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RESOURCES BY LOCATION

Dublin Police- Open Pharmaceutical Disposal Site

Dublin Police Services is proud to announce the opening of a new pharmaceutical disposal site in the lobby of the Dublin Police Department. This is a free service open to the public. Controlled prescription medications, as well as over-the-counter medications, will be accepted for disposal.

Location: 100 Civic Plaza, Dublin
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

To receive the most up-to-date public safety information from Dublin Police, follow them on Twitter at @DublinCAPolice.

Tri-Valley One Stop Career Center/Coaching/Job Board

Tri-Valley One Stop Career Center community resource connects job seekers with employment and career development opportunities.  The center offers workshops on interview skills, resume writing, basic computer classes and more.

When:  Monday – Wednesday, 9am – 5pm; Thursday 9am – 7pm.

Where:  6300 Village Parkway, Suite 100, Dublin

For more information look on their website or call 925-560-9431

Check out the hundreds of job opportunities on One Stop Job Board online

Divorce Care – VCC

Valley Christian Center offers a divorce care class to all those struggling with divorce issues.  Last class will be 8/31/17.  New fall classes will begin in October.

To register or find more information, contact Tawni Garcia at tgarcia@comediscovervcc.org

Housing Choices for Alameda County – Search Database

Housing CHOICES is a collaborative housing information and education effort focused on expanding housing choices for low-income Alameda County residents.  Finding an affordable place to live should be less about whom you know and more about making informed personal choices with the best information available.

BEFORE you start your housing search try this site first achousingchoices.org

This website offers a searchable database with a range of different types of housing opportunities. The site also contains other useful information and resources related to finding and keeping a home.

Much of the information contained on this website is also available by calling
2-1-1” Alameda County’s health and human services hotline.

If you have suggestions on how we can make this a more useful resource for you, please contact us at 510-537-2710 or housing@edenir.org.

 

Spectrum Community Services, HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) & Weatherization

Spectrum Community Services Inc., administers federally-funded programs to help low-income household pay their energy bills (HEAP, Home Energy Assistance Program) and provide energy-savings measures (Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program) to people who meet the eligibility requirements.  See website for application packet and/or application pick up locations in Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore.

HEAP :  (510) 881-0300 ext 216, 214 (Spanish) or 225 – Eligibility based on household’s total monthly income, which can not exceed HEAP income guidelines.  Funds are for household with low income and high energy costs, prioritizing households with elderly, disabled persons and/or children under six years old.

Weatherization: (510) 881-0300 ext. 272 – As federally funded program, Spectrum can give energy savings measure to people who meet eligibility requirements.  Priorities are placed on households with seniors (60+), disabled, and children under 6.

Website: www.spectrumcs.org  for more information and current gross income guidelines

Spectrum Community Services Inc. HEAP & Weatherization, P.O.Box 4317, Hayward, CA   94540

Love Never Fails

Love Never Fails is committed to restoration, education and protection of youth involved or at risk of becoming involved in domestic sex trafficking.  This 501 (c)(3) offers housing, education, mentoring & health services, workforce development, street outreach, missing person search and community activism.

Volunteers:   Join us for our monthly action network meetings on the 1st Sunday of every month. Meet our Directors and learn about our programs and current needs. Fill out the Form on the volunteer site if you are interested in volunteering with us.

To learn more: www.loveneverfailsus.com

For help: (844) 249-2698

Contact: email Love Never Fails

Love Never Fails: 6937 Village Parkway, #2074, Dublin

AIDS Housing Information Project (AHIP)

AHIP is a program of Eden I & R ( 211) that serves the Alameda County community, and is funded by Alameda County HCD and the City of Oakland HOPWA Grant.  Eden I & R (Information & Referral) is a non-profit agency committed to linking Alameda County families with a range of community resources.

AHIP is part of the RHRP (Roving Housing Resource Programs) that assist individual and families who are low-income and at-risk of becoming homeless in accessing and leveraging community resources.

AHIP will assess your needs and make appropriate referral to housing and social services in Alameda County.  AHIP staff work with AIDS service organizations and case managers throughout Alameda County who serve People Living with HIV/AIDS,  (PLWHA), their families, friends, and caregivers.

AHIP also provides housing workshops designed for both PLWHA and case managers.  Focus of the “Housing 101” workshop includes search strategies.  Contact AHIP for more information.

Website: www.211alamedacounty.org

Call: (510) 537-2710  Eden I & R, 570 B Street, Hayward

AHIP local number: (510) 537-2600 open Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm

Child Care Links- Car Seat/Booster Seat Program

Contact Child Care Links to learn about how you can receive a FREE car seat, or booster seat, to replace your outgrown, damaged, or recalled seat. Free car seats are also available to low income families, families experiencing challenging situations, or are in need. Child Care Links is a non-profit, tax-exempt agency.

Contact: Child Care Links, 6601 Owens Drive, Suite 100, Pleasanton

Website: www.childcarelinks.org

Call: (925) 417-8733 or email info@childcarelinks.org

Alameda County Clerk – Dublin Satellite Recorder’s Office

New satellite office opened in 2015 in Dublin to make its services more accessible to people who live or work in the county’s southern and eastern areas.  The new office is within walking distance of West Dublin BART station.  Service offerings will include certified copies of vital records (birth, death and marriage certificates), certified copies of official public records (recorded real estate documents) and document recording.  A customer research area will also be provided.

Where: 7600 Dublin Boulevard, Dublin

When: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (except holidays)

Document recordings only accepted until 4:30 pm.

Meals on Wheels- Spectrum Community Services (Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, Sunol)

Healthy, home delivered meals are available for seniors (60 years and older) who are unable to prepare their own food, and have difficulty with mobility.  Fresh, nutritious meals are distributed during the week.

Funded in part by the Alameda County Area Agency on Aging.  Special diets available on request (including low sodium, low fat, low cholesterol, renal, carbohydrate control, soft, mechanical soft and vegetarian).  Rice or tortilla substitution for bread.

Information on home delivered meals to Livermore: Call Livermore Senior Center : (925) 421- 4657

Information on home delivered meals to Dublin, Pleasanton, Sunol:  Call Pleasanton Senior Center (925) 931-5385

Spectrum Community Services:www.spectrumcs.org

La Familia Tri-Valley / Cultura y Bienestar

Cultura y Bienestar is a mental health program dedicated to the Latino community in Livermore, Pleasanton, and Dublin.  Cultura y Bienestar is a project of La Clinica de La Raza in collaboration with La Familia Tri-Valley (formerly La Familia Counseling Service Hayward and East Bay) , and Tiburicio Vazquez Health Center.  Supported by Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services,  Mental Health Services Act (Prop 63).

Cultura y Bienestar offers both individual and group classes.   Topics include  self esteem, trauma, anger, resentment, violence, anxiety and depression.   On-going groups include:

Every Thursday of the month , 9:00 -11:00 AM at Pacific Conference Room,  3311 Pacific Ave, Livermore a Spanish speaking Women’s Support Group.  Walk ins welcomed! Contact for information Lupita Barattino.

Every Friday of the month, 9:30 AM-Noon at St. Michael’s Convent, 375 Maple St., Livermore a Spanish speaking Senior Group (Adults 60 +) Come and make new friends, join in crafts, games, prayer and sharing a light meals.  For more information contact Lupita Barattino.  Walk ins  welcomed!

Contact:   Lupita Barattino, Adult Mental Health Educator (925) 273-4220

Martha Hernandez, MSW, Mental Health Specialist –  (510) 862-3423
Victor Diaz, Youth Mental Health Educator (School Health Educator) – (510) 305-5498

Address: La Familia Tri-Valley , 1401 Almond Avenue, Room 20, Livermore, CA

Voice Outside the Wall, Prison Ministry (For the families of those incarcerated)

This gathering is for families that have been devastated by the incarceration of a loved one,  The group will help families understand what to expect after someone they care about has been arrested, and how to cope before, during and after their sentence.

When: Last Monday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Where: Valley Christian Center, NorthView Room, 7500 Inspiration Drive, Dublin

For More Information : Email Linda Lopes at llopes@comediscovervcc.org

Pleasanton Community Counseling Center, (PCCC)

The Pleasanton Community Counseling Center, (PCCC) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) counseling center.  PCCC’s stated mission is to provide compassionate, affordable counseling for individuals, couples, families and children in a safe and supportive environment.   Counseling appointments vary according to therapist availability.  The Counseling Center is staffed by interns, supervised by seasoned clinicians.  Fees are based on a sliding scale, based on income.  Call to make an appointment.

To ask about services: (925) 600-9762 or email pleasantonccc@yahoo.com

Where: 4444 Black Avenue, Pleasanton

 Website: http://www.pleasantonccc.org 

JobLink – Career Coaching

JobLink Support Group is a faith based community formed to assist job seekers to find meaningful work. We do not try to duplicate services that are already available in other job search programs in the community. We support each other through our mutual concern and prayer for one another.  The program lasts about 90 minutes.  All are welcome and meeting is open to the public.  Check Gene’s website: www.linkedin.com/in/genenokes

When: Mondays @ 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Where: St. Raymond Church, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin

Contact: Gene Nokes or call  (510) 821-1726

Co-Dependency Support Group

No matter how much we want to believe that the heart of co-dependency and recovery lies in the other person, the truth is that it lies in ourselves, in the way we allow other people’s behaviors to affect us.  Replacing our self-worth in Christ with outside or external sources is not what God intended for you.  This group will provide tools to regain control of your life through Christ centered Bible teaching. Cost $20.00 includes workbook.  Additional materials will be available for purchase.  No registration required.  Childcare available –  contact Julia Yeremian

When: Mondays and Thursdays at 7:00 PM or  9:30 AM  Women only Thursdays

Where: Cornerstone Fellowship, 348 N. Canyons  Prkwy., Livermore, Room C201

Contact:  Linda, for more info

Tri-Valley Rental Housing Opportunities Guide

Alameda/Contra Costa Tri-Valley
Rental Housing Opportunities Guide

This directory of publicly-assisted rental housing resources is produced as a public service by the jurisdictions in the Tri-Valley area including Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, San Ramon and the town of Danville.

The guide provides:
* A listing of housing related services in the Tri-Valley, including fair housing resources
* A listing, by area, of affordable (below-market) rental units

Download (PDF, 2.47MB)

Shamrock Cafe at the Dublin Senior Center

Enjoy a hot, nutritious lunch at the Dublin Senior Center, provided by Open Heart Kitchen, in cooperation with the Area Agency on Aging of Alameda County, and the City of Dublin. Why not try this convenient alternative to cooking?

  • Soup and 1% milk are included with every meal
  • $3 suggested donation
  • Punch Cards: 10 meals for $30
  • Seniors 60 years or better
  • Annual Registration for the program required
  • Daily reservations strongly recommended by 1:00 p.m. at least one day prior (Reserve by Friday for Monday’s meal)

View menu for the current month.

Contact Us:
For additional information, please contact the Dublin Senior Center at 925-556-4511.

When:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 11:30 – 12:30;  Last seating for lunch is at 12:15 p.m.
  • Friday:  11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.  Last seating for lunch is at 12:00 p.m.

Where: Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd.

Pocket Guide to Human Services

The Human Services Pocket Guide Is a joint effort by the cities of Dublin, Livermore, and Pleasanton to cumulate known resources into one handy pocket-sized guide.  The Pocket Guide provides information on resources for basic human service needs such as food, shelter, healthcare, developmental and physical disability, education and employment, etc.  The Pocket Guide is available in English and Spanish.

See website for more information:  http://www.dublin.ca.gov/1769/Human-Services

 

Celebrate Recovery

This is a Biblical, balanced program designed to provide a recovery process to overcome hurts, hang-ups, and habits. Learn more at www.celebraterecovery.com

When: Begins Tuesday nights at 7:00 PM

 Where: Valley Christian Center, 7500 Inspiration Dr., Dublin

Contact: Pastor  Jimi Merrell or  call (925) 560-6228.

Lincoln – Kinship Support Services Program

Are you raising a relative’s child?

Lincoln-  Kinship Support Services Program provides free services to kinship families-families in which a child is being raised by his or her relatives.  Our goal is to support our families in any way possible to ensure that the child stays with a relative caregiver versus entering the foster care system.

These services include case management, advocacy and referral to a wide range of services, free workshops and classes based on our kin families needs and interests, support groups for both caregivers and youth, free “Caregiver Night Out” and family events, 24 hour helpline for immediate resource referral, free homework help and academic support, free weekend recreation activities for children and youth, Aviator Program which is a teen leadership program, Kin Connect which is a youth mentoring program.

We serve Alameda County families including Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton.

Where: Lincoln, 1149 A Street, Hayward

Contact:  Phone: 510-583-8026 or email at info@lincolnfamilies.org

Website:  www.lincolnfamilies.org

Missing Man Ministry – Widows/Fatherless

Missing Man ministry is incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) organization helping widows and fatherless children in need.  The mission of this non-profit is to alleviate the suffering of women and children facing the loss of a husband and father.  We are men, women and children in your community dedicated to helping families who have lost a man, either suddenly or through a prolonged illness.  We are neighbors and friends, organized as a non-profit, so that we’re ready to help when needed.  We respond to needs as we’re made aware and as we’re able.  We’re at our best when the need is greatest, providing counseling and many types of support and assistance.  We help life go on for those in grief, in sensitive, caring and non-intrusive ways.  We also help connect you to other organizations in your community focused on longer term solutions.

Volunteer

You can be part of a group of men, women and children who are committed to helping hurting people in their community. To join us, please email us with your contact information, along with your skills, talents and abilities. As we organize projects to meet needs in our community that are aligned with your skills, we will contact you to inform you of the need and invite you to join the project.

Phone: (925) 399-5463

Website: www.missingmanministry.org

Email: Missing Man Ministry

Counseling (Support and One on One) for Older Adults

Crisis Support Services of Alameda County offers support groups and one on one counseling for older adults in North Oakland.   Pre-registration is required and the group size is limited to 8 participants.  Services are provided by counselors in training supervised by licensed therapists. There is a sliding scale fee based on income; no one is turned away for inability to pay.

Information call: (510) 420-2460

24 Hour Crisis Line: 1-800-309-2131

Crisis Support Services of Alameda County: www.crisissupport.org

Easter Seals Kaleidoscope After-School Care

Kaleidoscope is an after-school program based in Dublin, California, open to children and young adults ages 5 to 22. The program offers specific programming for children, teens and young adults with disabilities working to integrate into the community. Kaleidoscope is open to individuals with a wide range of abilities and is not limited to those with an autism diagnosis.

In addition to providing engaging after-school care, Kaleidoscope offers families respite from the 24-hour demands of caring for a loved one with special needs.

Kaleidoscope currently has three groups operating on a daily basis: the Youth Group, the Teen Group and the Community Integration Group. Within these groups, the participants engage in activities, games and community outings in a safe, caring and accepting environment while parents, guardians or home providers are able to work, run errands, attend meetings and appointments or spend time with their other children.

If you are interested in applying for the programs or would like more information, please contact us at kaleidoscope@esba.org or call us at 925.828.8857

Where: 7425 Larkdale Ave.,  Dublin, CA

Dublin Heritage Center – Volunteers

Do you want to share the history of Dublin with the community as a volunteer? Heritage Park and Museum offers many opportunities: museum docents, greeters, park tour guides, collections management, historical research, gardening and beautification, photography, tour guides, hands-on-history actors, and Kolb House monitors. With so many different volunteer opportunities, there’s sure to be something of interest for you.

The mission of the Dublin Heritage Center is to collect, preserve and interpret the material culture of Dublin to provide an historical and cultural focal point that will enrich the community. Come work with children and adults as they visit the growing Heritage Center.
For a volunteer application, visit www.dublin.ca.gov/Volunteer, or call (925) 452-2100.

Where: 6600 Donlon Way, Dublin

Hours: History Center Hours Open Daily 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Visit our website at: http://dublinca.gov/269/Dublin-Heritage-Park-Museums

Hope Hospice Grief Support Groups serving Adults, Children and Teens

The goal of our Grief Support Center (GSC) is to help you understand the nuances of grief as well as to learn healthy coping skills. Our programs offer opportunities for individuals of all ages to explore issues around their grieving process as well as sharing your grief with others who are experiencing similar feelings.

It is not necessary to be a Hope Hospice patient family member to participate in our support and educational programs. Please contact the Grief Support Center at (925) 829-8770. We’ll answer all of your questions, give you more information about our programs, and schedule a time to meet with a Grief Support Provider.

Individual Counseling
To assist those dealing with the loss of a loved one, we offer up to ten 50-minute support sessions for children, teens and adults.

 

Contact: Grief Support Services at (925) 829-8770

Location: 6377 Clark Avenue, Ste. 100, Dublin, CA

Website: www.HopeHospice.com

Highway to Work Youth Program

Highway to Work is a youth employment and education program that is designed to improve the self-sufficiency and well-being for youth involved with Alameda County Children and Family Services or the Cal-Learn/CalWORKs program. Youth gain employment and career-skills through development workshops, participate in paid work experience, and are supported by educational and enrichment activities, such as academic tutoring, credit recovery assistance, and comprehensive case management services.

Contact Information: Ande Peña, Highway to Work Program Director 1-510-331-6931

email:  APena@LaFamiliaCounseling.org

Location: 26081 Mocine Avenue, Hayward, CA 94544

Hours of Operation:  Monday – Friday: 9 am – 5 pm

Community Health Resource Center

Sutter Health and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation offer information and support for those who wish to make informed decisions regarding their health and wellness. The center is open to all members of the community.

When:  Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Where:  4050 Dublin Boulevard, Dublin – First Floor

For more information, call (925) 875-6150 or visit www. pamf.org/healtheducation.

Community Association for Preschool Education (CAPE, Inc.)

Community Association for Preschool Education, Inc. (CAPE, Inc.) is a non-profit organization that provides comprehensive early care and education through Head Start, Early Head Start, and State Preschool programs to children ages 0-5 in Eastern Alameda County, Early Head Start services in Central Alameda County through child care partnerships, and Medi-Cal certified Mental Health Services in Eastern, Central, and Southern Alameda County.

Funding is from Head Start- Early Head Start basic grants and CA. State Funded Preschool contracts with additional support from specialized programs and community grants.

To locate a CAPE site: (925) 443-3434 ext 112

CAPE Inc.: 3095 Independence Drive., Bldg B. Suite A, Livermore

Website: www.capeheadstart.org

Easter Seals Bay Area Kaleidoscope After-School Program Volunteers

This non-profit provides a comprehensive, creative approach for youth ages 5 to 22 years with autism and developmental disabilities, creating life-changing solutions so that people with disabilities can live, learn, work and play. Join in many volunteer opportunities from planting to painting to singing or helping at a softball game, picnic or Halloween party.

Where: 7425 Larkdale Avenue, Dublin, CA 94568 – 925-828-8857

Visit our website at: www.bayarea.easterseals.com 

Contact: Program Supervisor, kaleidoscope@esba.org or (925) 828-8857

Gideons International

Be part of this important ministry focused on providing God’s written word to local hotels, schools, colleges, hospitals, jails, prisons, police, fire and military personnel.

Who is eligible to join The Gideon’s International?

Generally, Christian businessmen and professional men age 21 and older, or retired businessmen and professional men, who adhere to the core spiritual beliefs held by The Gideons International are eligible to join. In addition to meeting these professional and spiritual qualifications, potential Gideons must also be recommended by their pastors.

Where: Throughout the Tri-Valley and beyond

Website:  www2.gideons.org

Food Donations – Open Heart Kitchen

Open Heart Kitchen began with the goal of creating a place where people could come find food, and a wonderful thing happened along the the way – people found family.  Food Donations are accepted at the following locations (for a list of the most needed items visit www.openheartkitchen.org/donate-food

Pleasanton: Ridge View Commons, 5200 Case Avenue, Monday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM (small donations only)

Livermore:   Vineyard Church, 460 N. Livermore,  Please contact Clare Gomes at 925-580-6793 to schedule an appointment.

Open Heart Kitchen

Every weekday this non-profit provides the only hot meal program in the Tri-Valley; over 300,000 meals are served annually. Be part of the team by helping cook or serve at a location in Dublin, Pleasanton, or Livermore.  Minimum age to volunteer with OHK is 10 years old.  Visit their website at: www.openheartkitchen.org

Where: Various Tri-Valley locations

Fill out on-line application or (925) 580-1619

 

 

YMCA of the EAST BAY

The YMCA’s mission is to build strong kids, strong families, strong communities.  Quality programs are provided that serve the needs of children, teens, adults and families.  You can help by serving on the YMCA board of managers, volunteering for a program such as mentoring or serving on a committee.

Where: 5000 Pleasanton Ave, Suite 220, Pleasanton, CA  94566    (925) 263-4444

Visit our website: YMCA of the EAST BAY

 

Safe Families For Children (SFFC)

Be a temporary safe haven for children of parents in crisis!  SFFC is a partnership between Olive Crest, a faith-based child welfare agency and local churches providing a way other than the foster care system for families to have time to heal and reunite in a more stable and healthy home. Safe families are needed in the Tri-Valley area!

Visit our website at: www.safefamiliesnorcal.org

Contact:  call 925-566-8050 or submit contact form on-line

 

 

Court Appointed Special Advocates Program (CASA)

CASA serves abused, abandoned and neglected children, ages 8-19, who are dependents of the juvenile court system.  CASA volunteers establish stable relationships with foster children, getting to know their unique history and making informed recommendations to the courts.  When a child has an advocate, he/she is more likely to get needed services — and a permanent, stable home.

Contact:  email Volunteer Recruiter, Jacqueline España or  call (510) 618-1964

Visit our website at: www.casaofalamedacounty.org

Abortion Recovery- Valley Pregnancy Center

Are you hurting from a past abortion? If so, we want to help. Valley Pregnancy Center offers  Abortion Recovery Bible Study Groups  for both women and men struggling with feelings of loss or regret from a past abortion(s).   Through these groups, many women and men have found resolution and freedom.  Individual sessions are also available.  The next women’s group begins in September 2017.  Call to speak with or email someone who cares about you.  You will be met with compassion and understanding.  All correspondence is confidential.  Website: www.valleypregnancycenter.org

Where:   5776 Stoneridge Mall  Road #200, Pleasanton

Hours: Mon-Thurs 9-5; Thurs After 5 by Appointment Only, Fri-Sun Closed

Contact:  call (925) 425-0414 or email marianne@valleypregnancycenter.com

Children’s Emergency Food Bank, Dublin

This organization provides food to families in need in our local communities throughout the year. Over 500 families in the cities of Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon and Alamo are helped annually . This assistance is available to single adults and couples as well as families with children. Volunteer to help with the holiday food drives in November and April.

Where: Children’s Emergency Food Bank (John Knox Presbyterian) , 7421 Amarillo Road, Dublin  (925) 828-5363, Appointments M-F 9:00-4:00 PM

Contact: Call phone number.  A volunteer will return your call

Website: www.childrensemergencyfoodbank.org

Blue Star Moms

This organization provides support for active duty personnel, promotes patriotism, and assists veterans’ organizations. Help collect and send care packages for our troops, sew for our troops or with other support activities.

Where: Tri-Valley and Contra Costa County locations

Website: www.bluestarmoms.org

Dublin Senior Center

A variety of classes, activities, and programs that engage the mind, body, and spirit is offered.  If you have an expertise in a specific area and would like to teach a class here, the Center is always interested. Caring, giving people with various skills are needed in the office and the kitchen as well as volunteers to greet and assist new people on tours of the center,  help at lunch events, dances and more.  Pick up a volunteer applications or class proposal form at the reception desk or go online to complete an application

Volunteer opportunities include:

Instructors, Peer Leaders, Office Assistance, Greeters

Lunch Program Assistant:  Adult volunteer needed.  Application should be made directly with Open Heart Kitchen, www.openheartkitchen.org.  Typical shifts are Monday – Friday, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Where: 7600 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin

Contact: email Senior Center   or call  (925) 556-4511

Free Income Tax Preparation

Free services  available to households with a 2017 income of $55,000 or less.  Exceptions may apply.  Be prepared to bring photo id for each person on your tax return, Social Security card or ITIN for each person on your tax return, W-2’s for all jobs held in 2017, all 1099, 1098’s and other tax forms, last year’s tax return, child care provider information, landlord name, address, phone for CA Renter’s Credit, your household’s health coverage information (Forms 1095-A,B or C) and savings and checking account and routing numbers for direct deposit.

Call for an appointment:

Tri-Valley One-Stop: (925) 560-9431, Wed.. 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Pleasanton Library: (925) 931-3400. Sat. 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

ITIN Application Assistance: Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center www.trivalleyonestop.org

Quilts Of Valor

Quilts for veterans is giving love, one quilt at a time. The group makes quilts together and even offers a free session of instruction and materials. For more info, go to www.amadorvalleyquilters.org/quilts-of-valor

When: Mondays, 10:30 Am – 3:30 Pm

Where: Veterans Memorial Building, 522 S. L Street, Livermore

Contact: email bschwegerle or call (510) 793-7583

Bike Donations & Need a Bike

You can meet someone’s need by donating a bicycle you or a family member no longer uses to the Del Valle High School Bicycle Repair Class! Students earn credit while repairing and tuning up the donated bicycles.  Then the bikes are available for donation to those in need in the Tri-Valley.

Contact: email Paul Gresecchi  at Del Valle High or call (925) 216-5203.

If someone is in need of a bicycle, they can go to, the link below, to complete a request a bike form.

Bay Area Community Services, (BACS) – Wellness Centers/Housing Resource

Bay Area Community Services, (BACS) is a not-for-profit organization providing innovative, effective, strengths-based services to young adults, adults, older adults and their families.  Since 1953, BACS have served people in the Bay Area.  BACS mission is to uplift under-served individuals and their families by doing whatever it takes.

Programs and Support provided in the following areas: Benefits, Housing, Education, Psychiatry, Employment, Independence, Physical Health,Wellness and Recovery, Consumer-Driven Groups and Developing Community Support. BACS receives funding from Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services, other agencies and individual donors.  Five locations in Alameda, Fremont, Hayward, Oakland and Pleasanton and are  open 5 days per week, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM.

Four Bridges: 1912 Central Avenue, Alameda

South County: 40965 Grimmer Blvd., Fremont

Hedco House: 590 B Street, Hayward 

Towne House: 629 Oakland Avenue, Oakland

Valley Wellness Center: 3900 Valley Avenue, Suite B, Pleasanton  (925) 484-8457

Phone : (510) 613-0330

Website: www.bayareacs.org

Housing Education & Counseling

Classes that cover everything you need to know about finding and keeping housing; classes include how to fill out applications, how to adjust to permanent housing, good relationships with landlords, and more. There is also individual housing counseling available.

Thursdays at Pleasanton office 10:30am -12pm.  For more information call 510-613-0330

ClutterLess, (CL) Support Group- Pleasanton

ClutterLess, (CL) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, peer based, SELF- HELP SUPPORT GROUP for people who want to change their cluttering behavior on a deeper level than learning how to organize.   Support meetings are free, however a voluntary donation of $3 to $ 5 is appreciated.   By attending regular support meetings, we maintain decluttering momentum and talk about why we clutter and learn from others how they overcame the same challenges.

Pleasanton Meetings: Every Monday (no meetings on US Post Office holidays), 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM

Where:  The Parkview, 100 Valley Avenue, (2nd Floor Activity Room: use Valley Avenue Main Entrance) Pleasanton 

Information: email or call a Volunteer (925) 289-5356

Website: www.ClutterLessEastBay.org

Healing Tears- CrossWinds

Confidential women’s group for those with painful abortion experiences.  For more information, please email.

Contact: email Sharon or call (510) 697-2505

Cancer Support – CrossWinds

Cancer affects everyone in some way: personally, family, or friends.  This group exists to walk through spiritual and emotional support during the fearful, stressful journey of living with or alongside someone with cancer.  The group is led by those with cancer or by those supporting someone with cancer.

Where:  1660 Freisman Road, Pleasanton, Breakout Room 3

When:  Second & Fourth Thursday of the Month, 5:00 PM

Contact: (925) 560-3800

FCI Dublin GED Tutors/Musicians

The women’s prison is in need of GED tutors to meet once or twice a week to help with Language, Reading, Social Studies, Math and Science.  They are also looking for a choir director/musicians to assist with instrument training and help create a  music program.  Volunteers are required to attend training and undergo a background check.

Contact: email Tess Korth or call her at 925-833-7500 x372 for more information

Project Share – Livermore & Pleasanton Housing Sharing

Project SHARE was started in 1981 by the Gray Panthers.  They saw shared housing as a possible solution to two problems facing our communities: increasing rents and the institutionalization of older adults.  After creating Project SHARE, the Gray Panthers looked to ECHO Housing to administer and carry out the program.

WHY SHARE?
Shared housing can provide companionship, decrease isolation, reduce the cost of housing, and minimize homelessness.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
All residents of, or persons who want to live in Livermore or Pleasanton are eligible to participate in the program, either as home providers or home seekers.

For more information see the Project Share Website.

Or Contact:  925-449-7340, or email contact@echofairhousing.org

Project Share, 141 North Livermore Avenue, Livermore, CA  94550

Housing Choices for Alameda County – Search Database

Housing CHOICES is a collaborative housing information and education effort focused on expanding housing choices for low-income Alameda County residents.  Finding an affordable place to live should be less about whom you know and more about making informed personal choices with the best information available.

BEFORE you start your housing search try this site first achousingchoices.org

This website offers a searchable database with a range of different types of housing opportunities. The site also contains other useful information and resources related to finding and keeping a home.

Much of the information contained on this website is also available by calling
2-1-1” Alameda County’s health and human services hotline.

If you have suggestions on how we can make this a more useful resource for you, please contact us at 510-537-2710 or housing@edenir.org.

 

Spectrum Community Services, HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) & Weatherization

Spectrum Community Services Inc., administers federally-funded programs to help low-income household pay their energy bills (HEAP, Home Energy Assistance Program) and provide energy-savings measures (Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program) to people who meet the eligibility requirements.  See website for application packet and/or application pick up locations in Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore.

HEAP :  (510) 881-0300 ext 216, 214 (Spanish) or 225 – Eligibility based on household’s total monthly income, which can not exceed HEAP income guidelines.  Funds are for household with low income and high energy costs, prioritizing households with elderly, disabled persons and/or children under six years old.

Weatherization: (510) 881-0300 ext. 272 – As federally funded program, Spectrum can give energy savings measure to people who meet eligibility requirements.  Priorities are placed on households with seniors (60+), disabled, and children under 6.

Website: www.spectrumcs.org  for more information and current gross income guidelines

Spectrum Community Services Inc. HEAP & Weatherization, P.O.Box 4317, Hayward, CA   94540

Love Never Fails

Love Never Fails is committed to restoration, education and protection of youth involved or at risk of becoming involved in domestic sex trafficking.  This 501 (c)(3) offers housing, education, mentoring & health services, workforce development, street outreach, missing person search and community activism.

Volunteers:   Join us for our monthly action network meetings on the 1st Sunday of every month. Meet our Directors and learn about our programs and current needs. Fill out the Form on the volunteer site if you are interested in volunteering with us.

To learn more: www.loveneverfailsus.com

For help: (844) 249-2698

Contact: email Love Never Fails

Love Never Fails: 6937 Village Parkway, #2074, Dublin

AIDS Housing Information Project (AHIP)

AHIP is a program of Eden I & R ( 211) that serves the Alameda County community, and is funded by Alameda County HCD and the City of Oakland HOPWA Grant.  Eden I & R (Information & Referral) is a non-profit agency committed to linking Alameda County families with a range of community resources.

AHIP is part of the RHRP (Roving Housing Resource Programs) that assist individual and families who are low-income and at-risk of becoming homeless in accessing and leveraging community resources.

AHIP will assess your needs and make appropriate referral to housing and social services in Alameda County.  AHIP staff work with AIDS service organizations and case managers throughout Alameda County who serve People Living with HIV/AIDS,  (PLWHA), their families, friends, and caregivers.

AHIP also provides housing workshops designed for both PLWHA and case managers.  Focus of the “Housing 101” workshop includes search strategies.  Contact AHIP for more information.

Website: www.211alamedacounty.org

Call: (510) 537-2710  Eden I & R, 570 B Street, Hayward

AHIP local number: (510) 537-2600 open Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm

12 Step Meetings

CrossWinds Church hosts Christ-centered 12 Step Meetings with separate meetings for: General Introduction to the 12 Steps, Substance Abuse, and Co-Dependency. The traditional practices of the 12 Step Program will be stressed.

When: Dates and times to be determined.

Contact:  Brie Lorey or call (925) 560-3800 for more information

Child Care Links- Car Seat/Booster Seat Program

Contact Child Care Links to learn about how you can receive a FREE car seat, or booster seat, to replace your outgrown, damaged, or recalled seat. Free car seats are also available to low income families, families experiencing challenging situations, or are in need. Child Care Links is a non-profit, tax-exempt agency.

Contact: Child Care Links, 6601 Owens Drive, Suite 100, Pleasanton

Website: www.childcarelinks.org

Call: (925) 417-8733 or email info@childcarelinks.org

New Hope Counseling Services – Cornerstone Fellowship

New Hope Ministries offers Biblically-based lay counseling, encouragement and prayer. We provide lay counseling to individuals and couples. We also  offer a network of referrals and outside resources for individuals, couples, families and children to local licensed, Christian counselors and MFT Interns.

Location:  Cornerstone Fellowship, 348 N. Canyons Parkway, Livermore

For more information see website or contact traceyj@cornerstoneweb.org or call 925-447-3465

Meals on Wheels- Spectrum Community Services (Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, Sunol)

Healthy, home delivered meals are available for seniors (60 years and older) who are unable to prepare their own food, and have difficulty with mobility.  Fresh, nutritious meals are distributed during the week.

Funded in part by the Alameda County Area Agency on Aging.  Special diets available on request (including low sodium, low fat, low cholesterol, renal, carbohydrate control, soft, mechanical soft and vegetarian).  Rice or tortilla substitution for bread.

Information on home delivered meals to Livermore: Call Livermore Senior Center : (925) 421- 4657

Information on home delivered meals to Dublin, Pleasanton, Sunol:  Call Pleasanton Senior Center (925) 931-5385

Spectrum Community Services:www.spectrumcs.org

La Familia Tri-Valley / Cultura y Bienestar

Cultura y Bienestar is a mental health program dedicated to the Latino community in Livermore, Pleasanton, and Dublin.  Cultura y Bienestar is a project of La Clinica de La Raza in collaboration with La Familia Tri-Valley (formerly La Familia Counseling Service Hayward and East Bay) , and Tiburicio Vazquez Health Center.  Supported by Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services,  Mental Health Services Act (Prop 63).

Cultura y Bienestar offers both individual and group classes.   Topics include  self esteem, trauma, anger, resentment, violence, anxiety and depression.   On-going groups include:

Every Thursday of the month , 9:00 -11:00 AM at Pacific Conference Room,  3311 Pacific Ave, Livermore a Spanish speaking Women’s Support Group.  Walk ins welcomed! Contact for information Lupita Barattino.

Every Friday of the month, 9:30 AM-Noon at St. Michael’s Convent, 375 Maple St., Livermore a Spanish speaking Senior Group (Adults 60 +) Come and make new friends, join in crafts, games, prayer and sharing a light meals.  For more information contact Lupita Barattino.  Walk ins  welcomed!

Contact:   Lupita Barattino, Adult Mental Health Educator (925) 273-4220

Martha Hernandez, MSW, Mental Health Specialist –  (510) 862-3423
Victor Diaz, Youth Mental Health Educator (School Health Educator) – (510) 305-5498

Address: La Familia Tri-Valley , 1401 Almond Avenue, Room 20, Livermore, CA

Voice Outside the Wall, Prison Ministry (For the families of those incarcerated)

This gathering is for families that have been devastated by the incarceration of a loved one,  The group will help families understand what to expect after someone they care about has been arrested, and how to cope before, during and after their sentence.

When: Last Monday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Where: Valley Christian Center, NorthView Room, 7500 Inspiration Drive, Dublin

For More Information : Email Linda Lopes at llopes@comediscovervcc.org

Pleasanton Community Counseling Center, (PCCC)

The Pleasanton Community Counseling Center, (PCCC) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) counseling center.  PCCC’s stated mission is to provide compassionate, affordable counseling for individuals, couples, families and children in a safe and supportive environment.   Counseling appointments vary according to therapist availability.  The Counseling Center is staffed by interns, supervised by seasoned clinicians.  Fees are based on a sliding scale, based on income.  Call to make an appointment.

To ask about services: (925) 600-9762 or email pleasantonccc@yahoo.com

Where: 4444 Black Avenue, Pleasanton

 Website: http://www.pleasantonccc.org 

Co-Dependency Support Group

No matter how much we want to believe that the heart of co-dependency and recovery lies in the other person, the truth is that it lies in ourselves, in the way we allow other people’s behaviors to affect us.  Replacing our self-worth in Christ with outside or external sources is not what God intended for you.  This group will provide tools to regain control of your life through Christ centered Bible teaching. Cost $20.00 includes workbook.  Additional materials will be available for purchase.  No registration required.  Childcare available –  contact Julia Yeremian

When: Mondays and Thursdays at 7:00 PM or  9:30 AM  Women only Thursdays

Where: Cornerstone Fellowship, 348 N. Canyons  Prkwy., Livermore, Room C201

Contact:  Linda, for more info

Tri-Valley Rental Housing Opportunities Guide

Alameda/Contra Costa Tri-Valley
Rental Housing Opportunities Guide

This directory of publicly-assisted rental housing resources is produced as a public service by the jurisdictions in the Tri-Valley area including Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, San Ramon and the town of Danville.

The guide provides:
* A listing of housing related services in the Tri-Valley, including fair housing resources
* A listing, by area, of affordable (below-market) rental units

Download (PDF, 2.47MB)

Good Thyme Cafe – Livermore Senior Lunch Program

Lunch is provided by Open Heart Kitchen.  Suggested donation for the lunch is $3.00 for adults 60+ or you can purchase a Punch Card which includes 10 pre-paid meals for $30.00.  (Under age 60, cost is $5.00)  Reservations are strongly encouraged to be made 24 hours in advance but are not required.  Take out is available.  See menu at: http://www.larpd.org/seniors/rlcc.html.  Click on Open Heart Senior Lunch Menu.

When: Monday-Friday, doors open at 11:00 am -1:00 pm.  Walk ins accepted until 1245 p

Where: Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Ave, Livermore

Contact:  (925) 373-5764

Pocket Guide to Human Services

The Human Services Pocket Guide Is a joint effort by the cities of Dublin, Livermore, and Pleasanton to cumulate known resources into one handy pocket-sized guide.  The Pocket Guide provides information on resources for basic human service needs such as food, shelter, healthcare, developmental and physical disability, education and employment, etc.  The Pocket Guide is available in English and Spanish.

See website for more information:  http://www.dublin.ca.gov/1769/Human-Services

 

Lincoln – Kinship Support Services Program

Are you raising a relative’s child?

Lincoln-  Kinship Support Services Program provides free services to kinship families-families in which a child is being raised by his or her relatives.  Our goal is to support our families in any way possible to ensure that the child stays with a relative caregiver versus entering the foster care system.

These services include case management, advocacy and referral to a wide range of services, free workshops and classes based on our kin families needs and interests, support groups for both caregivers and youth, free “Caregiver Night Out” and family events, 24 hour helpline for immediate resource referral, free homework help and academic support, free weekend recreation activities for children and youth, Aviator Program which is a teen leadership program, Kin Connect which is a youth mentoring program.

We serve Alameda County families including Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton.

Where: Lincoln, 1149 A Street, Hayward

Contact:  Phone: 510-583-8026 or email at info@lincolnfamilies.org

Website:  www.lincolnfamilies.org

Missing Man Ministry – Widows/Fatherless

Missing Man ministry is incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) organization helping widows and fatherless children in need.  The mission of this non-profit is to alleviate the suffering of women and children facing the loss of a husband and father.  We are men, women and children in your community dedicated to helping families who have lost a man, either suddenly or through a prolonged illness.  We are neighbors and friends, organized as a non-profit, so that we’re ready to help when needed.  We respond to needs as we’re made aware and as we’re able.  We’re at our best when the need is greatest, providing counseling and many types of support and assistance.  We help life go on for those in grief, in sensitive, caring and non-intrusive ways.  We also help connect you to other organizations in your community focused on longer term solutions.

Volunteer

You can be part of a group of men, women and children who are committed to helping hurting people in their community. To join us, please email us with your contact information, along with your skills, talents and abilities. As we organize projects to meet needs in our community that are aligned with your skills, we will contact you to inform you of the need and invite you to join the project.

Phone: (925) 399-5463

Website: www.missingmanministry.org

Email: Missing Man Ministry

Literacy Tutor at Livermore Public Library

Two hours a week can change someone’s life!  And it just might be yours!

Become a Literacy Tutor at the Livermore Public Library and help adults who want to improve their basic reading and writing skills  or learn English as a Second Language.  No previous experience necessary.  After completing Tutor Training and undergoing a background check, volunteers are paired with an adult learner.  Pairs typically meet at the local library once or twice a week for an hour to two hours meeting.

Where: Livermore Public Library, 1188 So. Livermore Ave, Livermore

Contact:  Email Carey or call 925 373-5507

See website for more information

Fertile GroundWorks Volunteers

To teach and empower people and communities to increase their health, well being, and self-reliance by growing food for themselves and others, organically and sustainability. Produce from our Garden of Grace is given to Open Heart Kitchen and local food pantries to feed the needy. Fertile GroundWorks champions locally-grown food and facilitates the creation and sustainable operation of community, school and employee gardens.

The garden needs volunteers year-round! Whether you are interested in gardening and want to learn more, or are experienced and want to offer your expertise, we appreciate your participation. Gardening activities are supervised by Alameda County Master Gardeners and other experienced gardeners.

We’re also open to volunteers with professional skills to offer, such as administrative assistance, community outreach, construction projects, fundraising, grant writing, event planning and graphic design to name a handful.

To see opportunities or volunteer, visit www.fertilegroundworks.org 

Where: 4743 East Avenue, Livermore  (behind Asbury United Methodist Church)

Contact: email volunteerinfo@fertilegroundworks.org. or call (925) 548-3850.

Counseling (Support and One on One) for Older Adults

Crisis Support Services of Alameda County offers support groups and one on one counseling for older adults in North Oakland.   Pre-registration is required and the group size is limited to 8 participants.  Services are provided by counselors in training supervised by licensed therapists. There is a sliding scale fee based on income; no one is turned away for inability to pay.

Information call: (510) 420-2460

24 Hour Crisis Line: 1-800-309-2131

Crisis Support Services of Alameda County: www.crisissupport.org

Highway to Work Youth Program

Highway to Work is a youth employment and education program that is designed to improve the self-sufficiency and well-being for youth involved with Alameda County Children and Family Services or the Cal-Learn/CalWORKs program. Youth gain employment and career-skills through development workshops, participate in paid work experience, and are supported by educational and enrichment activities, such as academic tutoring, credit recovery assistance, and comprehensive case management services.

Contact Information: Ande Peña, Highway to Work Program Director 1-510-331-6931

email:  APena@LaFamiliaCounseling.org

Location: 26081 Mocine Avenue, Hayward, CA 94544

Hours of Operation:  Monday – Friday: 9 am – 5 pm

The Well Community Outreach Center – Volunteer

The Well Christian Community Outreach Center exists to warehouse and distribute food items for those in need in keeping with The Well Christian Community Outreach efforts within the city of Livermore and to the Tri-Valley area.

Volunteers are needed to help pick up donations from local grocery stores, stock shelves and be on-site to help people coming to this Livermore center for food and assistance.

When:

  • Wednesday & Friday 10:00 am-3:00 pm
  • Thursday 4:00-6:30  pm
  • 4th Saturday of every month 11:00 am-12:30 pm

Where:  2333 Nissen Dr., Livermore

Contact:  Stephanie Williams, Center Director, (925) 292-7815

Big Heart Wellness Center Garden

Our Big Heart Garden produces seasonal, organic produce for our neighbors in need through the Interfaith Food Pantry. Gardener Sue Vincent, together with a group of local youth and other volunteers, plant, maintain and harvest tomatoes, squash, beans, peppers, lettuce and other greens, along with tending our five fruit trees growing in the 70 foot square plot of land behind the Wellness Center.

We welcome Wellness Center guests to volunteer in our garden — weeding, planting, watering, harvesting. We also are open to suggestions about produce you would like to see us plant: do you have favorite or cultural vegetables? Talk to one of our food pantry or garden volunteers.

To volunteer in the garden, or to donate seedlings, soil or good quality mulch, please contact Sue Vincent. We are also registered with Project 20 & 22 Court Fee diversion programs, so if you need volunteer hours to pay a traffic fine, you can work in our garden!

We are partners with Fertile Groundworks, whose lead gardener, Bruce Campbell, heads up the Garden of Grace at Asbury United Methodist Church. If you know of any other businesses or gardeners who you think might like to partner with us in supporting the health of our community, please let us know.

Where: St. Bart’s Episcopal Church,  678 Enos Way, Livermore

Website:  http://www.bigheartwellnesscenter.org/index.php

Contact:  Andy Lobban, 925-447-3289

HOPE Project – Homeless Services & Mobile Health Clinic

Homeless individuals can receive services through the HOPE,  (Homeless Outreach for People Empowerment) Project.  The Hope Program is limited to serving the chronically homeless.  The HUD definition of chronically homeless is:

  • Permanently disabled, having a condition impairing their ability to function
  • Homeless at least a year or more
  • Sleeping outside or in a car – cannot be couch surfing or in a motel

First referrals for program email gsullins@abodeservices.org

The HOPE Project Mobile Health Clinic, our partnership with Tri-City Health Center, provides health and social services to people in southern and eastern Alameda County experiencing homelessness. Click here for a schedule of its weekly stops.

 Information :  (510) 366-3633 (call to receive the most up-to-date information)

Locations :

  • Monday, 9:00 AM -Noon , 460 N. Livermore Avenue, Livermore (showers, clothes, breakfast, bag lunch
  • Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30 PM -6 PM, 4360 Central Avenue, Fremont (shower and dinner)
  • Wednesday, 7:30 AM-9:30 AM, 4181 Irvington Avenue, Fremont (breakfast 7-9 a.m.)
  • Thursday, 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM, 24362 Thomas Avenue, Hayward (a hot breakfast is
    served at 8 a.m.)

 email:  hopeproject@abodeservices.org

Community Association for Preschool Education (CAPE, Inc.)

Community Association for Preschool Education, Inc. (CAPE, Inc.) is a non-profit organization that provides comprehensive early care and education through Head Start, Early Head Start, and State Preschool programs to children ages 0-5 in Eastern Alameda County, Early Head Start services in Central Alameda County through child care partnerships, and Medi-Cal certified Mental Health Services in Eastern, Central, and Southern Alameda County.

Funding is from Head Start- Early Head Start basic grants and CA. State Funded Preschool contracts with additional support from specialized programs and community grants.

To locate a CAPE site: (925) 443-3434 ext 112

CAPE Inc.: 3095 Independence Drive., Bldg B. Suite A, Livermore

Website: www.capeheadstart.org

Livermore Area Recreation & Park District (LARPD)

Provides both extended student services like School Aged Child Care (ESS/Kid’s Zone) after school program and Middle School – Before and After Program (PAL) as well as summer programs and senior programs.  Register online for programs.

LARPD offers parent-participation preschool for children between 6 months and 5 years. Currently these programs are at the Jane Addams House; May Nissen Park; Little House (85 Trevarno Road); the Community Center; and at Croce and Christensen schools.

For the younger babies and toddlers, LARPD offers parent-child classes that include Early Discoverers, Wonderful Ones, Toddler Time and Little Explorers as well as Early Years Special Interest classes. These classes incorporate motor and social development, movement, songs, music and play. There is also time for discussion on development and common concerns in child rearing in a relaxed environment.  For more information go online or call 925 -960-2486

LARPD is also looking for a variety of volunteers from the ages of 13 years old and up to assist with the staff in providing our District’s residents with an outstanding system of parks, recreation, and facilities. With assistance from volunteers, it is possible to provide recreation programs that will stimulate, educate, and enrich the lives of our community.  Call 925-373-5700 to request a volunteer application! Or complete an online application

4444 East Avenue
Livermore, CA 94550
Extended Student Services ( ESS): 925-960-2480

www.larpd.dst.ca.us

 

Gideons International

Be part of this important ministry focused on providing God’s written word to local hotels, schools, colleges, hospitals, jails, prisons, police, fire and military personnel.

Who is eligible to join The Gideon’s International?

Generally, Christian businessmen and professional men age 21 and older, or retired businessmen and professional men, who adhere to the core spiritual beliefs held by The Gideons International are eligible to join. In addition to meeting these professional and spiritual qualifications, potential Gideons must also be recommended by their pastors.

Where: Throughout the Tri-Valley and beyond

Website:  www2.gideons.org

Livermore Homeless Refuge

This organization is focused on the Tri-Valley homeless.  Shelter is provided in inclement weather in winter/spring months (Nov-April).  Services such as showers, clothing are provided year round.

The Livermore Homeless Refuge is a partnership between four Livermore churches:

Asbury United Methodist Church – 4743 East Avenue

Vineyard Christian Fellowship – 460 N. Livermore Avenue

1st Presbyterian Church Weekends only – 2020 Fifth St. (Entrance on 4th St.)

Holy Cross Lutheran Church – 1020 Mocho Street

Visit our website at: www.livermorehomelessrefuge.org

Contact: Bob and Donna McKenzie or 925-443-7389/Donna’s cell 925-895-4167 

Call hotline for location: (925) 292-0265

 

Axis Community Health

This non-profit agency provides affordable, accessible, compassionate quality health care services that promote the well-being of all members of the community.  Services include mental health counseling, adult and teen drug and alcohol counseling, nutrition services as well as medical assistance.  Volunteers can help with clerical tasks, graphic arts, reading to children, infant/child care, gardening, and maintenance.

Livermore Location: 3311 Pacific Avenue (Hospital & Medical Clinic)

Pleasanton Locations:
4361 Railroad Avenue (Mental Health Clinic)
5925 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 100 (Medical/Administrative)
6666 Owens Drive (Behavioral Health)
1991 Santa Rita Boulevard, Suite H (Wic Nutrition Program)

Visit our website at: www.axishealth.org

Call 925-462-1755 for an appointment

Livermore Pregnancy Resource Center

LPRC is committed to assisting couples facing needs due to unplanned pregnancy. All services are free and confidential. Training is provided for those volunteering as counselors or parenting facilitators. Other needs include prayer team, church liaison, or help for special events or community outreach.

Where: 4200 East Avenue, Suite 104, Livermore

Hours:  Mon – Thurs 12 noon – 5 pm

Visit our website at: www.livermoreprc.org

Contact :  email hiscenter@yahoo.com or call (925) 447-1111

Food Donations – Open Heart Kitchen

Open Heart Kitchen began with the goal of creating a place where people could come find food, and a wonderful thing happened along the the way – people found family.  Food Donations are accepted at the following locations (for a list of the most needed items visit www.openheartkitchen.org/donate-food

Pleasanton: Ridge View Commons, 5200 Case Avenue, Monday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM (small donations only)

Livermore:   Vineyard Church, 460 N. Livermore,  Please contact Clare Gomes at 925-580-6793 to schedule an appointment.

Open Heart Kitchen

Every weekday this non-profit provides the only hot meal program in the Tri-Valley; over 300,000 meals are served annually. Be part of the team by helping cook or serve at a location in Dublin, Pleasanton, or Livermore.  Minimum age to volunteer with OHK is 10 years old.  Visit their website at: www.openheartkitchen.org

Where: Various Tri-Valley locations

Fill out on-line application or (925) 580-1619

 

 

Safe Families For Children (SFFC)

Be a temporary safe haven for children of parents in crisis!  SFFC is a partnership between Olive Crest, a faith-based child welfare agency and local churches providing a way other than the foster care system for families to have time to heal and reunite in a more stable and healthy home. Safe families are needed in the Tri-Valley area!

Visit our website at: www.safefamiliesnorcal.org

Contact:  call 925-566-8050 or submit contact form on-line

 

 

Court Appointed Special Advocates Program (CASA)

CASA serves abused, abandoned and neglected children, ages 8-19, who are dependents of the juvenile court system.  CASA volunteers establish stable relationships with foster children, getting to know their unique history and making informed recommendations to the courts.  When a child has an advocate, he/she is more likely to get needed services — and a permanent, stable home.

Contact:  email Volunteer Recruiter, Jacqueline España or  call (510) 618-1964

Visit our website at: www.casaofalamedacounty.org

Abortion Recovery- Valley Pregnancy Center

Are you hurting from a past abortion? If so, we want to help. Valley Pregnancy Center offers  Abortion Recovery Bible Study Groups  for both women and men struggling with feelings of loss or regret from a past abortion(s).   Through these groups, many women and men have found resolution and freedom.  Individual sessions are also available.  The next women’s group begins in September 2017.  Call to speak with or email someone who cares about you.  You will be met with compassion and understanding.  All correspondence is confidential.  Website: www.valleypregnancycenter.org

Where:   5776 Stoneridge Mall  Road #200, Pleasanton

Hours: Mon-Thurs 9-5; Thurs After 5 by Appointment Only, Fri-Sun Closed

Contact:  call (925) 425-0414 or email marianne@valleypregnancycenter.com

Blue Star Moms

This organization provides support for active duty personnel, promotes patriotism, and assists veterans’ organizations. Help collect and send care packages for our troops, sew for our troops or with other support activities.

Where: Tri-Valley and Contra Costa County locations

Website: www.bluestarmoms.org

Smog Check

The Bureau of Automotive Repairs administers the Smog Check Referee Program which offers assistance to consumers WHO HAVE FAILED THE SMOG CHECK.  (Smog Check Referee Stations are typically located inside a college’s Automotive Department. You will be given step-by-step directions when you schedule an appointment.)

This appointment only program offers the following services:

2nd opinion on SMOG CHECK failure (at a reduced rate)
Verification of an engine change (if needed to pass SMOG check)
Parts location Service (find parts to fix problems)
Repair Cost Waiver ( funds to assist consumer with needed fixes)

 Website: www.asktheref.org

Contact: Call  1-800-622 7733,  Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM for details & process

Where: Las Positas College, 3030 Collier Canyon Rd., Livermore

Partners for Change – Be an Ally

Partners for Change.

This national program provides mentors (Allies) to individuals in poverty seeking to change their lives by achieving financial self-sufficiency.  After completing a 14-20 week life skills course, participants are expected to contribute to the community completing the circle with action.  The Circle meets regularly to build friendships (Wednesdays, 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM), where a meal, adult learning and child care are provided.

The program is seeking volunteer Allies to befriend a family or individual in financial poverty.  Training support is offered through Ally Support Sessions and collaboration with others in Networt and access to Circles for Change staff.  Other ways to serve include: meal preparation help, tutors, childcare providers, and others with life skills to share.  To learn more about becoming an Ally or to refer individuals to this program contact the Circle for Change Director.

Where: 4743 East Avenue, Livermore

Phone: (925) 583-1635

Website:www.circlesforchangetrivalley.org

Free Income Tax Preparation

Free services  available to households with a 2017 income of $55,000 or less.  Exceptions may apply.  Be prepared to bring photo id for each person on your tax return, Social Security card or ITIN for each person on your tax return, W-2’s for all jobs held in 2017, all 1099, 1098’s and other tax forms, last year’s tax return, child care provider information, landlord name, address, phone for CA Renter’s Credit, your household’s health coverage information (Forms 1095-A,B or C) and savings and checking account and routing numbers for direct deposit.

Call for an appointment:

Tri-Valley One-Stop: (925) 560-9431, Wed.. 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Pleasanton Library: (925) 931-3400. Sat. 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

ITIN Application Assistance: Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center www.trivalleyonestop.org

Quilts Of Valor

Quilts for veterans is giving love, one quilt at a time. The group makes quilts together and even offers a free session of instruction and materials. For more info, go to www.amadorvalleyquilters.org/quilts-of-valor

When: Mondays, 10:30 Am – 3:30 Pm

Where: Veterans Memorial Building, 522 S. L Street, Livermore

Contact: email bschwegerle or call (510) 793-7583

Bike Donations & Need a Bike

You can meet someone’s need by donating a bicycle you or a family member no longer uses to the Del Valle High School Bicycle Repair Class! Students earn credit while repairing and tuning up the donated bicycles.  Then the bikes are available for donation to those in need in the Tri-Valley.

Contact: email Paul Gresecchi  at Del Valle High or call (925) 216-5203.

If someone is in need of a bicycle, they can go to, the link below, to complete a request a bike form.

Bay Area Community Services, (BACS) – Wellness Centers/Housing Resource

Bay Area Community Services, (BACS) is a not-for-profit organization providing innovative, effective, strengths-based services to young adults, adults, older adults and their families.  Since 1953, BACS have served people in the Bay Area.  BACS mission is to uplift under-served individuals and their families by doing whatever it takes.

Programs and Support provided in the following areas: Benefits, Housing, Education, Psychiatry, Employment, Independence, Physical Health,Wellness and Recovery, Consumer-Driven Groups and Developing Community Support. BACS receives funding from Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services, other agencies and individual donors.  Five locations in Alameda, Fremont, Hayward, Oakland and Pleasanton and are  open 5 days per week, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM.

Four Bridges: 1912 Central Avenue, Alameda

South County: 40965 Grimmer Blvd., Fremont

Hedco House: 590 B Street, Hayward 

Towne House: 629 Oakland Avenue, Oakland

Valley Wellness Center: 3900 Valley Avenue, Suite B, Pleasanton  (925) 484-8457

Phone : (510) 613-0330

Website: www.bayareacs.org

Housing Education & Counseling

Classes that cover everything you need to know about finding and keeping housing; classes include how to fill out applications, how to adjust to permanent housing, good relationships with landlords, and more. There is also individual housing counseling available.

Thursdays at Pleasanton office 10:30am -12pm.  For more information call 510-613-0330

Healing Tears- CrossWinds

Confidential women’s group for those with painful abortion experiences.  For more information, please email.

Contact: email Sharon or call (510) 697-2505

Cancer Support – CrossWinds

Cancer affects everyone in some way: personally, family, or friends.  This group exists to walk through spiritual and emotional support during the fearful, stressful journey of living with or alongside someone with cancer.  The group is led by those with cancer or by those supporting someone with cancer.

Where:  1660 Freisman Road, Pleasanton, Breakout Room 3

When:  Second & Fourth Thursday of the Month, 5:00 PM

Contact: (925) 560-3800

Project Share – Livermore & Pleasanton Housing Sharing

Project SHARE was started in 1981 by the Gray Panthers.  They saw shared housing as a possible solution to two problems facing our communities: increasing rents and the institutionalization of older adults.  After creating Project SHARE, the Gray Panthers looked to ECHO Housing to administer and carry out the program.

WHY SHARE?
Shared housing can provide companionship, decrease isolation, reduce the cost of housing, and minimize homelessness.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
All residents of, or persons who want to live in Livermore or Pleasanton are eligible to participate in the program, either as home providers or home seekers.

For more information see the Project Share Website.

Or Contact:  925-449-7340, or email contact@echofairhousing.org

Project Share, 141 North Livermore Avenue, Livermore, CA  94550

Housing Choices for Alameda County – Search Database

Housing CHOICES is a collaborative housing information and education effort focused on expanding housing choices for low-income Alameda County residents.  Finding an affordable place to live should be less about whom you know and more about making informed personal choices with the best information available.

BEFORE you start your housing search try this site first achousingchoices.org

This website offers a searchable database with a range of different types of housing opportunities. The site also contains other useful information and resources related to finding and keeping a home.

Much of the information contained on this website is also available by calling
2-1-1” Alameda County’s health and human services hotline.

If you have suggestions on how we can make this a more useful resource for you, please contact us at 510-537-2710 or housing@edenir.org.

 

Eden Garden Project

Eden Garden offers opportunities to provide fresh, organic, seasonal produce grown in our garden on our Freisman Rd. property to local area charitable organizations.   Volunteer opportunities  include planting seedlings, prepping to build: new beds, fencing, a greenhouse and lay irrigation and electrical.   No skill required.  The community is invited to help.  For more info check out our website at  www.crosswindschurch.org/garden

Where: 1660 Freisman Road, Crosswinds Church, Pleasanton

Contact: email garden@crosswindschurch.org

Parkinson’s Support Groups- Pleasanton

Monthly Parkinson’s Support Groups are available in the Tri-Valley.

When: second Saturday of each month, 10:00 AM – Noon

Where:  Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton

Contact: Norm and Jackie Bardsley, 925-831-9940

A group exercise class for Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological & mobility challenges is also offered.

When: Thursdays, 9 AM – 10 AM

Where:  Lynnewood United Methodist Church, 4444 Black Avenue, Pleasanton

More information contact the church office (925) 846-0221 or E-mail office@lynnewood.org

Blankets 4 Kids – Donations/Fleece Material

Blankets 4 Kids an established nonprofit organization, 501(C)(3) that meets at Ridge View Commons in Pleasanton, seeks individuals to assist with time to create soft, cuddly blankets that are distributed to local police departments and social service agencies for neglected, abused and at-risk children.

The all-volunteer organization relies on donations to purchase fleece for the blankets.

Contact:  email Director or call (925) 846 6155

Spectrum Community Services, HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) & Weatherization

Spectrum Community Services Inc., administers federally-funded programs to help low-income household pay their energy bills (HEAP, Home Energy Assistance Program) and provide energy-savings measures (Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program) to people who meet the eligibility requirements.  See website for application packet and/or application pick up locations in Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore.

HEAP :  (510) 881-0300 ext 216, 214 (Spanish) or 225 – Eligibility based on household’s total monthly income, which can not exceed HEAP income guidelines.  Funds are for household with low income and high energy costs, prioritizing households with elderly, disabled persons and/or children under six years old.

Weatherization: (510) 881-0300 ext. 272 – As federally funded program, Spectrum can give energy savings measure to people who meet eligibility requirements.  Priorities are placed on households with seniors (60+), disabled, and children under 6.

Website: www.spectrumcs.org  for more information and current gross income guidelines

Spectrum Community Services Inc. HEAP & Weatherization, P.O.Box 4317, Hayward, CA   94540

Love Never Fails

Love Never Fails is committed to restoration, education and protection of youth involved or at risk of becoming involved in domestic sex trafficking.  This 501 (c)(3) offers housing, education, mentoring & health services, workforce development, street outreach, missing person search and community activism.

Volunteers:   Join us for our monthly action network meetings on the 1st Sunday of every month. Meet our Directors and learn about our programs and current needs. Fill out the Form on the volunteer site if you are interested in volunteering with us.

To learn more: www.loveneverfailsus.com

For help: (844) 249-2698

Contact: email Love Never Fails

Love Never Fails: 6937 Village Parkway, #2074, Dublin

AIDS Housing Information Project (AHIP)

AHIP is a program of Eden I & R ( 211) that serves the Alameda County community, and is funded by Alameda County HCD and the City of Oakland HOPWA Grant.  Eden I & R (Information & Referral) is a non-profit agency committed to linking Alameda County families with a range of community resources.

AHIP is part of the RHRP (Roving Housing Resource Programs) that assist individual and families who are low-income and at-risk of becoming homeless in accessing and leveraging community resources.

AHIP will assess your needs and make appropriate referral to housing and social services in Alameda County.  AHIP staff work with AIDS service organizations and case managers throughout Alameda County who serve People Living with HIV/AIDS,  (PLWHA), their families, friends, and caregivers.

AHIP also provides housing workshops designed for both PLWHA and case managers.  Focus of the “Housing 101” workshop includes search strategies.  Contact AHIP for more information.

Website: www.211alamedacounty.org

Call: (510) 537-2710  Eden I & R, 570 B Street, Hayward

AHIP local number: (510) 537-2600 open Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm

12 Step Meetings

CrossWinds Church hosts Christ-centered 12 Step Meetings with separate meetings for: General Introduction to the 12 Steps, Substance Abuse, and Co-Dependency. The traditional practices of the 12 Step Program will be stressed.

When: Dates and times to be determined.

Contact:  Brie Lorey or call (925) 560-3800 for more information

Child Care Links- Car Seat/Booster Seat Program

Contact Child Care Links to learn about how you can receive a FREE car seat, or booster seat, to replace your outgrown, damaged, or recalled seat. Free car seats are also available to low income families, families experiencing challenging situations, or are in need. Child Care Links is a non-profit, tax-exempt agency.

Contact: Child Care Links, 6601 Owens Drive, Suite 100, Pleasanton

Website: www.childcarelinks.org

Call: (925) 417-8733 or email info@childcarelinks.org

Pleasanton Adult & Career Education (PACE)

PACE oversees a range of adult learning opportunities, including English as a Second Language, high school equivalency, computer classes and other parenting/community education classes.   All new and returning student must register prior to signing up for classes.  Information collected by PACE is used for state funding and accountability purposes and is kept confidential.

All students must take a reading and listening placement test to register for an ESL class.  The placement test takes approximately 1 hours and is offered at various locations in Pleasanton.  Contact PACE office for details.

All ESL and High School Equivalency preparation classes are free and child care is available for many classes.  Please visit the website.

  Register and advance your skills.

Click here for more information: http://adulteducation.pleasantonusd.net/

Contact: email adulteducation@pleasantonusd.net or call (925) 463-0616

Adult Education: Pleasanton Unified School District, 4665 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton, CA 94566
Phone: (925) 463-0616

Meals on Wheels- Spectrum Community Services (Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, Sunol)

Healthy, home delivered meals are available for seniors (60 years and older) who are unable to prepare their own food, and have difficulty with mobility.  Fresh, nutritious meals are distributed during the week.

Funded in part by the Alameda County Area Agency on Aging.  Special diets available on request (including low sodium, low fat, low cholesterol, renal, carbohydrate control, soft, mechanical soft and vegetarian).  Rice or tortilla substitution for bread.

Information on home delivered meals to Livermore: Call Livermore Senior Center : (925) 421- 4657

Information on home delivered meals to Dublin, Pleasanton, Sunol:  Call Pleasanton Senior Center (925) 931-5385

Spectrum Community Services:www.spectrumcs.org

La Familia Tri-Valley / Cultura y Bienestar

Cultura y Bienestar is a mental health program dedicated to the Latino community in Livermore, Pleasanton, and Dublin.  Cultura y Bienestar is a project of La Clinica de La Raza in collaboration with La Familia Tri-Valley (formerly La Familia Counseling Service Hayward and East Bay) , and Tiburicio Vazquez Health Center.  Supported by Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services,  Mental Health Services Act (Prop 63).

Cultura y Bienestar offers both individual and group classes.   Topics include  self esteem, trauma, anger, resentment, violence, anxiety and depression.   On-going groups include:

Every Thursday of the month , 9:00 -11:00 AM at Pacific Conference Room,  3311 Pacific Ave, Livermore a Spanish speaking Women’s Support Group.  Walk ins welcomed! Contact for information Lupita Barattino.

Every Friday of the month, 9:30 AM-Noon at St. Michael’s Convent, 375 Maple St., Livermore a Spanish speaking Senior Group (Adults 60 +) Come and make new friends, join in crafts, games, prayer and sharing a light meals.  For more information contact Lupita Barattino.  Walk ins  welcomed!

Contact:   Lupita Barattino, Adult Mental Health Educator (925) 273-4220

Martha Hernandez, MSW, Mental Health Specialist –  (510) 862-3423
Victor Diaz, Youth Mental Health Educator (School Health Educator) – (510) 305-5498

Address: La Familia Tri-Valley , 1401 Almond Avenue, Room 20, Livermore, CA

Voice Outside the Wall, Prison Ministry (For the families of those incarcerated)

This gathering is for families that have been devastated by the incarceration of a loved one,  The group will help families understand what to expect after someone they care about has been arrested, and how to cope before, during and after their sentence.

When: Last Monday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Where: Valley Christian Center, NorthView Room, 7500 Inspiration Drive, Dublin

For More Information : Email Linda Lopes at llopes@comediscovervcc.org

Pleasanton Community Counseling Center, (PCCC)

The Pleasanton Community Counseling Center, (PCCC) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) counseling center.  PCCC’s stated mission is to provide compassionate, affordable counseling for individuals, couples, families and children in a safe and supportive environment.   Counseling appointments vary according to therapist availability.  The Counseling Center is staffed by interns, supervised by seasoned clinicians.  Fees are based on a sliding scale, based on income.  Call to make an appointment.

To ask about services: (925) 600-9762 or email pleasantonccc@yahoo.com

Where: 4444 Black Avenue, Pleasanton

 Website: http://www.pleasantonccc.org 

Co-Dependency Support Group

No matter how much we want to believe that the heart of co-dependency and recovery lies in the other person, the truth is that it lies in ourselves, in the way we allow other people’s behaviors to affect us.  Replacing our self-worth in Christ with outside or external sources is not what God intended for you.  This group will provide tools to regain control of your life through Christ centered Bible teaching. Cost $20.00 includes workbook.  Additional materials will be available for purchase.  No registration required.  Childcare available –  contact Julia Yeremian

When: Mondays and Thursdays at 7:00 PM or  9:30 AM  Women only Thursdays

Where: Cornerstone Fellowship, 348 N. Canyons  Prkwy., Livermore, Room C201

Contact:  Linda, for more info

Tri-Valley Rental Housing Opportunities Guide

Alameda/Contra Costa Tri-Valley
Rental Housing Opportunities Guide

This directory of publicly-assisted rental housing resources is produced as a public service by the jurisdictions in the Tri-Valley area including Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, San Ramon and the town of Danville.

The guide provides:
* A listing of housing related services in the Tri-Valley, including fair housing resources
* A listing, by area, of affordable (below-market) rental units

Download (PDF, 2.47MB)

Sage Cafe at the Pleasanton Senior Center

Sage Cafe is a partnership between the City of Pleasanton and Open Heart Kitchen which provides meals.  Suggested donation is $3.00 or you can purchase a Punch Card which includes 10 pre-paid meals for $30.00.  Reservations are recommended but not required.  Take out is available.  See menu at: http://pleasantonseniorcenter.org/.  Click on Sage Cafe Lunch Menu.

Note: Pleasanton Senior Center Holidays & Closures: New Year’s Day, Dr. Martin Luther King, and Presidents Day.  Usually closed for maintenance 1 week in July.

When: Monday through Friday, 11:45 AM -12:45 PM

Where: Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd.

Contact: Senior Center at 931-5365 for reservations or more information

Pocket Guide to Human Services

The Human Services Pocket Guide Is a joint effort by the cities of Dublin, Livermore, and Pleasanton to cumulate known resources into one handy pocket-sized guide.  The Pocket Guide provides information on resources for basic human service needs such as food, shelter, healthcare, developmental and physical disability, education and employment, etc.  The Pocket Guide is available in English and Spanish.

See website for more information:  http://www.dublin.ca.gov/1769/Human-Services

 

Lincoln – Kinship Support Services Program

Are you raising a relative’s child?

Lincoln-  Kinship Support Services Program provides free services to kinship families-families in which a child is being raised by his or her relatives.  Our goal is to support our families in any way possible to ensure that the child stays with a relative caregiver versus entering the foster care system.

These services include case management, advocacy and referral to a wide range of services, free workshops and classes based on our kin families needs and interests, support groups for both caregivers and youth, free “Caregiver Night Out” and family events, 24 hour helpline for immediate resource referral, free homework help and academic support, free weekend recreation activities for children and youth, Aviator Program which is a teen leadership program, Kin Connect which is a youth mentoring program.

We serve Alameda County families including Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton.

Where: Lincoln, 1149 A Street, Hayward

Contact:  Phone: 510-583-8026 or email at info@lincolnfamilies.org

Website:  www.lincolnfamilies.org

Missing Man Ministry – Widows/Fatherless

Missing Man ministry is incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) organization helping widows and fatherless children in need.  The mission of this non-profit is to alleviate the suffering of women and children facing the loss of a husband and father.  We are men, women and children in your community dedicated to helping families who have lost a man, either suddenly or through a prolonged illness.  We are neighbors and friends, organized as a non-profit, so that we’re ready to help when needed.  We respond to needs as we’re made aware and as we’re able.  We’re at our best when the need is greatest, providing counseling and many types of support and assistance.  We help life go on for those in grief, in sensitive, caring and non-intrusive ways.  We also help connect you to other organizations in your community focused on longer term solutions.

Volunteer

You can be part of a group of men, women and children who are committed to helping hurting people in their community. To join us, please email us with your contact information, along with your skills, talents and abilities. As we organize projects to meet needs in our community that are aligned with your skills, we will contact you to inform you of the need and invite you to join the project.

Phone: (925) 399-5463

Website: www.missingmanministry.org

Email: Missing Man Ministry

Cancer Caregiver Support Group, Stanford Health Care ValleyCare

Stanford Health Care (Stanford Medicine), ValleyCare offers a Cancer Caregiver Support Group.  This is an ongoing peer led group offering emotional, educational, psychosocial and spiritual support.  No registration necessary, just drop in.  Cost is free.

When: Consult calender on website for times

Where: Stanford Health Care- ValleyCare Library Conference Room

5725 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 270, Pleasanton

For more information: Cancer Nurse Navigator at (925) 734-3313

Website:  http://www.valleycare.com/service-cancer.aspx

Pleasanton Firehouse Arts Center

You’ll find a wide variety of ways to volunteer at the Firehouse Arts center including assisting with jazz, cabaret, stage productions, improv shows, comedy, changing exhibits in the gallery, and more.

To become a volunteer and sign up for events, follow the directions below under “How to Become a Volunteer”. You can also email us. Please include your name, telephone number, email and area of interest.

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM CONTACTS

HARRINGTON GALLERY: Gallery Assistant Sarah Logan, slogan@cityofpleasantonca.gov

THEATER: Volunteer Program Coordinator Bob Elliott, belliott@cityofpleasantonca.gov

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM POLICY

All volunteers must attend an orientation prior to serving. Please arrive promptly at your scheduled gallery/theater shift. If unable to serve, please contact the volunteer program coordinator so staff can contact a suitable substitute volunteer. Contact a FAC staff person in case of any other challenges. We are here to support you.

Attire: Career or professional casual, comfortable shoes.

Where: 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton

Visit website for more information:  http://www.firehousearts.org/

 

Alviso Adobe Community Park – Volunteers/Docents

Pleasanton’s Alviso Adobe Community Park is a unique site that tells the story of California from its earliest human history. This fully restored interpretative park reveals the history of the Amador Valley, offering a rare glimpse of times past – from its Native American beginnings to the days of Spanish Ranchos managing herds of cattle on the original 12,000 acre Rancho Santa Rita, through a period in the early to mid-20th century when it was a popular dairy and finally its present as a community park.

Volunteers who are at least 16 years old can volunteer at Alviso Adobe to fulfill community service hours for high school graduation or other commitments. Volunteer shifts are scheduled during most Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 AM-12:30 PM and 1:00 PM-4:00 PM year round. Typically volunteers assist with maintaining native plant gardens, cleaning historic buildings, and helping staff prepare for environmental education programs.

Volunteer Groups and Docents are also needed.

Where: 3465 Old Foothill Rd, Pleasanton

Contact: Call (925) 931-3479

See more at website:  http://www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/gov/depts/cs/adobe/

The Friends of Pleasanton Senior Center

This 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization is committed to raising funds for the Pleasanton Senior Center.  The Friends work in cooperation with the Senior Center as they integrate their vision to expand and enhance programs and services.  Friends form partnerships by recruiting volunteers and soliciting donations.  See website for donation suggestions.

Contact: See website www.seniorcenterfriends.org

or call 925-931-5365

Where:  Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd. Pleasanton

Counseling (Support and One on One) for Older Adults

Crisis Support Services of Alameda County offers support groups and one on one counseling for older adults in North Oakland.   Pre-registration is required and the group size is limited to 8 participants.  Services are provided by counselors in training supervised by licensed therapists. There is a sliding scale fee based on income; no one is turned away for inability to pay.

Information call: (510) 420-2460

24 Hour Crisis Line: 1-800-309-2131

Crisis Support Services of Alameda County: www.crisissupport.org

Pleasanton Reads Project – Learners & Volunteers

What is The Pleasanton Reads Project?

The Pleasanton Reads Project provides instruction in basic literacy and English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) through free weekly tutoring and/or ESL Conversation Practice Groups for eligible adults

Who can join?

  • Learners:  The program is open to Pleasanton residents aged 18+ who are either native English speakers or ESL students and who read below the 8th grade level.  Click here for student information.
  • Tutors/Instructors:  Volunteers are trained by the Library Literacy Team; all necessary instructional materials are provided.  Want to volunteer?  See the links below.
  • Next Volunteer Orientation & Training, Saturday, 20 January 2018,  1:00 – 5:00 PM

When does Pleasanton Reads meet?

ESL Conversation Practice Groups meet weekly.  Click here for the current schedule.

Tutors and students meet once or twice weekly for 1-2 hours at a mutually convenient time.

Where does Pleasanton Reads meet?

Pleasanton Public Library provides meeting spaces for tutoring and ESL Conversation Practice Groups.

How much does it cost?

Instruction and materials are provided free of charge to participants.  Funding for the program is provided by the City of Pleasanton and a grant from California Library Literacy Services (CLLS), a program of the California State Library.

For more information:  Pleasanton Library Adult Literacy Office:  (925)931-3405 or literacy@cityofpleasantonca.gov

Highway to Work Youth Program

Highway to Work is a youth employment and education program that is designed to improve the self-sufficiency and well-being for youth involved with Alameda County Children and Family Services or the Cal-Learn/CalWORKs program. Youth gain employment and career-skills through development workshops, participate in paid work experience, and are supported by educational and enrichment activities, such as academic tutoring, credit recovery assistance, and comprehensive case management services.

Contact Information: Ande Peña, Highway to Work Program Director 1-510-331-6931

email:  APena@LaFamiliaCounseling.org

Location: 26081 Mocine Avenue, Hayward, CA 94544

Hours of Operation:  Monday – Friday: 9 am – 5 pm

HOPE Project – Homeless Services & Mobile Health Clinic

Homeless individuals can receive services through the HOPE,  (Homeless Outreach for People Empowerment) Project.  The Hope Program is limited to serving the chronically homeless.  The HUD definition of chronically homeless is:

  • Permanently disabled, having a condition impairing their ability to function
  • Homeless at least a year or more
  • Sleeping outside or in a car – cannot be couch surfing or in a motel

First referrals for program email gsullins@abodeservices.org

The HOPE Project Mobile Health Clinic, our partnership with Tri-City Health Center, provides health and social services to people in southern and eastern Alameda County experiencing homelessness. Click here for a schedule of its weekly stops.

 Information :  (510) 366-3633 (call to receive the most up-to-date information)

Locations :

  • Monday, 9:00 AM -Noon , 460 N. Livermore Avenue, Livermore (showers, clothes, breakfast, bag lunch
  • Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30 PM -6 PM, 4360 Central Avenue, Fremont (shower and dinner)
  • Wednesday, 7:30 AM-9:30 AM, 4181 Irvington Avenue, Fremont (breakfast 7-9 a.m.)
  • Thursday, 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM, 24362 Thomas Avenue, Hayward (a hot breakfast is
    served at 8 a.m.)

 email:  hopeproject@abodeservices.org

Community Association for Preschool Education (CAPE, Inc.)

Community Association for Preschool Education, Inc. (CAPE, Inc.) is a non-profit organization that provides comprehensive early care and education through Head Start, Early Head Start, and State Preschool programs to children ages 0-5 in Eastern Alameda County, Early Head Start services in Central Alameda County through child care partnerships, and Medi-Cal certified Mental Health Services in Eastern, Central, and Southern Alameda County.

Funding is from Head Start- Early Head Start basic grants and CA. State Funded Preschool contracts with additional support from specialized programs and community grants.

To locate a CAPE site: (925) 443-3434 ext 112

CAPE Inc.: 3095 Independence Drive., Bldg B. Suite A, Livermore

Website: www.capeheadstart.org

Gideons International

Be part of this important ministry focused on providing God’s written word to local hotels, schools, colleges, hospitals, jails, prisons, police, fire and military personnel.

Who is eligible to join The Gideon’s International?

Generally, Christian businessmen and professional men age 21 and older, or retired businessmen and professional men, who adhere to the core spiritual beliefs held by The Gideons International are eligible to join. In addition to meeting these professional and spiritual qualifications, potential Gideons must also be recommended by their pastors.

Where: Throughout the Tri-Valley and beyond

Website:  www2.gideons.org

Axis Community Health

This non-profit agency provides affordable, accessible, compassionate quality health care services that promote the well-being of all members of the community.  Services include mental health counseling, adult and teen drug and alcohol counseling, nutrition services as well as medical assistance.  Volunteers can help with clerical tasks, graphic arts, reading to children, infant/child care, gardening, and maintenance.

Livermore Location: 3311 Pacific Avenue (Hospital & Medical Clinic)

Pleasanton Locations:
4361 Railroad Avenue (Mental Health Clinic)
5925 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 100 (Medical/Administrative)
6666 Owens Drive (Behavioral Health)
1991 Santa Rita Boulevard, Suite H (Wic Nutrition Program)

Visit our website at: www.axishealth.org

Call 925-462-1755 for an appointment

In The Potter’s Hands Christian Counseling

This Christian Counseling and Teaching ministry exists to minister to individuals, groups, and families through Biblical counseling, practical teaching of the Word of God, and by helping the wounded and brokenhearted to experience the Father’s healing love.

Where: 4725 FIRST STREET,  STE. 285, PLEASANTON, CA  94566 or 925-462-HEAL (4325)

      Contact Us:  itphcc@gmail.com or complete on-line form

Visit website: www.itph.org

 

Food Donations – Open Heart Kitchen

Open Heart Kitchen began with the goal of creating a place where people could come find food, and a wonderful thing happened along the the way – people found family.  Food Donations are accepted at the following locations (for a list of the most needed items visit www.openheartkitchen.org/donate-food

Pleasanton: Ridge View Commons, 5200 Case Avenue, Monday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM (small donations only)

Livermore:   Vineyard Church, 460 N. Livermore,  Please contact Clare Gomes at 925-580-6793 to schedule an appointment.

Open Heart Kitchen

Every weekday this non-profit provides the only hot meal program in the Tri-Valley; over 300,000 meals are served annually. Be part of the team by helping cook or serve at a location in Dublin, Pleasanton, or Livermore.  Minimum age to volunteer with OHK is 10 years old.  Visit their website at: www.openheartkitchen.org

Where: Various Tri-Valley locations

Fill out on-line application or (925) 580-1619

 

 

Pleasanton Senior Center

This center provides activities and services that meet the diverse needs of mature adults in the community and seeks to assist them in maintaining healthy and independent lives through programs that enrich the body, mind and spirit. Volunteer positions include greeters, computer tutors, receptionist, program aides, data entry clerk, and boutique clerk.

The site is open Monday -Friday and volunteer shift is 10:30 -1:30.    Volunteers 18 years and older can sign up for this site online through the online volunteer system.

Where: 5353 Sunol Boulevard, Pleasanton, CA 94566 (925) 931-5365

Visit our website at: www.pleasantonseniorcenter.org

Fill out Volunteer On-line Application  or (925) 931-5340

Safe Families For Children (SFFC)

Be a temporary safe haven for children of parents in crisis!  SFFC is a partnership between Olive Crest, a faith-based child welfare agency and local churches providing a way other than the foster care system for families to have time to heal and reunite in a more stable and healthy home. Safe families are needed in the Tri-Valley area!

Visit our website at: www.safefamiliesnorcal.org

Contact:  call 925-566-8050 or submit contact form on-line

 

 

Abortion Recovery- Valley Pregnancy Center

Are you hurting from a past abortion? If so, we want to help. Valley Pregnancy Center offers  Abortion Recovery Bible Study Groups  for both women and men struggling with feelings of loss or regret from a past abortion(s).   Through these groups, many women and men have found resolution and freedom.  Individual sessions are also available.  The next women’s group begins in September 2017.  Call to speak with or email someone who cares about you.  You will be met with compassion and understanding.  All correspondence is confidential.  Website: www.valleypregnancycenter.org

Where:   5776 Stoneridge Mall  Road #200, Pleasanton

Hours: Mon-Thurs 9-5; Thurs After 5 by Appointment Only, Fri-Sun Closed

Contact:  call (925) 425-0414 or email marianne@valleypregnancycenter.com

Valley Pregnancy Center

VPC helps those involved in an unplanned pregnancy to meet their spiritual, emotional and physical needs. All pregnancy services are free to men, women, and families of the Tri-Valley communities.

Volunteer opportunities include: lay counselor (training required), receptionist, computer input, bulk mailing, prayer team, event committees and more.

With over 25 years of experience we have entered into many lives and circumstances that help us understand your unique story and needs. Slow down, breathe, and know that you are not alone. Call us today at 925-425-0414.

  • Free pregnancy tests
  • Information on pregnancy options
  • Limited Ultrasound Obstetrical Imaging
  • On-going counsel and support
  • Counsel for parents and significant others
  • Earn While You Learn program
    (Baby clothes, diapers, formula, etc.)
  • Monthly pre-natal classes
  • Community assistance referrals
  • Post abortion recovery services

Where: 5776 Stoneridge Mall Rd., Suite 200, Pleasanton, CA 94588,   (925) 425-0414

Office Hours:  MON – THURS: 9 AM – 5 PM, THURS: After 5 PM By Appointment Only, FRI – SUN: Closed

visit the website at: www.valleypregnancycenter.org

Blue Star Moms

This organization provides support for active duty personnel, promotes patriotism, and assists veterans’ organizations. Help collect and send care packages for our troops, sew for our troops or with other support activities.

Where: Tri-Valley and Contra Costa County locations

Website: www.bluestarmoms.org

Free Income Tax Preparation

Free services  available to households with a 2017 income of $55,000 or less.  Exceptions may apply.  Be prepared to bring photo id for each person on your tax return, Social Security card or ITIN for each person on your tax return, W-2’s for all jobs held in 2017, all 1099, 1098’s and other tax forms, last year’s tax return, child care provider information, landlord name, address, phone for CA Renter’s Credit, your household’s health coverage information (Forms 1095-A,B or C) and savings and checking account and routing numbers for direct deposit.

Call for an appointment:

Tri-Valley One-Stop: (925) 560-9431, Wed.. 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Pleasanton Library: (925) 931-3400. Sat. 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

ITIN Application Assistance: Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center www.trivalleyonestop.org

Quilts Of Valor

Quilts for veterans is giving love, one quilt at a time. The group makes quilts together and even offers a free session of instruction and materials. For more info, go to www.amadorvalleyquilters.org/quilts-of-valor

When: Mondays, 10:30 Am – 3:30 Pm

Where: Veterans Memorial Building, 522 S. L Street, Livermore

Contact: email bschwegerle or call (510) 793-7583

Bike Donations & Need a Bike

You can meet someone’s need by donating a bicycle you or a family member no longer uses to the Del Valle High School Bicycle Repair Class! Students earn credit while repairing and tuning up the donated bicycles.  Then the bikes are available for donation to those in need in the Tri-Valley.

Contact: email Paul Gresecchi  at Del Valle High or call (925) 216-5203.

If someone is in need of a bicycle, they can go to, the link below, to complete a request a bike form.

V.I.P. – Volunteer in Pleasanton

The City of Pleasanton offers a variety of ways you can lend a helping hand to make a difference in your community.  From becoming a junior lifeguard to serving lunch to seniors, there is an opportunity for everyone to share their time with others.  No matter your age of level of experience, you too can make a positive impact on another person’s life through your dedicated times.  For more information about current volunteer opportunities at  the following  Pleasanton locations: Aquatics, Alviso Adobe, Firehouse Arts Center, Senior Center, Sports (Ken Mercer Sports Park) go to:

Contact:  www.volunteermark.com/pleasanton

Phone:  (925) 931-5340, Community Services Office

Bay Area Community Services, (BACS) – Wellness Centers/Housing Resource

Bay Area Community Services, (BACS) is a not-for-profit organization providing innovative, effective, strengths-based services to young adults, adults, older adults and their families.  Since 1953, BACS have served people in the Bay Area.  BACS mission is to uplift under-served individuals and their families by doing whatever it takes.

Programs and Support provided in the following areas: Benefits, Housing, Education, Psychiatry, Employment, Independence, Physical Health,Wellness and Recovery, Consumer-Driven Groups and Developing Community Support. BACS receives funding from Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services, other agencies and individual donors.  Five locations in Alameda, Fremont, Hayward, Oakland and Pleasanton and are  open 5 days per week, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM.

Four Bridges: 1912 Central Avenue, Alameda

South County: 40965 Grimmer Blvd., Fremont

Hedco House: 590 B Street, Hayward 

Towne House: 629 Oakland Avenue, Oakland

Valley Wellness Center: 3900 Valley Avenue, Suite B, Pleasanton  (925) 484-8457

Phone : (510) 613-0330

Website: www.bayareacs.org

Housing Education & Counseling

Classes that cover everything you need to know about finding and keeping housing; classes include how to fill out applications, how to adjust to permanent housing, good relationships with landlords, and more. There is also individual housing counseling available.

Thursdays at Pleasanton office 10:30am -12pm.  For more information call 510-613-0330

ClutterLess, (CL) Support Group- Pleasanton

ClutterLess, (CL) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, peer based, SELF- HELP SUPPORT GROUP for people who want to change their cluttering behavior on a deeper level than learning how to organize.   Support meetings are free, however a voluntary donation of $3 to $ 5 is appreciated.   By attending regular support meetings, we maintain decluttering momentum and talk about why we clutter and learn from others how they overcame the same challenges.

Pleasanton Meetings: Every Monday (no meetings on US Post Office holidays), 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM

Where:  The Parkview, 100 Valley Avenue, (2nd Floor Activity Room: use Valley Avenue Main Entrance) Pleasanton 

Information: email or call a Volunteer (925) 289-5356

Website: www.ClutterLessEastBay.org

Healing Tears- CrossWinds

Confidential women’s group for those with painful abortion experiences.  For more information, please email.

Contact: email Sharon or call (510) 697-2505

Cancer Support – CrossWinds

Cancer affects everyone in some way: personally, family, or friends.  This group exists to walk through spiritual and emotional support during the fearful, stressful journey of living with or alongside someone with cancer.  The group is led by those with cancer or by those supporting someone with cancer.

Where:  1660 Freisman Road, Pleasanton, Breakout Room 3

When:  Second & Fourth Thursday of the Month, 5:00 PM

Contact: (925) 560-3800

Love Never Fails

Love Never Fails is committed to restoration, education and protection of youth involved or at risk of becoming involved in domestic sex trafficking.  This 501 (c)(3) offers housing, education, mentoring & health services, workforce development, street outreach, missing person search and community activism.

Volunteers:   Join us for our monthly action network meetings on the 1st Sunday of every month. Meet our Directors and learn about our programs and current needs. Fill out the Form on the volunteer site if you are interested in volunteering with us.

To learn more: www.loveneverfailsus.com

For help: (844) 249-2698

Contact: email Love Never Fails

Love Never Fails: 6937 Village Parkway, #2074, Dublin

Voice Outside the Wall, Prison Ministry (For the families of those incarcerated)

This gathering is for families that have been devastated by the incarceration of a loved one,  The group will help families understand what to expect after someone they care about has been arrested, and how to cope before, during and after their sentence.

When: Last Monday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Where: Valley Christian Center, NorthView Room, 7500 Inspiration Drive, Dublin

For More Information : Email Linda Lopes at llopes@comediscovervcc.org

Tri-Valley Rental Housing Opportunities Guide

Alameda/Contra Costa Tri-Valley
Rental Housing Opportunities Guide

This directory of publicly-assisted rental housing resources is produced as a public service by the jurisdictions in the Tri-Valley area including Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, San Ramon and the town of Danville.

The guide provides:
* A listing of housing related services in the Tri-Valley, including fair housing resources
* A listing, by area, of affordable (below-market) rental units

Download (PDF, 2.47MB)

Pocket Guide to Human Services

The Human Services Pocket Guide Is a joint effort by the cities of Dublin, Livermore, and Pleasanton to cumulate known resources into one handy pocket-sized guide.  The Pocket Guide provides information on resources for basic human service needs such as food, shelter, healthcare, developmental and physical disability, education and employment, etc.  The Pocket Guide is available in English and Spanish.

See website for more information:  http://www.dublin.ca.gov/1769/Human-Services

 

Missing Man Ministry – Widows/Fatherless

Missing Man ministry is incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) organization helping widows and fatherless children in need.  The mission of this non-profit is to alleviate the suffering of women and children facing the loss of a husband and father.  We are men, women and children in your community dedicated to helping families who have lost a man, either suddenly or through a prolonged illness.  We are neighbors and friends, organized as a non-profit, so that we’re ready to help when needed.  We respond to needs as we’re made aware and as we’re able.  We’re at our best when the need is greatest, providing counseling and many types of support and assistance.  We help life go on for those in grief, in sensitive, caring and non-intrusive ways.  We also help connect you to other organizations in your community focused on longer term solutions.

Volunteer

You can be part of a group of men, women and children who are committed to helping hurting people in their community. To join us, please email us with your contact information, along with your skills, talents and abilities. As we organize projects to meet needs in our community that are aligned with your skills, we will contact you to inform you of the need and invite you to join the project.

Phone: (925) 399-5463

Website: www.missingmanministry.org

Email: Missing Man Ministry

Gideons International

Be part of this important ministry focused on providing God’s written word to local hotels, schools, colleges, hospitals, jails, prisons, police, fire and military personnel.

Who is eligible to join The Gideon’s International?

Generally, Christian businessmen and professional men age 21 and older, or retired businessmen and professional men, who adhere to the core spiritual beliefs held by The Gideons International are eligible to join. In addition to meeting these professional and spiritual qualifications, potential Gideons must also be recommended by their pastors.

Where: Throughout the Tri-Valley and beyond

Website:  www2.gideons.org

Safe Families For Children (SFFC)

Be a temporary safe haven for children of parents in crisis!  SFFC is a partnership between Olive Crest, a faith-based child welfare agency and local churches providing a way other than the foster care system for families to have time to heal and reunite in a more stable and healthy home. Safe families are needed in the Tri-Valley area!

Visit our website at: www.safefamiliesnorcal.org

Contact:  call 925-566-8050 or submit contact form on-line

 

 

Court Appointed Special Advocates Program (CASA)

CASA serves abused, abandoned and neglected children, ages 8-19, who are dependents of the juvenile court system.  CASA volunteers establish stable relationships with foster children, getting to know their unique history and making informed recommendations to the courts.  When a child has an advocate, he/she is more likely to get needed services — and a permanent, stable home.

Contact:  email Volunteer Recruiter, Jacqueline España or  call (510) 618-1964

Visit our website at: www.casaofalamedacounty.org

Agape Villages Foster Family Agency

Agape Villages is committed to serving some of California’s most troubled young people. Children without safe homes are depending on Agape Villages to help them reshape their futures. You can help by creating a backpack of love for a foster child, volunteering to help in the office, adopting a family at Thanksgiving or Christmas, or helping with their annual Christmas party.  Visit our website at: www.agapevillages.org

Where: 3160 Crow Canyon Place, Suite 120, San Ramon

Contact: email General Info or call (925) 866-3020

Sentinels of Freedom

This grassroots group started in San Ramon as a promise to accept responsibility for the well-being of severely injured men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces returning to civilian life and who show promise for bright and productive futures. It is now a national program. Get involved by serving on a support team to a Sentinel, in the office or on an event team.  Visit the website at: www.sentinelsoffreedom.org

Where:  2303 Camino Ramon, Suite 270,  San Ramon (925) 380-6342

 

 

Abortion Recovery- Valley Pregnancy Center

Are you hurting from a past abortion? If so, we want to help. Valley Pregnancy Center offers  Abortion Recovery Bible Study Groups  for both women and men struggling with feelings of loss or regret from a past abortion(s).   Through these groups, many women and men have found resolution and freedom.  Individual sessions are also available.  The next women’s group begins in September 2017.  Call to speak with or email someone who cares about you.  You will be met with compassion and understanding.  All correspondence is confidential.  Website: www.valleypregnancycenter.org

Where:   5776 Stoneridge Mall  Road #200, Pleasanton

Hours: Mon-Thurs 9-5; Thurs After 5 by Appointment Only, Fri-Sun Closed

Contact:  call (925) 425-0414 or email marianne@valleypregnancycenter.com

Blue Star Moms

This organization provides support for active duty personnel, promotes patriotism, and assists veterans’ organizations. Help collect and send care packages for our troops, sew for our troops or with other support activities.

Where: Tri-Valley and Contra Costa County locations

Website: www.bluestarmoms.org

Free Income Tax Preparation

Free services  available to households with a 2017 income of $55,000 or less.  Exceptions may apply.  Be prepared to bring photo id for each person on your tax return, Social Security card or ITIN for each person on your tax return, W-2’s for all jobs held in 2017, all 1099, 1098’s and other tax forms, last year’s tax return, child care provider information, landlord name, address, phone for CA Renter’s Credit, your household’s health coverage information (Forms 1095-A,B or C) and savings and checking account and routing numbers for direct deposit.

Call for an appointment:

Tri-Valley One-Stop: (925) 560-9431, Wed.. 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Pleasanton Library: (925) 931-3400. Sat. 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

ITIN Application Assistance: Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center www.trivalleyonestop.org

ClutterLess, (CL) Support Group- Pleasanton

ClutterLess, (CL) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, peer based, SELF- HELP SUPPORT GROUP for people who want to change their cluttering behavior on a deeper level than learning how to organize.   Support meetings are free, however a voluntary donation of $3 to $ 5 is appreciated.   By attending regular support meetings, we maintain decluttering momentum and talk about why we clutter and learn from others how they overcame the same challenges.

Pleasanton Meetings: Every Monday (no meetings on US Post Office holidays), 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM

Where:  The Parkview, 100 Valley Avenue, (2nd Floor Activity Room: use Valley Avenue Main Entrance) Pleasanton 

Information: email or call a Volunteer (925) 289-5356

Website: www.ClutterLessEastBay.org

Healing Tears- CrossWinds

Confidential women’s group for those with painful abortion experiences.  For more information, please email.

Contact: email Sharon or call (510) 697-2505

Cancer Support – CrossWinds

Cancer affects everyone in some way: personally, family, or friends.  This group exists to walk through spiritual and emotional support during the fearful, stressful journey of living with or alongside someone with cancer.  The group is led by those with cancer or by those supporting someone with cancer.

Where:  1660 Freisman Road, Pleasanton, Breakout Room 3

When:  Second & Fourth Thursday of the Month, 5:00 PM

Contact: (925) 560-3800

Union City CAREavan – Safe Overnight Parking Program

CAREavan is a special project organized by the Union City, Kid’s Zone, local community and faith based organizations in an effort to provide families and/or individuals who have been displaced and are temporarily homeless, living in their vehicles, and need a safe place to park overnight.

All of the participating facilities and locations will be providing open restrooms throughout the night.  The City of Union City Community and Recreation Services Department will be providing an attendant to be present throughout the night at all locations.

Some facilities and locations will be providing

  • Showers and toiletries
  • Open pantry (clothing and food)
  • Dinner service/breakfast/snacks
  • Free Wi-Fi/computer use
  • Laundry Service

You MUST fill out an enrollment form at either Union City Kid’s Zone Resource Center or with the Program Coordinator, Jesus Garcia or Sergio Abundis with the Youth and Family Services,

Kid’s Zone, 725 Whipple Road, Union City – 510-476-2770

City of Union City, Sergio Abundis, 33948 19th Street, Union City, – 510-675-5482

For more information see the attached document.

Download (PDF, 1012KB)

Love Never Fails Community Store

LOVE NEVER FAILS is dedicated to the restoration, education and protection of those involved or at risk of becoming involved in domestic sex trafficking.

Their community store has lightly used clothing, furniture, home goods and baby items. Proceeds from the community store support their organizations.

Store is located at 22580 Grand Street in Hayward and is open M-F from 12-5pm

Habitat for Humanity – In Home Rehab Project in the Tri-Valley

For many homeowners, especially those with limited incomes, the cost of home maintenance and repairs can be extremely un-affordable. Habitat is here to help.

Habitat East Bay/Silicon Valley works to alleviate critical health and safety issues by offering home repairs to qualified homeowners with low-incomes. Eligible homeowners can get help with interior and exterior home repairs including accessibility modifications, exterior paint and weatherizing, windows, doors, roof replacements, and other repairs specific to the homeowner’s needs.

Our Home Repair Program offers repairs to qualified homeowners to preserve affordable housing while protecting our most vulnerable neighbors. Repairs include:

  • Critical Repairs
  • Minor Repairs
  • Accessibility
  • Mobile Home Repairs

Are you looking for home repair services? Please fill out our request for service. Help us learn more about you and your needs and a staff member will call you with more information.

Visit website for more information:  http://www.habitatebsv.org/What-We-Build/Home-Repair

Or call:  East Bay Office (Oakland) Phone: (510) 251-6304; Silicon Valley Office (Milpitas) Phone: (408) 942-6444

Joni and Friends Disability Ministry

For over 35 years, our mission has been to communicate the Gospel and to equip Christ-honoring churches worldwide to evangelize and disciple people affected by disabilities. Through ministry programs like Family Retreats and Wheels for the World, we serve the global disability community in Christ’s name.

Find out how you can become involved in serving people and families affected by disability. And if you or someone you love is affected by disability, explore our site and find out how we can serve you!

Where:  6400 Village Parkway, Dublin

Contact:  (510) 727-8845 or (925) 361-8672

See website for more information:  http://www.joniandfriends.org/

Alameda County Foster Parent Association

The Alameda County Foster Parent Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to empowering, supporting, educating and advocating for Licensed Foster Parents, Relative and Non-relative caregivers and adoptive families throughout Alameda County.  Our mission is to help ensure consistent, safe, quality care for children in need of out-of-home placement.

Alameda County Foster Parent Association
1271 Washington Ave, #659
San Leandro, CA 94577

Phone:  510-667-7606

Website:  http://alamedacountyfosterparentassociation.org/

Spectrum Community Services, HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) & Weatherization

Spectrum Community Services Inc., administers federally-funded programs to help low-income household pay their energy bills (HEAP, Home Energy Assistance Program) and provide energy-savings measures (Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program) to people who meet the eligibility requirements.  See website for application packet and/or application pick up locations in Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore.

HEAP :  (510) 881-0300 ext 216, 214 (Spanish) or 225 – Eligibility based on household’s total monthly income, which can not exceed HEAP income guidelines.  Funds are for household with low income and high energy costs, prioritizing households with elderly, disabled persons and/or children under six years old.

Weatherization: (510) 881-0300 ext. 272 – As federally funded program, Spectrum can give energy savings measure to people who meet eligibility requirements.  Priorities are placed on households with seniors (60+), disabled, and children under 6.

Website: www.spectrumcs.org  for more information and current gross income guidelines

Spectrum Community Services Inc. HEAP & Weatherization, P.O.Box 4317, Hayward, CA   94540

Regional Center for the East Bay, RCEB

Regional Center of the East Bay, (RCEB) serves people of all ages with developmental disabilities.  RCEB also serve infants and toddlers with developmental delay as well as those who are at high risk for developmental disability or those who have an established risk for developmental disability.

The RCEB is one of 21 Regional Centers that is a community based private non-profit corporation under contract with the California Department of Developmental Service.  RCEB works in partnership with many individuals and agencies to plan and coordinate services and support for people with developmental disabilities, family members and community leader in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

Where: RCEB/San Leandro, Creekside Plaza,  500 Davis Street, Suite 100, San Leandro

Contact: (510) 618-6100

More Information: www.rceb.org  For email contact fill out the online form under Contact Us.

Lawyer Referral Service, Alameda County Bar Association

The ACBA Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) can match you with a pre-screened Alameda County Lawyer qualified to help you with your legal issues. LRS phones are open from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
 
If you call after hours, you can leave a message and we will return your call within 1-2 business days. We are not able to accept walk-in requests for help, no exceptions.
 
Call 510-302-2222, extension 4, or Request a Referral Online now!
Website:  www.acbanet.org

Teen Challenge NorWestCal Nevada

Teen Challenge NorWestCal Nevada is a 12-18 month residential recovery program that provides help to those struggling with destructive and abusive lifestyles such as drug and alcohol addiction. We have three homes in the Northern California, two in Nevada and one in the Philippines, dedicated to assisting men, women, children, teenagers and entire families who are on the road to recovery. Teen Challenge teaches people how to regain control of their lives and become productive citizens of our community.

Contact Administration Office: Santa Clara– (408) 703-2001 or toll free (888) 339-3193

Contact Oakland Men’s Center:  Oakland – (510) 562-1141

For information: www.TeenChallenge.net

Army Emergency Relief, AER

AER is the Army’s own emergency financial assistance organization and is dedicated to “Helping the Army Take Care of its Own.” AER financial assistance is conducted within the Army structure by mission commanders and garrison commanders through AER Sections located at U.S. Army installations worldwide.  At Army Emergency Relief we help Soldiers and Families like you and yours everyday with scholarships, grants, and loans that are always free of interest and fees

More Information:   www.aerhq.org

Nearest Locations

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance – USCG Sector San Francisco – 28.02 miles
USCG Sector San Francisco Yerba Buena Island San Francisco, CA 94130
(415)399-3482
Coast Guard Mutual Assistance – USCG Air Station San Francisco – 29.22 miles
USCG Air Station San Francisco SFO International Airport BLDG 1020 BLDG 1020 San Francisco, CA 94128
(650)808-2931
Air Force Aid Society – Travis AFB – 38.42 miles
Travis AFB 60 FSS/FSFR 351 Travis Ave Bldg 660 Travis AFB, CA 94535
(707)424-4349

Ability Now Bay Area

Ability Now Bay Area, a 501 (c) 3, non-profit  offers opportunity, advocacy and advancement for people with disabilities in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.  Formerly known as the Cerebral Palsy Center it offers services to adults with developmental and physical disabilities.  Programs include education, communication, computer literacy, vocational training, wellness and community integration while promoting self advocacy, independent living skills, and leisure skills, which enhance the participants’ ability to live more independently.

Where: 4500 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland

Contact: (510) 531-3323 or email info@abilitynowba.org

Website: www.abilitynowbayarea.org

Washington on Wheels Mobile Health Clinic, (W.O.W)

The Washington On Wheels Mobile Health Clinic (W.O.W.) is a mobile medical unit providing quality health care services primarily to uninsured and under-served district residents. W.OW. brings Washington Hospital’s commitment to patient-first care to clients throughout Southern Alameda County, including Fremont, Newark and Union City. The intent is to discover undiagnosed conditions before they become serious and to treat chronic conditions before they turn into life-threatening emergencies.  The Washington On Wheels Mobile Health Clinic is staffed by a nurse practitioner under the direction of Washington Hospital physician Dr. Steven Curran.

Service Schedule

  • Every Tuesday – 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Washington On Wheels Mobile Health Clinic (W.O.W.) will be at the Family Resource Center, 39155 Liberty Street, Fremont. Please note the W.O.W. van is closed from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. for lunch.
  • First Wednesday of the month – 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Washington On Wheels Mobile Health Clinic (W.O.W.) will be at the Fremont Senior Center, 40086 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont. Please note the W.O.W. van is closed from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. for lunch.
  • Third Wednesday of each month – 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Washington On Wheels Mobile Health Clinic (W.O.W.) will be at the Ruggieri Senior Center, 33997 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City. Please note the W.O.W. van is closed from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. for lunch.

(W.O.W. also provides service to Tri-City Area School Districts on Wednesdays when W.O.W. is not scheduled for other locations. Please call (510) 608-3203 for availability.)

For more information on the mobile clinic schedule or to make an appointment, please call (510) 608-3203

See website for more information

Tri-City Health Center

TCHC provides a wide spectrum of health education, healthcare, and social services to everyone, without regard to financial position, ethnicity, language, culture, sexual orientation or any other criteria. Service are provided on a sliding fee scale.

Main Clinic: 39500 Liberty Street, Fremont,

Call for appointment:  (510) 770-8040

Visit Website:  http://tri-cityhealth.org/

Child Care Links- Car Seat/Booster Seat Program

Contact Child Care Links to learn about how you can receive a FREE car seat, or booster seat, to replace your outgrown, damaged, or recalled seat. Free car seats are also available to low income families, families experiencing challenging situations, or are in need. Child Care Links is a non-profit, tax-exempt agency.

Contact: Child Care Links, 6601 Owens Drive, Suite 100, Pleasanton

Website: www.childcarelinks.org

Call: (925) 417-8733 or email info@childcarelinks.org

International Institute of the Bay Area Legal (IIBA)

The International Institute of the Bay Area, IIBA is a non-profit that provides affordable immigration legal services to the Bay Area Community.  Immigration attorneys and Board of Immigration Appeals Accredited Representatives can help Bay Area residents determine if they are eligible for immigration relief, and represent them throughout the application process.  IIBA offers a variety of services including Citizenship Services, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Services, Family Reunification Services.

If you are interested in learning more about the services and fees:

Website: www.iibayarea.org

Locations: Fremont, Oakland, Antioch 

Fremont location: Call (510) 894-3639 or email fremont@iibayarea.org

Alameda County- Community Development Agency- Housing Rehabilitation Services

The Alameda County Healthy Homes Department Housing Rehabilitation Program serves selected cities (Albany, Dublin, Emeryville, Newark, Piedmont) and the Urban County (unincorporated counties including San Lorenzo, Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Foothill Knolls, Fairview and Sunol).   Housing rehabilitation grant and loan services are available to qualified individuals.

Housing Rehabilitation and Grant Loan Services:

Minor Home Repair grants are offered in the Urban County, the unincorporated areas of the county, and the cities of Oakland, and Union City. This grant can be used to make minor plumbing, carpentry, electrical repairs and can be used for, railings, grab bars, toilets, water heaters, furnaces, doors, locks and more.

Accessibility Improvement grants are offered in the Urban County, the unincorporated areas of the county and the city of Union City for seniors or persons with special needs to install ramps, handrails, grab bars, railings, doorways, bath and kitchen access, bathtubs and showers, counter height modifications, etc.

Exterior Paint grants are offered in the Urban County, the unincorporated areas of the county, and Union City to paint the exterior of your home.

Mobile Home grants are offered in the Urban County, the unincorporated areas of the county and the cities of Fremont and Union City to fix roofs, heating and cooling systems, plumbing, floors, windows, and to replace built-in ovens and ranges. Mobile home owners in Union City may apply for a Minor Home Repair Grant.

Invasive Tree Removal grants are offered in the City of Fremont for trees on private property that are causing structural or functional problems like pavement buckling, walkway or foundation damage.

Rehabilitation Low-Interest Loans of up to $60,000 for major repairs in the Urban County, the unincorporated areas of the county, and Fremont. Repayment may be deferred until the property is sold, refinanced or title transferred.

Rehabilitation grants are available for owner occupied properties in Union City. Work may include repairs on your roof, foundation, termite damage, dry rot, kitchen and bath damage, plumbing, electrical, water heater, doors, windows, built-in appliances, heating and cooling, energy doors, and more.

To Be Eligible for Any of These Services You Must:

  • Own your home or live in one of our services areas and
  • Have an income based upon family size within the guidelines (PDF – 210kb)*.
  • Tenants who are 62 or older and/or have a disability may apply for an Accessibility Improvement Grant with their landlords consent.

The Alameda County Community Development Agency’s Healthy Homes Department Housing Rehabilitation Program includes: Minor Home Repair Grants (including mobile homes), Accessibility Improvement Grants, Paint Grants, and Housing Rehabilitation Loans.

Contact: (510) 567-8280  Monday-Friday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Website:   www.achhd.org

Location:  2000 Embarcadero, Suite 300, Oakland

Lincoln – Kinship Support Services Program

Are you raising a relative’s child?

Lincoln-  Kinship Support Services Program provides free services to kinship families-families in which a child is being raised by his or her relatives.  Our goal is to support our families in any way possible to ensure that the child stays with a relative caregiver versus entering the foster care system.

These services include case management, advocacy and referral to a wide range of services, free workshops and classes based on our kin families needs and interests, support groups for both caregivers and youth, free “Caregiver Night Out” and family events, 24 hour helpline for immediate resource referral, free homework help and academic support, free weekend recreation activities for children and youth, Aviator Program which is a teen leadership program, Kin Connect which is a youth mentoring program.

We serve Alameda County families including Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton.

Where: Lincoln, 1149 A Street, Hayward

Contact:  Phone: 510-583-8026 or email at info@lincolnfamilies.org

Website:  www.lincolnfamilies.org

Narcotics Anonymous

NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs have become a major problem. They meet regularly to help each other stay clean. The are not interested in what or how much you used, but only in what you want to do about your problem and how they can help.

Membership is open to all drug addicts, regardless of the particular drug or combination of drugs used. When adapting AA’s First Step, the word “addiction” was substituted for “alcohol,” thus removing drug-specific language and reflecting the “disease concept” of addiction.

There is no social, religious, economic, racial, ethnic, national, gender, or class-status membership restrictions. There are no dues or fees for membership; while most members regularly contribute small sums to help cover the expenses of meetings, such contributions are not mandatory.

Narcotics Anonymous provides a recovery process and support network inextricably linked together. One of the keys to NA’s success is the therapeutic value of addicts working with other addicts. Members share their successes and challenges in overcoming active addiction and living drug-free productive lives through the application of the principles contained within the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of NA.

For meeting times and more information see website:  http://www.contracostana.org/https://na.org/

Phone: 925-685-4357

 

Workforce and Benefits Administration-Alameda County Social Services Agency

The Workforce and Benefits Administration’s mission is to promote self-sufficiency and provide continuing economic assistance through public and private sector partnerships while fostering a workforce development system which supports individuals and families.  Publicly sponsored health coverage programs are also available to assist with individual health needs.

CalWorks, California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids an employment based program that requires employable adults to participate in work related activities to receive aid.

AC HIRE, Alameda County SSA Department of Workforce and Benefit Administration program offers businesses no cost recruitment assistance, job advertising and placement services, information on subsidized employment and tax credit programs.

Information on AC HIRE:  email Andrea Ford or call (510) 510-259-3812

Information about Workforce and Benefits Administration or CalWorks:
www.AlamedaSocialServices.org

Family Paths Inc.

Non-profit organization of mental health professionals and dedicated volunteers that provide mental health counseling and therapy.  This multi-cultural agency serves the mental health needs of Children/Families in Oakland, Fremont and Hayward.   Services include  Family Support, Counseling and Parenting classes.   A 24-hour support line offers support and advice to Families and  Foster Parents.

Visit website: www.familypaths.org

24-hour Support Hotline: (800) 829-3777

Where:  22320 Foothill Blvd, Suite 400, Hayward, CA 94541

Phone:  510-893-9230

ClutterLess, (CL) Support Group- Pleasanton

ClutterLess, (CL) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, peer based, SELF- HELP SUPPORT GROUP for people who want to change their cluttering behavior on a deeper level than learning how to organize.   Support meetings are free, however a voluntary donation of $3 to $ 5 is appreciated.   By attending regular support meetings, we maintain decluttering momentum and talk about why we clutter and learn from others how they overcame the same challenges.

Pleasanton Meetings: Every Monday (no meetings on US Post Office holidays), 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM

Where:  The Parkview, 100 Valley Avenue, (2nd Floor Activity Room: use Valley Avenue Main Entrance) Pleasanton 

Information: email or call a Volunteer (925) 289-5356

Website: www.ClutterLessEastBay.org

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