Other Resources

If you are in immediate danger or having a medical emergency, call 911.

For easy access to housing and critical health & human services information and referrals 24 hours a day, call 2-1-1 or visit Eden I & R.


Resources For Youth In Transition

Download B:E's resource guide to Alameda County services for transition aged youth. Find agencies and services to help you with housing, medical care, food assistance, legal issues, and more.


Crisis Services

Alameda County Crisis Support Services
24-hour telephone support during times of crisis.
1-800-309-2131

A Safe Place
24-hour domestic violence crisis line offering information and referrals to services and shelter.
(510) 536-SAFE

Alameda County Child Abuse Hotline
(510) 259-1800


County & State

Alameda County Social Services Agency
1-888-999-4772

Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services
Mental health and substance abuse services for County residents.

Alameda County Board of Supervisors
Legislative body of Alameda County.

Alameda County Foster Youth Services
Providing educational support and advocacy for foster youth age 5-18
(510) 601-9813

California Children & Family Services Division – Foster Care


Policy & Advocacy

Foster Youth Alliance
A coalition of organizations serving transitioning foster youth in Alameda County
(510) 452-7400

John Burton Foundation
Grantmaking, public policy & advocacy, independent research, coalition building and community organizing on foster care issues.
(415) 348-0011

Casey Family Programs
Casey Family Programs' mission is to provide and improve—and ultimately to prevent the need for—foster care.
(510) 444-4025 or (888) 645-0616

Honoring Emancipated Youth
Policy advocacy on issues affecting current and former foster youth.
(415) 808-4435


For Foster Youth

Foster Care Help Line
Learn about your rights as a youth in the foster system, ask questions, get assistance.
1-877-846-1602

Alameda County Independent Living Skills Program
Pre-emancipation life skills classes for foster and probation teens.
(510) 434-3333


For Foster Parents & Prospective Foster Parents

Alameda County Foster Parent Association
(510) 430-0942

A Pathway To Home - Alameda County Faith Initiative
A coalition of faith communities dedicated to finding loving homes for foster children.
(510) 444-6944


Legal Services

East Bay Community Law Center
Free legal services in the areas of housing, welfare, HIV & health, homelessness, economic development, criminal record expungement.
(510) 548-4040

Bay Area Legal Aid
Free legal services in the areas of housing, domestic violence, public benefits, and health for low-income individuals and families.
(510) 663-4755 or 1-800-551-5554

Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund
Legal assistance and policy advocacy for individuals with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities.
(510) 644-2555


Other Resources

Court Appointed Special Advocates
Volunteers advocating for the interests of youth in the dependency system.
(510) 618-1950

STARS Community Services
Behavioral health programs for children, adolescents, adults & families
(510) 352-9200

Be A Mentor
Matching responsible and caring adults with youth to help them their full potential.
(510) 795-6488

Fred Finch Youth Center
Residential, mental health, special education and community based services for severely emotionally disturbed youth, ages 4 through 24.
(510) 482-2244

Seneca Center
Community-based and family-focused treatment services for children and families.
(510) 481-1222

CPR Classes in Oakland/Berkeley
American Heart Association CPR & First-aid renewal and certification training courses in Alameda County.
(510) 225-6216

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