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Crisis and Suicide Hotline
Assistance with any type of crisis
1-800-309-2131 |
Domestic Violence Crisis line
Assistance with any type of domestic violence
510-562-3731 |
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 |
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|
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
rovide 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 |
Children's Hospital Youth Uprising Health Center
Mental health and medical services
510-428-3556 |
Casa del Sol

Mental health services; domestic violence support; parent education/support groups

Substance use and mental health disorders

American Addiction Centers

Drug and Alcoholism Recovery Centers and Resources

Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers

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
Job listings, career assessment tools, career exploration, resume preparation
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.
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, who raises awareness on the dangers of addiction and helps young adults stay drug-free (, and HealthCorps, who also
promotes healthy living among teens (
Legal Services
Alameda County Bar Association
Bay Area Legal Aid
1-877-346-4529 | 510-663-4744 |
Medical Services
Children's Hospital
510-428-3885 |
Children's Hospital Teen Clinic
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 |
Youth UpRising Health Center

Substance Abuse Services
Support for friends and family of problem drinkers
Alcoholics Anonymous
Call for meeting times
510-839-8900 |
Mujeres Con Esperanza
Support groups; counseling; support for families
510-261-3398 |
Narcotics Anonymous
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
Teen Services
Youth Alive
Gang and violence intervention
510-594-2588 ext. 300 |
Girls Inc.
Youth UpRising
Hip hop classes, recording studios, career and education center, café, martial arts, medical and mental health services.
Teen 411
510-670-4223 |
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.

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

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.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