Community Resources

Outside Resources for Families


Food Banks

Alameda County Food Banks 

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


Legal Aid

Legal Advice Line: 800-551-5554


Free/low cost Mental Health:

Suicide Prevention: 

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


COVID mental health/Stress Support



Mental Health Association of Alameda County


Family Paths, Inc. (formerly Parental Stress Service)

24-hour parent support hotline-- 800.829.3777


Domestic Violence Resource Guide for Alameda County


Crisis Support Services of Alameda County


Alameda County Behavioral Health


LGBTQ Resources

Oakland LGBTQ Community Center at


The Trevor Project


Born This Way Foundation


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

Master List for classes in the East Bay:


Public Policy Information:

Public Policy Institute of California


Health Coverage and Care for Undocumented Immigrants:


Public Libraries:


San Leandro:





Free Tutoring with a Library Card


Technical Support for Urban Montessori Devices and Accounts:


Low-Cost Internet and Free & Discounted Devices at Oakland Tech Exchange:


Children with Incarcerated Parents:


Rideshare Apps for Transporting Kids:


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


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.


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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