Community Resources

Outside Resources for Families

 

Food Banks

Alameda County Food Banks http://foodnow.net/ 

1-800-870-FOOD (3663) or 1-510-635-3663

 

Legal Aid

https://baylegal.org/

Legal Advice Line: 800-551-5554

 

Free/low cost Mental Health:

Suicide Prevention:

Suicidepreventionlifeline.org 

1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK)

 

COVID mental health/Stress Support 

https://calhope.dhcs.ca.gov/

833.317.HOPE(4673)

 

Mental Health Association of Alameda County

http://mhaac.org/support/mental-health-resources/community-mental-health-resources.html

 

Family Paths, Inc. (formerly Parental Stress Service)

https://familypaths.org/

24-hour parent support hotline-- 800.829.3777

 

Domestic Violence Resource Guide for Alameda County

http://www.acphd.org/media/88820/domestic_violence.pdf

 

Crisis Support Services of Alameda County

https://www.crisissupport.org/

 

Alameda County Behavioral Health

http://www.acbhcs.org/

 

LGBTQ Resources

Oakland LGBTQ Community Center at www.oaklandlgbtqcenter.org

 

The Trevor Project  https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

 

Born This Way Foundation https://bornthisway.foundation/

 

Free or Low Cost English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

Master List for classes in the East Bay:

http://eastbayrefugeeforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/ESL_classes.pdf

 

Public Policy Information:

Public Policy Institute of California 

www.ppic.org

 

Health Coverage and Care for Undocumented Immigrants:

https://www.alamedahealthconsortium.org/health-center/

 

Public Libraries:

Oakland:

https://oaklandlibrary.org/using-library/locations-hours

San Leandro:

https://www.sanleandro.org/depts/library/about_us/library_locations_n_hours.asp

Berkeley:

https://www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org/locations

Alameda: 

https://www.alamedaca.gov/Departments/Library

Hayward:https://www.hayward-ca.gov/public-library

 

Children with Incarcerated Parents:

https://youth.gov/youth-topics/children-of-incarcerated-parents/services-and-supports-children-and-families

 

Rideshare Apps for Transporting Kids:

Kango

Carseats: Forward-facing carseats and boosters are provided at no extra charge when requested for the ride. Kango guarantees correct installation of seats.

Pricing model: Monthly subscription ($9, first month free) plus per ride charge, minimum $16. Babysitting $15-$20/hr after or before ride.

Discount: Use code 510FAM20 to save $20 on Kango

HopSkipDrive

Requirements: Riders must be at least 6 years old

Carseats: Children can bring their own boosters or HopSkipDrive will provide them for any riders under age 8.

Pricing model: You'll need to use the ride estimate calculator to estimate the fare. Rides for a single-family start at $18. Carpools start at $7 per family.

Zum

Requirements: Riders must be ages 5-15

Carseats: Parents can specify if they want a booster seat assigned to their child for all rides. Zum does not currently provide car seats for younger children.

Pricing model: Rides start at $16 and additional care can be added on at the rate of $6 per quarter hour. Carpools start at $8 per child.



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