program Days: Mondays, Wednesdays, Friday 9:30am-11am..

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Operation Dignity

85 Eighth St
Oakland, CA - 94606
510 208-5117
Assists homeless veterans and their families. Provides emergency, transitional and permanent housing for homeless in Alameda County. We also offer comprehensive support services, nutritious meals and a strong peer community...

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Oakland Independence Support Center

PO Box 70010, Station D
Oakland, CA - 94612
(510)465-7624
OISC is a self-help, client run organization in Downtown Oakland which provides a comprehensive network of services and peer support for mentally disabled homeless individuals. Over its eleven-year history, OISC has grown from a community center that provides meals and support groups to a multi-service agency with professional counseling, housing search assistance, job placement services, an adult literacy program, and computer classes...

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Oakland Homeless Project

1820 Jefferson Street
Oakland, CA - 94612
(510) 465-0881
Housing assistance...

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My Brothers Helper, Inc.- Oakland

1118 Wood Street
Oakland, CA - 94607
510-410-0196
Provide fully furnished housing and all basic living needs. Services include individual counseling, drug treatment, basic skills training, fatherhood skills training, job referrals, financial management, mentoring, and spiritual guidance. Fees based on sliding scale; minimum is $400 or $550 per month. One person per room. Provide your own food. Call for an intake appointment. Mon-Fri 10 am - 4 pm, Sat 10 am - 12 pm..

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Goldie's Care Home, Incorporated

27764 Mandarin Avenue
Hayward, CA - 94544
510-265-1722
Offers a sober living environment for dually diagnosed (EOP/CCCMS) men & women. Provides 3 meals per day, transportation to appointments, and assistance with finding permanent housing. Fees based on a sliding scale. Call for an intake interview. Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am - 5 pm..

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East Oakland Community Project

7515 International Blvd
Oakland, CA - 94621
(510)-532-3211
Provides a 33 bed women's shelter as well as an 85 bed men's shelter as well as a family unit. This is a 24 Hour Emergency Shelter and that provides a Literacy, Computer Training Program, Substance Abuse Counseling, HIV/AIDS program, Food, Clothing, Housing Assistance, Job Search assistance and Counseling, Life Skills Counseling, and Health Care advice...

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Dwight Way Shelter

2140 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA - 94704
(510) 649-4965
Services: Dinner, and accommodation beds for women for up to 4 months. Works with people who are homeless to move them as quickly as possible to affordable permanent housing - and to help them stay put. To this end, they provide a wide range of food, shelter, and social support services in 5 districts - Alameda, Solano, Contra Costa, Sacramento, and Amador. Their portfolio includes programs specifically designed for the chronically homeless, people with disabilities and serious mental illnesses, and veterans. ..

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Davis Street Family Resource Center - San Leandro

3081 Teagarden Street
San Leandro, CA - 94577
510-347-4620
They offer individual and family therapy, child development programs, access to subsidized childcare, parenting education classes, food, clothing, medical & dental services, mental health services, and emergency assistance with utility bills. Their services are free of charge. Clients must be a resident of San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Hayward or Castro Valley. Hours of operation: Between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM on Monday to Thursday Between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM on Friday ..

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CID Project of the East Bay- Oakland

1320 Webster Street
Oakland, CA - 94612
510-663-7979
Provides advocacy and support to CID clients. Services include a Wellness Clinic that offers primary care, food pantry, housing, funds for utilities, access to counseling, crisis intervention, long-term case management and agency referrals. Services are free. Call to schedule an intake appointment. Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 am - 12:30 pm & 1:30 - 5:30 pm..

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Berkeley Drop In Center - Berkeley

3234 Adeline Street
Berkeley, CA - 94703
510-653-3808
Helps mentally ill and homeless by helping apply for SSI and General Assistance. Provides peer counseling, group meetings and substance abuse counseling. They also offer assistance in referrals to job training programs, housing, clothing and food. Clients must be a resident of Berkeley or homeless. Daily snacks are available starting at 9am. All services are free. Call for the best times to come in. Hours: Mon-Th 9 am - 4 pm, Fri 9 am - 2 pm..

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Ark of Refuge/Walker House - Oakland

9702 International Boulevard
Oakland, CA - 94603
510-635-8422
Offers case management to clients living with CID. Services include emergency housing, counseling, financial resources, benefit advocacy, education and vocational training. This is a satellite office located at Allen Temple Church. All services are free. You must have a CA ID and proof of CID status. Call for additional information...

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Alameda County Behavioral Health Services (PSN)- Oakland

1900 Embarcadero Cove
Oakland, CA - 94606
510-567-8112
Services: Provides Residents of Alameda County with referrals for addiction and substance abuse treatment, psychiatric services, crisis, and emergency services, disability assistance, education & education, employment & education, families & children, general health care, housing/homeless services, insurance & services, and legal issues. Please call for details. Part of the Parolee Services Network (PSN). ..

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Alameda County Food Assistance Programs

Our list of food assistance programs includes: food pantries, soup kitchens, congregate meal programs in Alameda County.

Youth Emergency Assistance Hostel (YEAH!)

1744 University Ave
Berkeley, CA - 94703
(510)-704-9867
Year-round counseling and case management services (jobs, education, government assistance program help). For youth 18-24 years old. Seasonal shelter (Nov-Apr). Call for availability. Meals, showers, mats with fresh sheets, clean socks and underwear. Separate quarters for women. No infants or children under 18. Pet friendly...

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Valley Pregnancy Center (VPC) - Dublin

5776 Stoneridge Mall Road, Suite 200
Pleasanton, CA - 94588
(925) 425-0414
Provides medical and counseling help to uninsured pregnant women. Services include medical care, prenatal education, individual and group counseling, pregnancy testing, parenting instruction, abstinence education, clothing pantry for clients, and referrals. Services are free. Call to schedule an appointment. Hours: Mon-Wed 9 am - 5 pm, Th 9 am - 7 pm..

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Sojourner House- Livermore

3663 Pacific Avenue
Livermore, CA - 94550
925-449-5845
Provides temporary shelter for two-parent families with children, including teenagers, single mothers with children and single fathers with children. There are separate bedrooms for family units, a stocked kitchen, three full baths and laundry facilities. Residents can stay up to 6 months. Services include case management, counseling, childcare when volunteers are available, budgeting, life skills development and job assistance. Services are free. Call to get on waiting list. Hours: Mon-Th 9 am - 5 pm...

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Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center - Oakland

601 Webster Street
Oakland, CA - 94607
510-451-4514
Offers a free residential substance abuse program for men. Program lasts 6-12 months. Shelter, food and clothing free of charge. Clients must work. Provides relapse prevention, life skills training, and anger management. Clients must attend seven 12 Step meetings per week. Call for intake interview. Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am - 12 pm..

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Ralph and Mary Ruggieri Senior Center

33997 Alvarado-Niles Road
Union City, CA - 94587
(510)675-5495
The Ruggieri Senior Center is located near City Hall and across the street from James Logan High School. The large assembly hall, which seats 200 people, is highlighted with a beautiful wooden ceiling and hardwood floors. It has a commercial-size kitchen with a large refrigerator, ovens, steamers, and plenty of counter space. The Senior Center's dining room accommodates 80 people...

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Family Emergency Shelter Coalition (FESCO)

22671 Third Street
Hayward, CA - 94541
(510)581-3223
FESCO- the Family Shelter- is a nonprofit organization which provides food, shelter, clothing, counseling and access to community resources in the Hayward, Castro Valley, and San Leandro areas. The 24-bed shelter is open all-day and houses approximately 100 families with children each year. FESCO's home page provides information on FESCO, nutrition and health programs, and links to other shelter programs and resources related to homelessness...

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East Bay Community Law Center - Berkeley

2921 Adeline Street
Berkeley, CA - 94703
510-548-4040
Provides free legal services to eligible clients living in Berkeley, Oakland and Emeryville. Services include cleaning up criminal records, assisting with appeals process relating to public benefits (CalWorks/ General Assistance/ SSI/ SDI/ MediCal/ FoodStamps), eviction defense, immigration issues, and to CID clients residing in Alameda County. Services are free. Call for an intake interview. Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am - 5 pm..

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Community of Grace - Hayward

380 Elmhurst Street
Hayward, CA - 94544
510-783-8062
Offer food pantry (Wednesday from 11am-12pm) Recovery programs for sexual addiction, co-dependency, and more. picture ID. Also serves Castro Valley and San Lorenzo. Call for more information...

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City Team Ministries - Oakland

722 Washington Street
Oakland, CA - 94607
510-452-3758
Offers a 90 day shelter for men and a residential drug and alcohol program. Clients must sign-up starting at 5pm every day. Two meals provided each day (breakfast & dinner). All residents must leave after eating breakfast and can return at 5pm. The fee per night is $5. Call for more information...

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Centro de Servicios - Union City

525 H Street
Union City, CA - 94587
510-489-4100
Provides food bank the last Thursday of each month (groceries) and on every Wednesday, except for the last Wednesday of the month) (produce), thrift store, job assistance, senior group (W: 10am-2pm), referral services, and interpretation and immigration services. Call for best times to come in. Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm..

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Berkeley Food and Housing Project

1931 Center Street
Berkeley, CA - 94704
(510) 649-4980
Services: Homeless Shelter and Free Meals ..

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Alameda County Homeless Action Center - Oakland

1432 Franklin Street
Oakland, CA - 94612
(510) 836-3260
Provides legal services to homeless, low-income and mentally ill people. Assists clients with applying for public benefit programs including, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Medi-Cal, CalWorks, General Assistance (GA), Food Stamps and Cash Assistance Programs for Immigrants (CAPI). Services are free. Call for best times to come in. Hours: Mon, Wed, Th 9 am - 5 pm, Tue 1 - 5 pm..

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Alameda County Homeless Action Center - Berkeley

3126 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA - 94705
510-540-0878
Provides legal services to homeless, low-income and mentally ill people. Assists clients with applying for public benefit programs including, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Medi-Cal, CalWorks, General Assistance (GA), Food Stamps and Cash Assistance Programs for Immigrants (CAPI). Services are free. Call for best times to come in. Hours: Mon, Wed, Th 9 am - 5 pm, Tue 1 - 5 pm..

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A Safe Place

P. O. Box 23006
Oakland, CA - 94623
(510) 986-8600
Shelter for abused and/or battered women and children. Provides a 24 hour Crisis Hotline and domestic abuse counseling as part of their services. Additionally, they offer legal assistance for clients, transportation for clients, and emergency food/clothes for clients...

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Alameda County Rent and Bill Pay Assistance Programs

Our financial assistance programs include rent assistance, bill pay services, prescription assistance programs, utility assistance, mortgage assistance programs in Alameda County.

Union City Wonderschool

30746 Knight Court
Union City, CA - 94587

Help for families in need of scholarships or financial assistance, we accept subsidy payment...

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Second Chance, Inc.- Newark

6330 B Thornton Avenue
Newark, CA - 94560
510-792-4357
Offers drug and alcohol outpatient treatment for men and women, anger management/domestic violence classes, parenting classes, abstinence support groups, DUI classes, PC 1000 classes, emergency shelter for up to two weeks, and HIV and Hepatitis C testing. Most services are free except court ordered programs. The number listed is both for 24 hour hotline and the office during working hours. Clients walk in to attend an orientation. Hours: Mon-Fri 10 am - 8 pm...

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Pacific Center for Human Growth- Berkeley

2712 Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley, CA - 94705
510-548-8283
Offers counseling services for clients that identify as LGBT. Services include individual, couples, family and group therapy. CID Counseling, peer support groups, room rentals and referrals. Services are based on a sliding scale. Does accepts Medi-Cal. Call the counseling request line and leave a message or come in during drop-in hours. A counselor will return your call and conduct a 15 minute phone interview. Hours: Mon-Fri 10 am - 6 pm..

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Order of Malta Clinic

2121 Harrison St, Ste 102
Oakland, CA - 94612
(510) 587-3000
Free health care clinic. Only requirement is that you do not currently have any health insurance. Hours: Mon & Wed: 8:30 am-noon & 1-4 pm. Friday: 8:30am to 12 noon...

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La Clinica Optical - Oakland

3060-B East 9th Street
Oakland, CA - 94601
510-535-4141
Offers low cost optometry and ophthalmology services, including eye and vision analysis, glaucoma and cataracts evaluation, testing for eye disease, contact lens evaluation and fitting, and prescription eye glasses and frames. Accepts Medi-cal, private insurance and patients who are unable to pay. Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 8:30 am - 3:30 pm..

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Herald Family Rebuilding Center- Fremont

39155 Liberty Street, D450
Fremont, CA - 94538
(510) 790-3366
Provides a faith-based organization that helps Asian divorcing families and assists single parents to rebuild their lives. Services include parenting classes, employment training, economic development, and counseling services. Fees are based on a sliding scale. Must call and schedule an appointment or come in to receive more information. Call for best times to come in. Hours: Tue-Fri 10 am - 5 pm..

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Healthy Oakland Wellness Center - Oakland

2580 San Pablo Avenue
Oakland, CA - 94612
510-444-9655
Offers family planning services, general medicine, health education classes, STD/HIV testing, prostate cancer screening, and medical supplies & equipment. Also offers parenting classes, domestic violence/anger management classes, individual and group counseling, and life skills. All services are free and the clinic accepts walk-ins. Call for the best times to come in. Hours: Mon-Tue 9 am - 9 pm, Wed-Fri 9:00 am - 5:30 pm..

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East Oakland Recovery Center - Oakland

7200 Bancroft Avenue,
Oakland, CA - 94605
(510) 568-2432
Services: Offers outpatient substance abuse treatment. Services include: Case management Drug treatment Counseling services Anger management Life skills Self-esteem Alcohol/drug education Gender issues Women's co-dependence Parenting and sober living There is a therapist on site Other services include daily meetings of alcoholics and drug addicts anonymous. Fees: Payment is mostly self-payment based on a sliding scale. Costs range from $5 to $50 per month. Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Friday, 8:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m., Saturday, 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ..

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Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund - Berkeley

3075 Adeline Street, Suite 210
Berkeley, CA - 94703
510-644-2555
Offers education, training, legal advocacy, and technical assistance to persons with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities. Call for more information. Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am - 5 pm..

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Cronin House - Hayward

2595 Depot Road
Hayward, CA - 94545
510-784-5874
Services: A 45-day cohabiting residential substance abuse program is available. Services include assessment and treatment planning, stabilization, education and information, personal and group counseling, discharge planning, and referral. Accepts dual-diagnosed clients. Documents Needed: Must have a photo ID and a current TB test. Fees: Rates based on sliding scale. Medi-Cal is also accepted. Call for an admissions interview. Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ..

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Alameda Family Services - Alameda

2325 Clement Avenue
Alameda, CA - 94501
510-629-6300
Offers Early Head Start and Head Start programs, emergency shelter and support for runaway youth, counseling, drug and alcohol treatment for adolescent & adults (Prop.36, PC 1000), anger management, 52 week domestic violence treatment (co-ed) and parenting classes. Fees based on a sliding scale. Call for more information. Hours: Mon-Th 9 am - 8 pm, Fri 9 am - 5 pm...

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Alameda County Health Care Assistance Programs and Clinics

Our list of clinics and healthcare assistance programs includes free and income based clincs: dental and medical, health care assistant payment programs, etc.

Prescott Joseph Center - Oakland

920 Peralta Street
Oakland, CA - 94607
510-835-8683
Offers a drop-in medical clinic. Services include immunizations, flu shots, TB screening, tetanus shots, screening for diabetes and classes about prenatal and infectious diseases. Service fees based on sliding scale, but TB shots are free. Clinic is open on the second Monday of the month from 1 pm - 3 pm...

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Organization to Achieve Solutions in Substance Abuse - Oakland

520 27th Street
Oakland, CA - 94612
510-834-5442
Provides free Hepatitis C education group every Tuesday at 12pm, free Hepatitis C testing and treatment. Fees for other clinic services are based on a sliding scale. There is no longer substance abuse services being provided. No fee required for group meetings. Call for best times to come in. Hours: Tue & Wed 9 am - 4 pm..

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Highland Ambulatory Care Clinics - Oakland

1411 East 31st Street
Oakland, CA - 94602
510-437-8500
Offers primary and specialty medical services to Alameda County residents regardless of ability to pay. Services include general medicine, adult immunology, breast & cervical cancer program, dental, family planning, gynecology, HIV services, nutritionist, obstetrics, pediatrics, podiatry, emergency care and trauma center. Call to schedule an appointment. Hours: Mon-Fri 6 am - 7 pm..

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Hayward Wellness

664 Southland Mall Dr.
Hayward, CA - 94545
510-266-1700
Provides adult medicine, family planning, health maintenance, immunizations, nutritionist, pediatric clinic, podiatry clinic, pregnancy testing, refugee health screening, STD testing, women services and radiology. Fees are based upon a sliding scale depending upon income. Accept Medi-Cal and Medicare. Call and schedule an appointment. Hours: Mon-Fri 6 am - 7 pm..

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Eastmont Wellness Center - Oakland

6955 Foothill Boulevard
Oakland, CA - 94605
510-567-5700
Offers primary and specialized health care, including adult medical clinic, chest clinic, dental clinic, gynecology, immigration clinic, nutritionist, obstetrics, orthopedics, pediatrics, podiatry, women's s services and a senior health care program. Accepts Medi-Cal. Uninsured clients should call for an appointment with a billing technician for eligibility. Bring a picture ID. Call for best times to come in. Hours: Mon-Fri 7 am - 7 pm..

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Downtown Youth Clinic - Oakland

3100 Summit Street; 2nd Floor
Oakland, CA - 94609
510-921-6680
Services: Provides a CID primary health care clinic for young people aged 13-25 years. Other services include STD / CID testing and treatment, peer counseling, and education and support. The services are free. Call to make an appointment for the same day. Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ..

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Berkeley Free Clinic

2339 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA - 94704
(510) 548-2570
Open Mon-Fri from 3pm-9pm; Sat. 12pm-3pm and 6pm-9pm. TB services are only offered on Tuesday’s from 3pm-9pm. The BFC is open for telephone calls and first-come-first-served general medical services. Please call before 5:45 PM to arrange a same-evening appointment. The clinic is prepared to treat basic men's STDs, colds and sore throats, simple rashes, and skin concerns. Also tests for TB and pregnancy testing. Limited treatment for ear problems, lower respiratory concerns and urinary tract infections in women. Note: Not for long-term problems, like diabetes or HIV, or possibly life threatening problems...

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Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless - Oakland

1900 Fruitvale Avenue
Oakland, CA - 94601
510-532-1930
Provides general health care only to the homeless. Also offers Tuberculosis (TB) skin test, optical services and dental services. Services are free. Call for best times to come in. Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am - 5 pm..

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Alameda County Homeless Shelters and Homeless Assistance Programs

Our list of homeless programs include emergency homeless shelters, day shelters, homeless resources for men, women, and families. Free public showers, etc

Tri-City Health Center

40910 Fremont Blvd.
Fremont, CA - 94538
510.770.8040
Tri-City Health Center provides homeless citizens living in our community with access to critically needed health care. We have community case workers, who are able to assist homeless individuals and families living in our community by keeping them informed about the medical and social services we can provide for their health care needs...

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Jobs for Homeless Consortium

2807 Telegraph Ave.
Berkeley, CA - 94705
(510)251-6241
The Jobs Consortium is a pioneer in partnering comprehensive, client-centered, one-stop training and employment services with disabled and non-disabled homeless people in Alameda County, California. Their walk-in centers in Oakland and Berkeley have served over 8,000 homeless persons since 1988, and placed over 2,000 of them in jobs...

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Harrison House Emergency Shelter

711 Harrison St
Berkeley, CA - 94704
(510) 649-1930
You must be referred through the Berkeley Shelter Hotline at (866)-960-2132. Shelter is closed from 9am-5pm every day, open 24 hours for families. There is a separate wing for women and children. No minors are allowed unless accompanied by guardian. Facilities can accommodate 90 people. Free breakfast and dinner. Showers available Mon-Fri 7-10pm. Try to bring your own towel and soap. Wheelchair accessible...

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Fred Finch (Turning Point) - Oakland

3800 Coolidge Avenue
Oakland, CA - 94602
(510) 482-2244
Provides residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment services to young adult ages 18-25 years old. Serves clients that suffer from mental or emotional impairment, developmental disability, homelessness, trauma, substance abuse and transitioning from foster care. Services include: short and long-term treatment, mental health counseling, vocational training, educational support, independent living skills and case management. Services are free. Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm..

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Covenant House

200 Harrison Street
Oakland, CA - 94607
(510)-379-1010
Youth Shelter. Shelter provides services for youths ages 18-24 years old. 30 beds, some of the resources they provide include a shelter, case management, life skills, employment services, substance abuse workshops, and money management...

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Berkeley Oakland Support Services (BOSS)

1931 Center St
Berkeley, CA - 94704
(510)-843-3780
Drop-in center for men & women; limited services until intake complete. Services include homeless employment assistance, substance abuse treatment, advocacy, showers, washer/dryer, counseling, and adult education. Mail and message service available. Telephone use is permitted. Hours: Mondays through Wed 8am-4pm, Thurs 8am-noon, Fri 8am-2pm, Sat-Sun 8:30am-3pm. (Signups on Thursdays, 8am)..

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Alameda County Alcohol and Drug Rehab Assistance Programs

Alameda County, CA Alcohol and Drug Rehab

Local Rehab Assistance: 800-780-2294
Specialists trained to find the best treatment solutions at little to no cost. Call for location and rates for rehab.

Alameda County Various Assistance Programs

Below we list an array of other helpful resource programs we have found in Alameda County.

Women Organized to Resist Life Threatening Disease (WORLD)- Oakland

449 15th Street Suite 303
Oakland, CA - 94612
510-986-0340
Services: Offers support services for women living with CID. Services include weekly support groups, confidential counseling, practical and emotional support, 24-hour emergency emotional support, information and referrals, and bilingual and multicultural peer advocates. The services are free. Call for the best times to come. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ..

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Turning Point - Berkeley

3404 King Street
Berkeley, CA - 94703
510
601-8966..

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San Leandro Senior Community Center

13909 East 14th Street
San Leandro, CA - 94578
(510)577-3462
The City of San Leandro Senior Services Division would like to invite all adults, ages 50 and over, to participate in their wide variety of activities, classes, services, and special events. They create programs designed to promote and promote healthy independent living, improve quality of life, and build a sense of belonging and community for the elderly. From Zumba and floral arrangements to blood pressure testing, festive lunches, and more, they're sure there's something for everyone. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ..

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Pleasanton Senior Center

5353 Sunol Blvd.
Pleasanton, CA - 94566
(925)931-5365
The Pleasanton Senior Center is operated by the City of Pleasanton’s Community Services Department, and offers a wide variety of activities for older adults (50+) and developmentally disabled...

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Mastick Senior Center

1155 Santa Clara Avenue
Alameda, CA - 94501
(510)747-7500
Mastick Senior Center, a division of the City of Alameda Recreation and Park Department (ARPD), provides a well-rounded social recreation program for seniors, age 50 and older. Mastick houses a variety of programs in the areas of health, education and recreation. Members enjoy pleasant surroundings while sharing many new and interesting experiences with contemporaries. Many of our members share the spirit of volunteerism, with over 200 volunteers dedicated to keeping the Center bustling six days a week with quality programs and services...

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LARPD 50+ Programs

4444 East Ave.
Livermore, CA - 94550
(925)373-5760
The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District has a long list of free and low-cost programs for people who are 50 and older...

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Hayward Area Senior Center

22325 North Third Street
Hayward, CA - 94546
(510)881-6766
The Hayward Area Recreation & Park District's Senior Centers in Hayward & Castro Valley serves all Senior/Active Adults, 50 years of age or older. ..

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Fremont Senior Center

40086 Paseo Padre Parkway
Fremont, CA - 94538
(510)790-6600
Services: Become a member of the Senior Center and receive discounts on lunches, trips, class fees, and priority access to limited activities. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ..

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Emeryville Senior Center

4321 Salem Street
Emeryville, CA - 94608
(510)596-3730
Since 1977, the Emeryville Senior Center has been a hub of activity for the community. The Senior Center offers a variety of services and activities for older adults ages 50 and over. Membership is just $25 a year. The Senior Center is housed in the Veterans Memorial, a 1930s Art Deco building. The mission of the Senior Center is to provide a comprehensive array of activities and services that promote healthy aging and contribute to the physical, emotional, and financial well-being of older adults in our community. The city would like to thank our major funding sources, including the Alameda County Transportation Commission and the Alameda County Area Agency on Aging for providing funding to support activities and programs for older adults...

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East Bay Food Not Bombs

2700 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA - 94704
(510) 332-6535
Eat with Us rain or shine. Monday – Friday: People’s Park 2556 Haste St. Berkeley by the corner of Dwight Way & Telegraph 3pm. Thursday Oakland Serving National Recycling Center (by the entrance) 1312 Kirkham St. by Mandela Pkwy and 14th St. 1:30pm. Sunday Oakland Serving 14th & Jefferson St. by Sutter Hotel 3:30pm...

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Earth Circles Counseling Center - Oakland

560 Oakland Avenue
Oakland, CA - 94611
510-601-1929
Offers psychotherapy services for individuals, couples, families and groups. The program addresses depression, relationship conflicts, addictions, eating disorders, childhood trauma, sexual abuse, panic disorders, concerns of aging, spiritual growth and gender issues. Accepts Medi-Cal. Fees are based on a sliding scale. Call for an appointment...

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Dublin Senior Center

7600 Amador Valley Blvd
Dublin, CA - 94568
(925)556-4511
The Dublin Senior Center offers a variety of classes, activities, and programs that engage the mind, body, and spirit...

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Downtown Oakland Senior Center

200 Grand Ave
Oakland, CA - 94610
(510)238-3284
Life may not begin at 55, but here at the Downtown Oakland Senior Center (DOSC) we believe life starts getting better! Our center is a terrific place to socialize and interact with other active seniors.Located across from Lake Merritt, Downtown Oakland Senior Center is Oakland's oldest and largest senior center. Downtown Oakland Senior Center focuses on providing seniors with innovative programs and services that address the physical, mental, and emotional well being of older adults...

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Clark W. Redeker Newark Senior Center

7401 Enterprise Drive
Newark, CA - 94560
(510)578-4840
The city of Newark offers a fantastic program for their elderly residents to come along and take a look. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm ..

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Albany Senior Center

846 Masonic Avenue
Albany, CA - 94706
(510)524-9122
The Albany Senior Center is a division of the Albany Recreation and Community Services Department and provides a comprehensive array of services, social and recreational programs, to meet the needs of adults 50 and older in the community enhancing their quality of life and helping them to remain active, healthy and independent...

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Alameda County Bar Association - Oakland

70 Washington Street
Oakland, CA - 94607
510-302-2222
Provides a legal service called Volunteer Legal Services Corporation which offers legal assistance to low-income residents in Alameda County with certain non-criminal legal issues such as: divorce, general family law advice, custody, visitation, and immigration/citizenship and landlord eviction assistance. Volunteer attorneys provide all the legal work free of charge. Call for additional information...

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