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Youth Resources
 
Crisis and Suicide Hotline
Assistance with any type of crisis
1-800-309-2131 | www.crisishotline.org
 
Domestic Violence Crisis line
Assistance with any type of domestic violence
510-562-3731 | www.absolutewoman.net/californiaabuse.htm
 
Rape Crisis Hotline
For victims of any type of sexual assault.
510-845-7273 | rape crisis website
 
Alameda County Social Services
General Information 1-888-999-4772
 
Birth Certificates/ California Identification Card, Driver’s License Alameda County Clerk-Recorder’s Office
1106 Madision Street, Oakland
510-272-6362
 
California Department of Motor Vehicles
1- 800-777-0133 |www.dmv.ca.gov
 
Dental
Denti-Cal for Medi-Cal Members
Dental Services are currently provided as one of the many benefits under the Medi-Cal program
1-800-952-5253, 1-800-322-6384| www.denti-cal.ca.gov
 
Healthy Kids, Healthy Teeth – Office of Dental Health
Free dental services for children birth to 5, who have Medi-cal, and live in Alameda County
510-268-2492, 510-268-2017
 
Childcare Bananas Child Care Referral (North County)
Provide free parenting information, workshops and referrals to family child care, child care centers, preschools, babysitters, in-home caregivers, nannies and playgroups
510-658-0381| www.bananasinc.org
 
Child Care Links
Provide resources and referrals, subsidy, child care health and nutrition program
925-417-8733| www.childcarelinks.org
Counseling
 
Accessline
Provide referrals for mental health and substance abuse services
1-800-491-9099
 
Center For Family Counseling
Confidential counseling services to families in East Oakland
510-562-3731 | www.family-counseling.org
 
Children's Hospital Youth Uprising Health Center
Mental health and medical services
510-428-3556 | www.childrenshospitaloakland.org
Casa del Sol

Mental health services; domestic violence support; parent education/support groups
510-535-4170
 
Employment Links
 
Youth Employment Partnership
Training, internships, summer jobs
(510) 533-3447
 
Pivotal Point Youth Services
Job readiness, vocational training, internships, entrepreneurship classes.
(510) 536-6604
 
Alameda County Workforce Investment Board
One-stop career centers, job postings, career assessments, resume preparation and more
(510) 259-3842
 
Oakland Private Industry Council
One-stop career centers, job postings, career assessments, summer jobs, training programs
(510) 768-4400
 
EASTBAY Works
Job listings, career assessment tools, career exploration, resume preparation
1-866-EBWORKS
 
Civicorps (formerly East Bay Conservation Corps)
Job training, high school diploma completion, internships.
(510) 992-7800
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Housing and supportive services for former foster youth aged 16-23.
(510) 272-0979
 
Emergency shelter, transitional housing, supportive services.
(510) 379-1010
 
DreamCatcher Emergency Youth Shelter
Shelter and support center for youth aged 13-18.
1-800-379-1114
 
YEAH! Youth Emergency Assistance Hostel
Seasonal shelter and supportive services for homeless youth aged 18-25. Open during the winter rainy season. *As of 2/20/08, intakes for the Winter 2007-2008 season are closed. Intakes for Winter 2008-2009 will be accepted starting in November 2008.*
(510) 704-9867

AddictionResource.com, who raises awareness on the dangers of addiction and helps young adults stay drug-free (https://addictionresource.com/), and HealthCorps, who also
promotes healthy living among teens (https://www.healthcorps.org/).
 
Legal Services
 
Alameda County Bar Association
510-893-7160| www.acbanet.org
Bay Area Legal Aid
1-877-346-4529 | 510-663-4744 | www.baylegal.org
 
Medical Services
 
Children's Hospital
510-428-3885 | www.childrenshospitaloakland.org
 
Children's Hospital Teen Clinic
510-428-3387
 
La Clinica De La Raza
510-535-3500 | www.laclinica .org
 
Planned Parenthood
Offers low to no cost primary health care offering more than reproductive health care.
1-800-967-7526 | www.plannedparenthood.org
 
Youth UpRising Health Center
510-428-3556

Substance Abuse Services
 
Alanon
Support for friends and family of problem drinkers
510-276-2270
 
Alcoholics Anonymous
Call for meeting times
510-839-8900 | www.eastbayaa.org
 
Mujeres Con Esperanza
Support groups; counseling; support for families
510-261-3398 | www.alcoholism.about.com/od/tx_oakland/
 
Narcotics Anonymous
510-536-4760
 
Si Se Puede
Provide substance abuse services to youth ages 7-18
510-532-5995 | 510-436-4330
Tupe

Assists with quitting cigarettes and weed. On site at Castlemont
1-925-548-0621
 
Teen Services
 
Youth Alive
Gang and violence intervention
510-594-2588 ext. 300 | www.youthalive.org
 
Girls Inc.
510-357-5515
 
Youth UpRising
Hip hop classes, recording studios, career and education center, café, martial arts, medical and mental health services.
510-777-9909
 
Teen 411
510-670-4223 | www.teen411.info
 
Online Resource Guides
 
Check out the Resource pages of the Alameda County Foster Youth Alliance website for a thorough listing of Bay Area resources, many specifically for transitioning foster youth. www.fosteryouthhelp.ca.gov

The website of the California Office of Foster Care Ombudsperson contains valuable information about the rights of youth in foster care. The Office of the Ombudsperson serves as an independent forum for investigating and resolving complaints made by or on behalf of youth in foster care and provides youth with information regarding the rights. To contact the Alameda County Ombudsperson's Office, call (510) 268-2365.
 
Education LinksILSP Book Money
Assistance with books and supplies for Alameda County foster and former foster youth enrolled in accredited colleges or vocational schools. To be eligible, you must be taking at least 6 units and maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average. If you maintain a 3.0 you can receive even more money! California Chafee Grant Program

Grants for current and former foster youth attending college, career or technical school who meet the eligibility requirements. FAFSA

Free Application for Federal Student Aid California Student Aid Commission

Financial aid information for California residents
1-888-224-7268 Cal Grants

Grants for California students attending college, university, career, or technical school. main body content end