Children and Families

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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Alameda County
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 Resource Network (Diversity in Health Training Institute)
Asian Resource Network connects Bay Area families in need with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) service providers.
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 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.
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.
Brighter Beginnings
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Brighter Beginnings provides social and medical services to low-income families in the East Bay.
Catholic Charities of the East Bay (CCEB)
Catholic Charities East Bay helps vulnerable communities within Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, providing housing assistance, general legal services, social services, social support and mental health services, financial assistance and resources, financial literacy, emergency shelter services.
Center for Empowering Refugees & Immigrants (CERI)
Center for Empowering Refugees & Immigrants (CERI) serves refugees and immigrants affected by war, torture, genocide or other extreme traumas so as to improve their emotional, physical, social and economic wellbeing.
Center of Excellence for Immigrant Child Health & Wellbeing
The Center of Excellence for Immigrant Child Health and Wellbeing (CoE) (at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland, California) serves as the infrastructure for collective action to address the health of children in immigrant families through education, evidence-based clinical services, and advocacy.
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Bay Area
Child Care – Alameda County Social Services Agency
The Alameda County Social Services Agency provides child care subsidies for children 0 to 12 years of age and are made available to eligible families on a time-limited basis.
Children’s Services – Davis Street
Every day, countless parents like you are searching for quality, affordable, dependable child care. Davis Street helps meet these needs by offering a voucher parental choice program or a stimulating, nurturing and inclusive environment in our own child development centers.
Church World Service
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Church World Service (CWS) serves refugees, immigrants, and asylees in Northern California. CWS’s office in Walnut Creek will help refugees resettle, form long-lasting relationships in the community and maintain their own basic needs in a sustainable lifestyle. CWS NorCal operates several programs to serve unaccompanied children who mostly come through the southern border, and refugees, immigrants, and asylees families and individuals.
DreamCatcher Youth Services
DreamCatcher Youth Services is a non-profit youth shelter that provides Emergency Sanctuary for youth ages 13-18 who are experiencing homelessness or human trafficking and supports for youth ages 18 to 24 who are experiencing homelessness.
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Statewide
Eden I & R, Inc.
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A free, non-emergency confidential phone number with multilingual representatives available, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, with referrals to low cost housing, emergency shelter, and safety net services for residents within Alameda County.
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Alameda County
First 5 Alameda County
First 5 Alameda County helps young children grow up healthy and ready to learn during the most important time in their development.
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Alameda County
Hively
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Hively helps parents find and pay for quality child care, provides parent education and support to ensure that children get the best start possible, guidance and training for people interested in building sustainable, high quality child care businesses, and helps adults and children through challenging life situations. 
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Alameda County
La Clínica de la Raza
La Clínica provides multi-lingual, accessible full-scope health care services in the East Bay, no matter a patient’s income level or insurance status.
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Bay Area
Lao Family Community Development, Inc.
Lao Family Community Development, Inc. (LFCD) assists diverse refugee, immigrant, limited English, and low-income U.S. born community members in achieving long-term financial and social self-sufficiency. We encourage our community members to establish goals, believe in themselves, and become active, contributing members of society.
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Bay Area
Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC)
The Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC) has presented countless high-quality cultural programs including performances, workshops, festivals, school tours, classes, and exhibitions. OACC builds vibrant communities through Asian and Pacific Islander arts and cultural programs that foster inter-generational and cross-cultural dialogue and understanding, collaboration, and social justice.
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Bay Area
Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
A six-acre community park and museum in the Fruitvale district of Oakland replete with outdoor exhibits, special gardens, and built structures—both new and historical.
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Bay Area
Refugee & Immigrant Transitions
Provides free education, family engagement, and community leadership programs. Students have sought refuge due to war, violence, persecution, or economic duress.
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Bay Area
San Mateo County Human Services Agency (HSA)
Offers a wide range of services designed to assist individuals and families achieve economic self-sufficiency, collaborate with other agencies to strengthen our communities, and ensure child safety and well-being. 
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San Mateo County
STAND! For Families Free of Violence
A domestic violence service provider in Contra Costa County providing prevention, intervention, and treatment programs in community partnership to stop domestic violence and child abuse.
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Contra Costa County
oakland lgbtq center
The LGBT community center has social events, educational programs, health programs, and counsellors. There are support groups for young people, queer people, bisexual people, and transgender people. There are trainings and workshops for help with jobs. There is free therapy, art classes, yoga classes, and support for mental health.
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Bay Area
UCSF Benioff Center of Excellence for Immigrant Child Health and Wellbeing
Serves as an institutional and community hub to support interventions that contribute to equitable healthcare and healthy, resilient children regardless of immigration status. It is among the first of its kind at a children’s hospital in the U.S.
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Bay Area
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