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Alameda County Behavioral Health
Mental health and substance abuse services for the people of Alameda County.
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency (HCSA) works in partnership to provide high quality services, foster safe and healthy communities, and promote fair and inclusive opportunities for all residents. This is accomplished by the work of HCSA's four departments: Behavioral Health, Environmental Health, Office of the Agency Director (OAD), and Public Health.
Alameda County Social Services Agency
The County of Alameda Social Services Agency (SSA) provides basic safety net services to at risk children, families, and adults. SSA provides services through its administration and operating departments - Adult and Aging Services, Children and Family Services, and Workforce and Benefits Administration. SSA administers Public Safety Net Benefit Programs to include CalWORKS, CalFRESH, MediCal, Refugee Cash Assistance, General Assistance, domestic violence resources, employment and job training supportive services/referrals, and emergency shelter service. Seat of the County Refugee Coordinator.
4Cs of Alameda County
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4Cs of Alameda County offers an extensive database of state-licensed child care providers, payment assistance programs,  and family supports with a helpful staff of specialists who speak multiple languages. We also support local child care providers with free and low cost training, business counseling, professional development, and supports in order to improve the quality of child care services within Alameda County.
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511 SF Bay
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511 is your phone and web source for Bay Area traffic, transit, carpool, vanpool, and bicycling information. It's FREE and available whenever you need it – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – from anywhere in the nine-county Bay Area. Call 511 or visit 511.org.
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ACCESS Program – Alameda County Behavioral Health
Alameda County Behavioral Health's (ACBH) ACCESS Program is the system wide point of contact for information, screening and referrals for mental health and substance use services and treatment for Alameda County residents.
Acute & Crisis Services – Alameda County Behavioral Health
Alameda County Behavioral Health (ACBH) operates a variety of crisis services and Mobile Crisis Teams to respond to individuals in the community experiencing an acute behavioral health crisis. In addition to crisis services (ACBH) operates an Acute Care Management Team to assist in arranging care transitions between levels of care within the behavioral health care system.
Afghan Coalition
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Afghan Coalition is an Ethnic Community-Based Organization led by Afghans that provides a variety of different services to the community.
Afghan Path Towards Wellness – North Alameda County (International Rescue Committee – Oakland)
Afghan Path Towards Wellness offers Support Groups for Afghan adults who live in North Alameda County. Our mission is to provide a safe and supportive space for Afghan adults to embark on a journey towards improved well-being, mental health, and personal growth.
Afghan Support and Investment Program (ASIP) (Refugee Programs Bureau)
ASIP is no longer an active program. Information below is shared to provide information about the transition out of ASIP.

The Afghan Support and Investment Program (ASIP) provides rental subsidy support to eligible Afghan newcomer households across the state of California.  The Refugee Programs Bureau (RPB) has used ASIP to serve more than 1,440 households since March 2022.  While ASIP was originally designed with a program sunset date of September 30, 2023, the CDSS has recommended a revised sunset date of September 30, 2024.  As a result of the decision to pursue a limited expansion of ASIP, a select number of prior applicants are being considered for re-evaluation in the program under the original proposed terms of ASIP (i.e., assistance amounts, service length, subsidy amount, and certifications).

While the CDSS and CCDSD anticipate significant public interest in the ASIP expansion, particularly amongst individuals who missed the application cutoff date of September 30, 2022, ASIP will NOT be accepting new applications at the present. 

Please refer to UPDATE 11/27/23 for the most current information.
Afghanistan Cultural Quick Reference Guide
This new two-page Cultural Quick Reference Guide for Afghanistan supports the provider-client relationship by giving country-specific information on cultural norms, health practices, and courtesies to observe to enhance communication.
African Advocacy Network
The African Advocacy Network (AAN) is a San Francisco-based nonprofit founded in 2009 to serve the growing Diaspora of African and Afro-Caribbean immigrants. AAN provides immigration legal services, case management, and social integration services based on a unique Cultural Brokering model.
African Communities Program (Partnerships for Trauma Recovery)
African Communities Program addresses the psychosocial impacts of trauma among international survivors of human rights abuses through culturally aware, trauma-informed, and linguistically accessible mental health care, outreach, professional training, and policy advocacy.
AHS Specialty Mental Health Prevention Program – North Alameda County (Asian Health Services)
AHS Specialty Mental Health (SMH) Prevention Program serves East Asian language community residents in Alameda County seeking mental health support. Services include community outreach, workshops, individual and community consultations, preventative counseling, and support groups. Services provided are free. Our services are supported by the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Alameda County Behavioral Health.
Alameda County Community Food Bank
The Alameda County Community Food Bank is a non-profit organization that supplies food to California food pantries and soup kitchens.
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Alameda County Family Justice Center
Alameda County Family Justice Center consists of over 30 onsite and over 50 offsite agencies and programs that provide services to support individuals and families who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault and exploitation, child abuse, elder and dependent adult abuse, and stalking. Our mission is to ensure the safety, healing, and self-empowerment of victims.
Alameda County Food Bank Distribution Locations
Alameda County food bank distribution locations.
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Alameda County Health Centers – Alameda Health Consortium
CHCN health centers are based in Alameda County, California, and have extended services to surrounding counties. The eight CHCN health centers which make up the Network, currently serve more than 130,000 people at more than 94 sites of care. Many of the health centers also provide mental health, dental and preventive health programs.
Alameda County Housing Portal
Alameda County Housing Portal - a project of the Alameda County - Housing and Community Development (HCD) Department - offers comprehensive links to housing assistance throughout Alameda County.
Alameda County Medical Center — Eastmont Wellness
Alameda County Medical Center Eastmont Wellness provides Refugee Health Screening Services in Alameda County as well as ongoing primary care for adults and children.
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Alcohol Rehab Guide
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Alcohol Rehab Guide is an informational web source dedicated to supporting and helping anyone battling alcoholism or co-occurring behavioral and mental health disorders. Our goal at Alcohol Rehab Guide is to support those affected by or battling alcoholism and co-occurring disorders through reliable information.
AlcoholHelp
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AlcoholHelp is a free online information hub that creates educational articles about substance misuse, and co-occurring behavioral and mental health disorders for people of all demographics nationwide.
AllyNetwork – Diversity in Health Training Institute
AllyNetwork is a web-based app that provides a listing of bilingual/bicultural mental health and wellness professionals and resources for trauma-informed support and resources, with the goal to increase access to and use of mental health and wellness services for immigrants, refugees, and asylees, and immigrant youth, through a web-based app that provides a listing of bilingual/bicultural mental health and wellness professionals and resources for trauma-informed support and resources.
AMPLIFY!
Amplify! African American Statewide Coordinating Center (AACC) is funded to rebuild/increase the capacity of African American/African Immigrant communities to conduct meaningful and relevant tobacco control programs and activities statewide.
APPNA Community Health Center of the SF Bay Area
APPNA Community Health Center of the SF Bay Area is a safety-net clinic providing quality health care services to the under-served members of our community in a culturally sensitive and compassionate environment regardless of age, gender, race or religion.
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ARISE Asian Wellness Project – South Alameda County (a program of Bay Area Community Health, formerly Tri City Health Center)
Arise Asian Wellness Project is a Mental Health Prevention and Early Intervention program that aims to promote emotional and mental well-being through education and consultation. We provide FREE workshops, individual preventative counseling, support groups, and community events for youth, adults, and families of the East Asian Community in South Alameda County. We also assist with connecting participants to care.
Asian Community Wellness Program – North Alameda County (Korean Community Center of the East Bay)
Asian Community Wellness Program (ACWP) provides mental health wellness outreach, awareness, education, consultation, stigma reduction, counseling services, and case management support to East Asians (Chinese, Mongolian, Korean, Japanese), and other Asian and Pacific Islanders (API) community members in North Alameda County. In addition, ACWP provides culturally responsive and trauma-informed services and access to community resources without insurance requirements.
Asian Health Services
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Asian Health Services provides health, social, and advocacy services for all regardless of income, insurance status, immigration status, language, or culture. Our approach to wellbeing focuses on “whole patient health,” which is why we provide more than primary care services, including mental health, case management, nutrition, and dental care to more than 50,000 patients in English and 14 languages: Korean, ASL, Lao, Burmese, Mandarin, Cantonese, French, Mien, Karen, Mongolian, Karenni, Tagalog, Khmer, and Vietnamese. We offer medical, dental, and mental health services for all ages.
Asian Pacific Islander Community Collaborative (APICC)
The Asian Pacific Islander Community Collaborative (APICC) is a collection of over 30 Asian and Asian Pacific Islander (API) community-based organizations that provide services to the 5th Supervisorial District; it was established in December 2002 by Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson. APICC advocates for and promotes linguistically and culturally accessible County services for Asian and Asian Pacific Islander Americans. Our focus is on language access, employment, and social services issues, and we will work with community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, and businesses that serve API communities.
Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (API Legal Outreach)
Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (API Legal Outreach) is a non-profit promoting the development, empowerment, and self-reliance of the community through providing culturally competent legal, social, and educational services. API Legal Outreach's mission is to provide culturally competent and linguistically appropriate legal representation, social services, and advocacy for the most marginalized segments of the community including low-income women, seniors, recent immigrants, and youth.
Asian Resource Network (Diversity in Health Training Institute)
Asian Resource Network connects Bay Area families in need with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) service providers.
Asian Women’s Shelter
Asian Women’s Shelter works to eliminate domestic violence in communities by promoting the social, economic, and political self-determination of women and all survivors of violence and oppression. They have a 24-hour crisis hotline: 1-877-751-0880
At Home Humanitarian
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At Home Humanitarian is a grassroots effort focused on socially integrating refugees, asylees, and immigrants while building tolerance and understanding throughout their new communities. Our core work focuses on mentor matching, community acculturation events, and providing extracurricular opportunities. Mentorships, outings, and scholarships.
Bananas Child Care and Resources
Banana's programs and services include assisting families find and pay for quality child care, parenting workshops, playgroups and professional development for all types of early care and education providers. Our support allows working families to thrive and be confident their children are in quality and nurturing learning environments.
Bay Area Community Health
Bay Area Community Health (BACH) provides high-quality healthcare services, regardless of immigration status, ethnicity, disability, or ability to pay.
Bay Area Community Services
Bay Area Community Services (BACS) runs several Housing Resource Centers, Housing Liaison, Housing Education and Counseling. In Contra Costa County, BACS runs Don Brown Housing First in Antioch, which provides rapid re-housing for Contra Costa homeless who need support for mental health issues.
Bay Area Immigrant and Refugee Services
Bay Area Immigrant and Refugee Services (BAIRS) provides comprehensive services that assist all Immigrants and all refugees in gaining self-sufficiency, no matter where in the US.
Bay Area Legal Aid
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Bay Area Legal Aid provides low-income clients with free civil legal assistance, including legal advice and counsel, effective referrals, and legal representation to help clients protect their families, their health, and their livelihoods.
Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (BRYCS)
Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (BRYCS) aims to strengthen the capacity of refugee-serving and mainstream organizations across the U.S. to empower and ensure the successful development of refugee children, youth, and their families.
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