Useful Information For College Students
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
California Department of Motor Vehicles
1- 800-777-0133 |www.dmv.ca.gov
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
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
Child Care Links
Provide resources and referrals, subsidy, child care health and nutrition program
Provide referrals for mental health and substance abuse services
Center For Family Counseling
Confidential counseling services to families in East Oakland
510-562-3731 | www.family-counseling.org
Casa del Sol
Mental health services; domestic violence support; parent education/support groups
Job listings, career assessment tools, career exploration, resume preparation
(formerly East Bay Conservation Corps)
Job training, high school diploma completion, internships.
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Housing and supportive services for former foster youth aged 16-23.
Emergency shelter, transitional housing, supportive services.
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.*
Alameda County Bar Association
Children's Hospital Teen Clinic
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
Substance Abuse Services
Support for friends and family of problem drinkers
Si Se Puede
Provide substance abuse services to youth ages 7-18
510-532-5995 | 510-436-4330
Assists with quitting cigarettes and weed. On site at Castlemont
Hip hop classes, recording studios, career and education center, café, martial arts, medical and mental health services.
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
Financial aid information for California residents
1-888-224-7268 Cal Grants
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If you are in need of immediate emergency shelter and housing assistance, please contact: Eden Information & Referral at 510-537-2552 or the Bay Area Helpline at 1-800-273-6222.Emergency Housing If you are in need of immediate emergency shelter and housing assistance, please contact: Eden Information & Referral at 510-537-2552 or the Bay Area Helpline at 1-800-273-6222.
Robinson Room and Board:
Single family home, that provides shared housing, for single male adults, 21 and up, who are homeless, or at-risk of becoming homeless. (510) 568-7953