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Resources by Location 2017-04-27T01:07:15+00:00

RESOURCES BY LOCATION

Pleasanton Health Fair

This event is open to the TRI-VALLEY COMMUNITY!  Free physical exams for school-age children (parent must be present) as well as free vision and dental screenings for children and adults!  Early sign-ups are recommended for physical exams – email HealthFair to sign up.  Learn about many community resources! The health fair is supported by multiple public
and private agencies and health systems in Alameda County.

When: Saturday, April 29th from 9 AM – 1 PM
Where: Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Avenue
Contact: For more info and volunteer information visit Ptownlife.org

Tri-Valley Regional Hiring Events

There are two hiring events happening in the Tri-Valley this spring.  Both are filled with full-time career or career-ladder positions.  The dates and locations are below.  Here’s what you need to do to get prepared for them:

  1. Pre-register for the events:
    1. Here for Livermore
    2. Here for Dublin
  2. Send a resume or two (if you are seeking different types of jobs) that you want employers to see ahead of time to tvoscc@gmail.com
  3. Attend our Job Fair preparation workshop on April 18 @ 11am or April 19 @ 5:30pm.  To register, go to our Calendar page and register there or call 925-560-9431.
  4. Download the Job Fair Success and Job Fair Do’s and Don’t Tip Sheets from our Free Downloads page.
  5. Study the list of the registered employers below and their potential positions. Visit their websites and research the companies ahead of time.

Both are free event – even the parking is free.  Come prepared to meet your next employer.

April 25, 2017 – 3:00 PM-7:00 PM                                    
4444 East Ave., Livermore

 May 4, 2017 – 3:00 PM-7:00 PM
11600 Shannon Ave., Dublin

 

A Matter of Balance- Dublin

Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley, (SSPTV)  will present A Matter of Balance in April 2017 in Dublin.  Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities.  A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.  The program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls.  Classes are held once a week for 8 weeks, the program is free.  Sign up at the front desk at Carlow Court.

When: Starts Thursday, April 6, 2017, 1:30 PM – 3:3:30 PM

Where: Carlow Court, 6880 Mariposa Circle, Dublin, CA 

Question: Call (925) 931-5379 Nicole Albrecht

Free Income Tax Preparation

Free services  available to households with a 2016 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 2016, 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

Money Management Workshops

Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center is hosting two workshops to provide education on better managing bills and money. First Tuesday of the month, 10:00 – 11:00 AM, “When the Money Stops and the Bills Don’t.” Register online at www.trivalleyonestop.org/calendar or call (925) 560-9431.

When: 1st Tuesdays Of Each Month

Where: 6300 Village Parkway, Suite 100, Dublin.

Knowing Financial Peace- CrossWinds

In our culture, seventy percent of people live paycheck to paycheck without an emergency plan.  This nine-week course utilizes Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University’s curriculum.  The class teaches individuals and families how to achieve financial goals by living within their means, as well as how to avoid disastrous financial decisions.   Registration fee,  $99.00 (childcare is available with registration).

When: February 27, 2017, Mondays, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Where: 1660 Freisman Road, Pleasanton

Register: www.crosswindschurch.org/events

Questions: Email Jodie

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

Tax Services

Free services are available to households with a 2016 income of $54,000 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 2016, 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

Las Positas College: (925) 560-9431 DROP OFF ONLY, Wed. 2:00 PM-5:00 PM

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

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: 1-800-260-0094

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

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

Child Care Links Diaper Pantry

Beginning January 1st, 2017 the Child Care Links Diaper Pantry will open.  The generous support of the Tri-Valley Community during the week-long challenge in October 2016 allowed for the collection of 55,000 disposable diapers.

In December 2016 Child Care Links has distributed a month’s supply of diapers (160 diapers) to 38 low-income families, providing diapers to 57 children.

Beginning January 1, 2017 the hours of operation for the Child Care Links Diaper Pantry:

Dates open:

Thursday: 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM and The 2nd Saturday of each month: 9:00 AM – 12:oo PM

A parent/legal guardian must be present in order to pick up diapers.

Where: 6601 Owens Drive, Ste 100, Pleasanton

Contact:  (925) 249-3920

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

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, and chilled or frozen meals can be pre-ordered for weekend and holidays.

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

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 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.

To learn more: www.loveneverfailsus.com

For help: (844) 249-2698

Contact: email Love Never Fails

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

22580 Grand Street, Hayward,  5884 Eden Park Place, San Jose

AHIP, AIDS Housing Information Project

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 or Toll Free (877) 424-3746

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

Where: 4444 Black Avenue, Pleasanton

 Website: http://www.pleasantonccc.org 

Car Seat Safety

California state law requires all drivers to protect young children with car seats and booster seats.  Child Care Links offers a limited number of car seats, and booster seats to qualifying families, at no cost.  Free car seats are also available to low income families, families experiencing challenging situations, or are in need. FREE Car Seat Installation Instruction is also offered by Certified Car Seat Safety Technicians.  Call to schedule a FREE appointment.

Where: 6601 Owens Drive Suite 100 Pleasanton, CA 94588

Contact: Call 925.417.8733

Free Donation Closet At Village High School, Pleasanton

This closet will provide free clothing to families in need and encourages families to donate clothing they no longer need. Families receiving clothing do not need to have a student in the Pleasanton School District. The Hanger will be staffed by Pleasanton USD special education students who will learn critical job-training skills a part of the curriculum. Families who would like to donate items can drop them off at the donation room or at the district’s special education office at 4661 Bernal Avenue, Pleasanton.

 Where: Room 703B at Village High, 4645 Bernal Avenue, Pleasanton

Contact:  Marla Silversmith at (925) 426-4293.

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 in 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

Bay Area Community Services, (BACS) – Wellness Centers

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

Phone : (510) 613-0330

Website: www.bayareacs.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

Car Safety- Car Seats or Booster seats Program

Child Care Links can provide information 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 Car Seat Safety

Alameda Health System-Outpatient Psychiatric Services, (OPS) Senior Day Treatment Services

Alameda Health System (Highland General Hospital, Fairmont Hospital, San Leandro Hospital, Alameda Hospital, John George Psychiatric Hospital, Ambulatory Wellness Center) Senior Day Treatment Services provide specialized mental health services for Seniors.   They provide day treatment services for seniors who are struggling with mental illness and adjustment issues associated with later life in a supportive milieu that focuses on building skills.   OPS offers psychiatric intake assessment, daily group therapy, regular visits with a psychiatrist, weekly visits with a therapist, mediation evaluation, as needed nursing follow up on medical issues, lunch and transportation.  For more information or to schedule an appointment see below.

Contact: (510) 895-4359

Outpatient Psychiatric Services: 15400 Foothill Blvd, Bldg. C 3, San Leandro

Missing Man- mobilizing power of volunteers and donors

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.

Missing Man Dinner Banquet: October 9, 2016, 5:30 PM -7:30 PM, in Livermore.   This is a fundraiser.

Phone: (925) 399-5463

Website: www.missingmanministry.org

Email: Missing Man Ministry

National Human Trafficking Resource Center

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national, anti-trafficking hotline and resource center serving victims and survivors of human trafficking and the anti-trafficking community in the United States.  The toll-free hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Call to get help, report a tip of suspected trafficking, or request information and training.

Telephone: 1-888-373-7888

Website: www.traffickingresourcecenter.org

Alameda County Clerk-Recorder’s Office

New satellite office opened on December 1st, 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: Initially Monday and Tuesdays, 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM – it is anticipated office hours will expand in future.

Community Resources for Independent Living (CRIL)

Community Resources for Independent Living, (CRIL)  is a peer-based organization that advocates and provides resources for people with disabilities to improve lives and make communities fully accessible.  Services include (see website for list of complete programs):

Information and Referral ( I & R):  CRIL is not only a centralized resource for disability-related questions, it is a link to many resources in Alameda County.

Housing Assistance:  CRIL assists in how to look for housing, keeps a current list of available rentals and hosts weekly Housing Information Workshops in Hayward and monthly workshops in its branch office locations. CRIL does not own housing or run its own residential facility.

Personal Assistant Referral: Part of the internet Alameda County QuickMatch.  CRIL assists consumers with lists of private pay personal assistants.

Peer Support: Peer Support Groups are offered at three office locations.

Assistive Technology (AT) Referrral and Loan:  CRIL’s AT Coordinator will assist with identifying most current devices, tools, equipment, and resources.  CRIL is a member of the AT Network and one of 12 Device Lending Library sites in California.

Independent Living Skills (ILS) Training: Skills include managing money, navigating transportation systems, and effective communication. CRIL conducts quarterly Disaster Preparedness Workshops for People with Disabilities.

Main Office, 439 “A” Street, Hayward, M-F, 9AM-12:30 PM / 1:30 -5PM

Tri-Valley Office  : 3311 Pacific Avenue, Livermore, drop in  T & TH 9-Noon/ 2-5 PM: by appointment M, W & F

Tri-Cities Office: 39155 Liberty Street, Fremont, drop in T & TH – 10-4:30 PM / by appointment M, W & F

Phone: (510) 881-5743 – TTY (510)881-0218, Hayward / Tri-Cities (510) 794-5735

Tri-Valley- (925) 371-1531 /  TTY (925) 371-1532

Website: www.crilhayward.org

Voice Outside the Wall (prison ministry)

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. This is a safe and confidential environment.

When: last monday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Where: Valley Christian Center office conference room, 7500 Inspiration Drive, Dublin

 Contact: Sheila Turbinton

Community Bible Study for Women, CBS

CBS is a non-denominational, in-depth Bible study for women. The 2016-2017  study will be “Red Sea to the Jordan River”.  For more information, visit the CBS website at www.communitybiblestudy.org

When: Thursdays mornings beginning on September 8, 2016 –  9:30 AM  – 11:30 AM

Where: Valley Bible Church, 7106 Johnson Drive , Pleasanton

Contact:  Sherri , CBS Class Coordinator

Alameda County Community Housing and Support Services

Apply through Alameda County Community Housing and Support Services, (CHASS)  at the following locations:

Alameda County Social Services, 24100 Amador Street,Hayward, (510) 670-6000     

Eastmont Self-Sufficiency Center

6955 Foothill Blvd, Ste. 100, Oakland, (888) 999-4772 or

(510) 383-5300 

Alameda County Health Care for Homeless Program

Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless Program (ACHCHP) is a federally-funded 330(h) Health Care for the Homeless program that provides health care and case management services to homeless persons throughout Alameda County since 1988.

ACHCHP provides case management,  referrals to  mobile medical clinics (Berkeley, Oakland) , visiting shelters, meal sites, transitional and recovery housing programs.

Contact: ACCESS, (Acute Crisis Care & Evaluation for System Wide Services), a department of Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services, www.acbhcs.org

 at 1 (800) 491-9099

Mobile clinic sites phone:   (510) 532-1930 (Berkeley, Oakland)

Parenting Classes

Parents Working Together:  Topic rotates month to month. Free child care available but must RSVP at (925) 354-1392 or e-mail Susan Mancino

When:  2nd Tuesday of month, 6:30-8:00 PM

Where: Tri-Valley YMCA, 6603 Sierra Lane, Suite F, Dublin

Foster Parent Support Group:

When: 4th Tuesday each month

Where: Cornerstone Fellowship, 348 N. Canyons Parkway, Livermore, (925) 447-3465.

The Parent Project: provided by the Pleasanton Unified School District.
Learn never to argue with your child again! Prevent or intervene in alcohol or drug use!  Improve school attendance and performance! Find resources to help your family! $24 material fee per family donation requested. Scholarships available. Join the group at any time!

When: Wednesdays, January 27 – April 13, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Where: 4665 Bernal Avenue, Bernal Room

Contact: Register by email with Kirsten Dwyer  or call (925) 426-4325

The Parent Project in Spanish: provided by Horizons Family Counseling.

When: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 PM, March 1 – May 24

Where: East Avenue Middle School, Multi-Purpose Room, 3951 East Avenue

Contact: Horizons Family Counseling to register at (925) 371-4747

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.

following are Tri-Valley meeting locations and times:

 

NA – Download

YMCA Parenting Education

Come join us for our monthly free parenting education series, facilitated by a Parenting Skills Coach.  Every 2nd Tuesday, gather with other parents for an opportunity to discuss the ups and downs of parenting, and gain support and tools.  Childcare is available with advanced registration.  Participants are asked to RSVP.  Call to reserve a spot.  Check with Y for upcoming topics.

Siblings & Friends: Helping Kids Navigate Important Relationships- June 14, 2016

When:  2nd Tuesday of each month, 6:30-8:00 pm

Where:  Tri-Valley YMCA, 6693 Sierra Lane, Suite F,  Dublin, CA 94568

 Contact: email Susan Mancino or call 925-354-1392

 

 

 

Dublin Police Department Ministerial Fund

Currently two Dublin churches contribute to a fund which provides food gift cards and/or a one-night stay at a hotel in Pleasanton.  A request can only be made once a year.

Those in need contact a church representative who provides them with an approval letter.  The letter is taken to the Dublin Police Department and presented to the sergeant on duty.

The department runs a criminal check before issuing a voucher or gift card.

 

Contact:      Frank Klosky @ Good News Family Fellowship

925-833-7683

 

 

 

New Hope Lay Counseling

New Hope Ministries offers lay counseling services  (premarital, recovery and support groups) based on biblical precepts and principles.  Lay counseling, encouragement and prayer is provided to individuals and couples.  New Hope also offers a network of referrals and outside resources for individuals, couples, families and children to local licensed, Christian counselors and MFT Interns.

Where: Cornerstone Fellowship, 348 N. Canyons Pkwy, Livermore

Contact: Tracey, for more info

 

Turning Point Recovery Group

A Christ centered recovery group for those stuck in the pain of alcohol and drug addiction.  This Bible based program utilizes the 12 step recovery process and emphasizes growth in recovery. No registration fee and no registration required.  Childcare is available – please contact Julia

When: Mondays,  7:00-9:00 PM

Where: Cornerstone Fellowship, 348 N. Canyons Prkwy., Livermore,  Room U1

Contact:  Greg, for more info

 

Counter Point Support Group

A support group for parents, spouses or other adults facing the heartache of dealing with loved ones struggling with addictive behaviors of alcohol or drugs.  We encourage growth and recovery for the whole family.  Our goal is for participants to find courage, strength and hope in Christ through a Bible based 12 step program and prayer.  No registration or fee required.  Childcare is available -please contact Julia.

When: Mondays

Time: 7-8:30 PM

Where: Cornerstone Fellowship, 348 N. Canyons Prkwy, Livermore, Room C219

Contact: Laurie, for more info

 

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

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 (510-421-6861), 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.  General information about the program call (510) 273-4700 ext. 2000

                   Where:    Lincoln, 111 Review Way, Suite 200, Hayward

                  Contact:  Christina Cuenca, Community Outreach Coordinator, (510) 273-4700 ext. 2027

Ministry of Care- St. Raymond Church

The Ministry of Care at St. Raymond Church provides support for members of the community who are grieving a  loss through death or divorce.  All support facilitators have been trained by Sandy Heinisch, a grief minister and counselor with the Oakland Diocese, and a member of the National Catholic Ministry to the Bereaved.  Meetings held in the Kids Club room, to the left of the church.  Classes run year round.

St. Raymond has a very supportive Spanish speaking community.  Many of our facilitators are Spanish speaking.

When:        Saturday mornings at 11:00AM

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

Contact:     Matt & Denise Troiano at matt_troiano2001@yahoo.com

or call St. Raymond’s Church at (925) 828-2460

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

http://www.sanramon.ca.gov/housing/documents/rental.pdf

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 6:30 PM

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

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

Job Links

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:oo pm

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

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

Shamrock Cafe at the Dublin Senior Center

Meet new friends and be served by friendly volunteers at the Dublin Senior Center where meals are provided by Open Heart Kitchen. Reservations are encouraged but are not required except for special luncheons.  There is a suggested donation of $3.00 per meal or you can purchase a Punch Card which includes 10 pre-paid meals for $30.00.  Take out is available.  See menu at:  http://dublinca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/13132

When: Monday – Friday, 11:30 – 12:30; after 12:15, the Lunch is boxed as a “take out”

Where: Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd.

Contact: Call Dublin Senior Center for more information @ 556-4511 or call Clare Gomes of Open Heart Kitchen at (925) 580-6793

Pathways Community Church

Enjoy a hot meal offered by Open Heart Kitchen

When:             Monday evenings 4:00pm-6:00pm

Where:           6533  Sierra Lane

Contact:          925-580-6793

 

St. Vincent de Paul Society

St. Vincent de Paul  offers support to families, in need, in our parish boundaries.  Please call and leave a message stating your need.  Upon receiving your call, a team of two will make an appointment to meet with you in order to determine how they can help.

Where:           Offered through St. Raymond Catholic Church, Dublin

Contact:          Dick Kunz @ 925-574-7456 (recording for help-line)

Pocket Guide to Human Services

The Pocket Guides were developed by the cities of Livermore and Pleasanton and updated by the city of Dublin as a handy resource to connect residents to Human Services, not only in the Tri-Valley, but in Alameda County as well. This Pocket Guide is given to Police Officers who may encounter residents during the course of their activities; school counselors,service providers and available at public counters in the three cities.

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Easter Seals Kaleidoscope

This non-profit provides services for Tri-Valley youth ages 5-22 with developmental disabilities.    The Easter Seals Kaleidoscope Program helps young residents of Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon, Danville and Castro Valley obtain independent living, pre-vocational, and social skills as well as a place to discover and build lifelong friendships.

Families depend on Kaleidoscope to provide a safe, stable and nurturing environment for their child after-school during the school year and throughout the summer months.

Where: 7425 Larkdale Ave.,  Dublin, CA

Program Supervisor:  Zach Lupton or (925) 828-8857

CityServe Coordinator:  Sally Scholl or (925) 560-9536

Hope Hospice Grief Support Groups serving Adults, Children and Teens

Hope Hospice Inc.  offers a variety of free  grief  support groups throughout the year here in the Tri-Valley.  Prior to joining a support group Hope Hospice requires that you participate in a meeting with a Grief Support Provider to determine whether their services can meet your need.     Adult  Grief Journeys Groups are eight week sessions and  provide a way to explore grief in a safe and supportive environment.   Sessions include sharing, coping strategies, exploring memories and discovering hope and meaning.  The six-week Children and Teens Support Groups sessions (Age 6-17)  provide a safe and nurturing environment to help children and teens understand and learn healthy coping skills.  Age appropriate support groups allow participants to explore their feelings through sharing, creative writing, music, games and art projects.  

Enrollment is limited please call to register.  Prior to joining our support groups, we ask that you attend an informational interview with a Grief Support Provider.

Grief Journeys Support Groups meet Wednesday August  3rd – September 21, 7:00 -8:30 PM

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

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

Website: www.HopeHospice.com

Highway to Work Paid Internship Program

You can Earn up to $5,000 for Work and School!!  This program is for Alameda County youth that are:

on Probation (age 14-17)
in Foster Care (age 14-17)
or CalWorks/CalLearn (age 14-19)

 You will gain opportunities such as:

150 hours toward a paid internship at $12.25/hr.
$12.25/hr. for credit recovery efforts
Money toward school, transportation, food

Bring the following documents: Photo ID, Social Security Card, Birth Certificate and Proof of Residency.  If you are under 18, bring your Parent/Guardian also.

When:  Orientations take place weekly but please call to set up an appt. before coming

Where: Vineyard High School campus, 1401 Almond Ave., Livermore and Valley High School campus, 6901 York Dr., Dublin.

Contact: Ande Pana, program mgr., at (510) 331-6931 or Melissa Gonzalez, administrator, at (925) 961-8045 to see if you qualify.

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

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

Community Association for Preschool Education (CAPE, Inc.)

The Community Association for Preschool Education (CAPE. Inc.) is a non-profit California corporation that provides early childhood and family support services to low-income families in Eastern Alameda County since 1966.  CAPE Inc. is a delegate agency of Child, Family and Community Services, Inc. (Southern Alameda County Head Start).

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

Substance Abuse

R~Quest Professional Christian Counseling

R-Quest is a Christian counseling center located in the heart of Pleasanton, California and has been serving the Tri-Valley and surrounding areas for over 10 years. They provide a safe, secure atmosphere for individuals and families seeking help for their personal issues. Professional counseling is readily available, effective and confidential fostering honesty, openness and respect.

The Professional Team at R-Quest includes Marriage Family Therapists (MFT), Clinical Psychologist, Registered Dietician (RD), Relapse Prevention Specialist, Certified Alcoholism and Drug Counselors (CADC), Certified Personal Trainer, and a Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultants whom uphold objectivity and integrity, and maintain the highest standards in the services they offer.

Location: 1811 Santa Rita Road, Ste 108, Pleasanton, CA

Contact: Marcy Hawkins or Carolyn at (925) 426-0501

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.

Following is a list of meetings held each week in the Tri-Valley area.

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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 February 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

Contact: email Marianne or call (925) 425-0414

CityServe Coordinator: Annette Maniego 

Livermore Residents Needed for Housing Authority Advisory Board

The City is now seeking applicants to serve on this advisory board which administers and oversees the 125 low-income housing units at Leahy Square.  Additionally, the Authority oversees the Section Eight Certificate Program and the Voucher Program for subsidized housing. You must attend the April 12, 2017 Livermore Housing Authority meeting (if you have not attended an Authority meeting before).   Applications are due to the City Clerk’s office, 1052 S. Livermore Ave., by 5:00 PM on April 14, 2017, and  can be found at www.cityoflivermore.net/AB.

When: The meeting will begin at 5:30 PM
Where: 3203 Leahy Way, Livermore
Contact:  email Susan Neer, MMC, City Clerk, or call 925-960-4200

Pleasanton Health Fair

This event is open to the TRI-VALLEY COMMUNITY!  Free physical exams for school-age children (parent must be present) as well as free vision and dental screenings for children and adults!  Early sign-ups are recommended for physical exams – email HealthFair to sign up.  Learn about many community resources! The health fair is supported by multiple public
and private agencies and health systems in Alameda County.

When: Saturday, April 29th from 9 AM – 1 PM
Where: Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Avenue
Contact: For more info and volunteer information visit Ptownlife.org

Free Income Tax Preparation

Free services  available to households with a 2016 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 2016, 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

Money Management Workshops

Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center is hosting two workshops to provide education on better managing bills and money. First Tuesday of the month, 10:00 – 11:00 AM, “When the Money Stops and the Bills Don’t.” Register online at www.trivalleyonestop.org/calendar or call (925) 560-9431.

When: 1st Tuesdays Of Each Month

Where: 6300 Village Parkway, Suite 100, Dublin.

Knowing Financial Peace- CrossWinds

In our culture, seventy percent of people live paycheck to paycheck without an emergency plan.  This nine-week course utilizes Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University’s curriculum.  The class teaches individuals and families how to achieve financial goals by living within their means, as well as how to avoid disastrous financial decisions.   Registration fee,  $99.00 (childcare is available with registration).

When: February 27, 2017, Mondays, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Where: 1660 Freisman Road, Pleasanton

Register: www.crosswindschurch.org/events

Questions: Email Jodie

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

Family Education and Resource Center, (FERC)- Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services, (ACBHCS)

Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services, (ACBHCS) provides emergency and crisis support.  Family Education and Resource Center, FERC is a program which provides education, hope and support to families and caregivers of children, adolescents, transitional-age youth, adults and older adults with serious emotional disturbances or mental illness across all regions of Alameda County.

FERC is funded through the Mental Health Services Act.  FERC staff members have personal experience as caregivers of people with serious emotional disturbances or mental illness.  The FERC is operated by the Mental Health Association of Alameda County, under a contract with ACBHCS.  You can download the Quick Guide for Families and Friends Providing Care and Support here: Mental Health quick_guide_edit_61810   and the guide to support groups: FERC guide

Where: 202A S ‘L’ St., Livermore, CA  (Satellite office)
Contact:  888-896-3372,  FERC
Website:  www.askferc.org

Tax Services

Free services are available to households with a 2016 income of $54,000 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 2016, 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

Las Positas College: (925) 560-9431 DROP OFF ONLY, Wed. 2:00 PM-5:00 PM

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

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: 1-800-260-0094

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

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

Child Care Links Diaper Pantry

Beginning January 1st, 2017 the Child Care Links Diaper Pantry will open.  The generous support of the Tri-Valley Community during the week-long challenge in October 2016 allowed for the collection of 55,000 disposable diapers.

In December 2016 Child Care Links has distributed a month’s supply of diapers (160 diapers) to 38 low-income families, providing diapers to 57 children.

Beginning January 1, 2017 the hours of operation for the Child Care Links Diaper Pantry:

Dates open:

Thursday: 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM and The 2nd Saturday of each month: 9:00 AM – 12:oo PM

A parent/legal guardian must be present in order to pick up diapers.

Where: 6601 Owens Drive, Ste 100, Pleasanton

Contact:  (925) 249-3920

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

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, and chilled or frozen meals can be pre-ordered for weekend and holidays.

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

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 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.

To learn more: www.loveneverfailsus.com

For help: (844) 249-2698

Contact: email Love Never Fails

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

22580 Grand Street, Hayward,  5884 Eden Park Place, San Jose

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

Where: 4444 Black Avenue, Pleasanton

 Website: http://www.pleasantonccc.org 

12 Step Meetings

CrossWinds Church will be hosting 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:  Jim Matthews at (925) 560-3889 for more information

Car Seat Safety

California state law requires all drivers to protect young children with car seats and booster seats.  Child Care Links offers a limited number of car seats, and booster seats to qualifying families, at no cost.  Free car seats are also available to low income families, families experiencing challenging situations, or are in need. FREE Car Seat Installation Instruction is also offered by Certified Car Seat Safety Technicians.  Call to schedule a FREE appointment.

Where: 6601 Owens Drive Suite 100 Pleasanton, CA 94588

Contact: Call 925.417.8733

Free Donation Closet At Village High School, Pleasanton

This closet will provide free clothing to families in need and encourages families to donate clothing they no longer need. Families receiving clothing do not need to have a student in the Pleasanton School District. The Hanger will be staffed by Pleasanton USD special education students who will learn critical job-training skills a part of the curriculum. Families who would like to donate items can drop them off at the donation room or at the district’s special education office at 4661 Bernal Avenue, Pleasanton.

 Where: Room 703B at Village High, 4645 Bernal Avenue, Pleasanton

Contact:  Marla Silversmith at (925) 426-4293.

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 in 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

Bay Area Community Services, (BACS) – Wellness Centers

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

Phone : (510) 613-0330

Website: www.bayareacs.org

Parent Project- organized by Horizons Family Counseling

A special 12 week program for parents of children in adolescence or with a strong temper.   To enroll, call Horizons Family Counseling.  A group for teens, “Keepin’ it Real” will also be offered.  Scholarships available and space is limited.   With this program you will learn to:

Motivate and encourage your children to achieve academic success.

Prevent or ameliorate the problems of drugs, alcohol or gangs,

Form support groups

Improve communication in the family

When:  March 7, 2017  – May 30, 2017   6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Where:  East Avenue Middle School, 3951 East Avenue (Multi-Purpose Room) ,  Livermore

Contact:  To enroll, call Horizons Family Counseling (925) 371-4747

Car Safety- Car Seats or Booster seats Program

Child Care Links can provide information 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 Car Seat Safety

Alameda Health System-Outpatient Psychiatric Services, (OPS) Senior Day Treatment Services

Alameda Health System (Highland General Hospital, Fairmont Hospital, San Leandro Hospital, Alameda Hospital, John George Psychiatric Hospital, Ambulatory Wellness Center) Senior Day Treatment Services provide specialized mental health services for Seniors.   They provide day treatment services for seniors who are struggling with mental illness and adjustment issues associated with later life in a supportive milieu that focuses on building skills.   OPS offers psychiatric intake assessment, daily group therapy, regular visits with a psychiatrist, weekly visits with a therapist, mediation evaluation, as needed nursing follow up on medical issues, lunch and transportation.  For more information or to schedule an appointment see below.

Contact: (510) 895-4359

Outpatient Psychiatric Services: 15400 Foothill Blvd, Bldg. C 3, San Leandro

Missing Man- mobilizing power of volunteers and donors

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.

Missing Man Dinner Banquet: October 9, 2016, 5:30 PM -7:30 PM, in Livermore.   This is a fundraiser.

Phone: (925) 399-5463

Website: www.missingmanministry.org

Email: Missing Man Ministry

National Human Trafficking Resource Center

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national, anti-trafficking hotline and resource center serving victims and survivors of human trafficking and the anti-trafficking community in the United States.  The toll-free hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Call to get help, report a tip of suspected trafficking, or request information and training.

Telephone: 1-888-373-7888

Website: www.traffickingresourcecenter.org

Big Heart Wellness Center

Big Heart Wellness Center is a network of support services that helps community members improve the wellness in their lives.  Grounded in the Interfaith Food Pantry and organically-grown Big Heart Garden, the Center offers nutritional education, legal assistance, mental health referrals and cooking classes.

Funded in part by a grant from Episcopal Charities Action Network,  (ECAN), Southern Alameda County, the Center’s programs are provided in collaboration with Alameda County Community Food Bank, (ACCFB), Bay Area Legal Aid, (BALA), and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Tri-Valley.

Contact: Program Coordinator at (925) 455-1452 (Thursday’s 8:oo AM  – 1:00 PM)

Food Pantry: Monday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday, 8:00 AM -9:00 AM

Pantry email:   Food Pantry

Location:  678 Enos Way, Livermore

Information: www.saintbartslivermore.com

Alameda County Clerk-Recorder’s Office

New satellite office opened on December 1st, 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: Initially Monday and Tuesdays, 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM – it is anticipated office hours will expand in future.

Community Resources for Independent Living (CRIL)

Community Resources for Independent Living, (CRIL)  is a peer-based organization that advocates and provides resources for people with disabilities to improve lives and make communities fully accessible.  Services include (see website for list of complete programs):

Information and Referral ( I & R):  CRIL is not only a centralized resource for disability-related questions, it is a link to many resources in Alameda County.

Housing Assistance:  CRIL assists in how to look for housing, keeps a current list of available rentals and hosts weekly Housing Information Workshops in Hayward and monthly workshops in its branch office locations. CRIL does not own housing or run its own residential facility.

Personal Assistant Referral: Part of the internet Alameda County QuickMatch.  CRIL assists consumers with lists of private pay personal assistants.

Peer Support: Peer Support Groups are offered at three office locations.

Assistive Technology (AT) Referrral and Loan:  CRIL’s AT Coordinator will assist with identifying most current devices, tools, equipment, and resources.  CRIL is a member of the AT Network and one of 12 Device Lending Library sites in California.

Independent Living Skills (ILS) Training: Skills include managing money, navigating transportation systems, and effective communication. CRIL conducts quarterly Disaster Preparedness Workshops for People with Disabilities.

Main Office, 439 “A” Street, Hayward, M-F, 9AM-12:30 PM / 1:30 -5PM

Tri-Valley Office  : 3311 Pacific Avenue, Livermore, drop in  T & TH 9-Noon/ 2-5 PM: by appointment M, W & F

Tri-Cities Office: 39155 Liberty Street, Fremont, drop in T & TH – 10-4:30 PM / by appointment M, W & F

Phone: (510) 881-5743 – TTY (510)881-0218, Hayward / Tri-Cities (510) 794-5735

Tri-Valley- (925) 371-1531 /  TTY (925) 371-1532

Website: www.crilhayward.org

Voice Outside the Wall (prison ministry)

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. This is a safe and confidential environment.

When: last monday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Where: Valley Christian Center office conference room, 7500 Inspiration Drive, Dublin

 Contact: Sheila Turbinton

Community Bible Study for Women, CBS

CBS is a non-denominational, in-depth Bible study for women. The 2016-2017  study will be “Red Sea to the Jordan River”.  For more information, visit the CBS website at www.communitybiblestudy.org

When: Thursdays mornings beginning on September 8, 2016 –  9:30 AM  – 11:30 AM

Where: Valley Bible Church, 7106 Johnson Drive , Pleasanton

Contact:  Sherri , CBS Class Coordinator

Career Track Plus

Career Track Plus stated goal is to inspire through visualization followed by action.  Career Track Plus, in partnership with students, families, schools and community support career choices and bright futures.  The Carrer Track Plus approach employs the following:

Assistance in recognition and development of career and employment skills
Full engagement in career advising, planning and resource allocation
Individual and group presentations that improve confidence and skill levels
Follow up programs that address needs and keep clients on track
Commitment to the success and well-being of all students

Visit the website:www.careertrackplus.com

Contact: info@careertrackplus.com or call (510) 305-5111

Alameda County Community Housing and Support Services

Apply through Alameda County Community Housing and Support Services, (CHASS)  at the following locations:

Alameda County Social Services, 24100 Amador Street,Hayward, (510) 670-6000     

Eastmont Self-Sufficiency Center

6955 Foothill Blvd, Ste. 100, Oakland, (888) 999-4772 or

(510) 383-5300 

Alameda County Health Care for Homeless Program

Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless Program (ACHCHP) is a federally-funded 330(h) Health Care for the Homeless program that provides health care and case management services to homeless persons throughout Alameda County since 1988.

ACHCHP provides case management,  referrals to  mobile medical clinics (Berkeley, Oakland) , visiting shelters, meal sites, transitional and recovery housing programs.

Contact: ACCESS, (Acute Crisis Care & Evaluation for System Wide Services), a department of Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services, www.acbhcs.org

 at 1 (800) 491-9099

Mobile clinic sites phone:   (510) 532-1930 (Berkeley, Oakland)

Parenting Classes

Parents Working Together:  Topic rotates month to month. Free child care available but must RSVP at (925) 354-1392 or e-mail Susan Mancino

When:  2nd Tuesday of month, 6:30-8:00 PM

Where: Tri-Valley YMCA, 6603 Sierra Lane, Suite F, Dublin

Foster Parent Support Group:

When: 4th Tuesday each month

Where: Cornerstone Fellowship, 348 N. Canyons Parkway, Livermore, (925) 447-3465.

The Parent Project: provided by the Pleasanton Unified School District.
Learn never to argue with your child again! Prevent or intervene in alcohol or drug use!  Improve school attendance and performance! Find resources to help your family! $24 material fee per family donation requested. Scholarships available. Join the group at any time!

When: Wednesdays, January 27 – April 13, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Where: 4665 Bernal Avenue, Bernal Room

Contact: Register by email with Kirsten Dwyer  or call (925) 426-4325

The Parent Project in Spanish: provided by Horizons Family Counseling.

When: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 PM, March 1 – May 24

Where: East Avenue Middle School, Multi-Purpose Room, 3951 East Avenue

Contact: Horizons Family Counseling to register at (925) 371-4747

Tri-Valley Haven (Homeless and Family Support Services)

Sojourner House is a 16 bed homeless shelter in a confidential location serving women and families including men with children. Not faith based.  Services provided are case management, life skill classes,  counseling,  information and referrals.  Residents can stay in the program up to 6 months.  Visit our website at trivalleyhaven.org

Contact:  email Ralph Johnson , Director of Homeless and Family Support Services or call (925) 449-2510

Alternate:  (925) 449-5845 x 2702

24 hour crisis line:  (925) 449-5842 or (800) 884-8119

 

 

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.

following are Tri-Valley meeting locations and times:

 

NA – Download

ESTA (Emergency Short Term Assistance)

Emergency short term assistance is funded entirely by a group of Livermore churches.  The criteria for receiving financial assistance, which is very restrictive, is established by the contributing churches.

When an individual, in need, contacts a Livermore church they will be given a letter and asked to contact the churches liaison at the Tri-Valley Haven Food Pantry  in Livermore.  The liaison will decide whether, or not,  assistance will be granted.

The recipient must have written proof to validate their request. This assistance can only be given one time a year.

For more information contact:

Claire @ Tri-Valley Food Pantry, 449-1664

 

 

 

 

 

Livermore Homeless Refuge, LHR

The Livermore Homeless Refuge, LHR  was created to provide a warm, safe, clean environment for individual homeless people to stay overnight.  It uses faith based communities as its base to house this segment of our society.  These faith based communities allow us to provide this service to homeless individuals at a minimal cost.  It does not segregate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion or lack of religion.  Its current funding comes from individuals, faith based communities and the general public.  At this time LHR does not induce or attempt to induce anyone to a specific religion.  The Livermore Homeless Refuge season is from November 1, 2015 through April 30, 2016 during inclement weather.

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

Weather Forecast | If the weather forecast is greater than a 20% chance of rain or the temperature is 40 degrees or less, the refuge will be open (providing we have enough volunteers to staff the Refuge).

Refuge Rotation | The Refuge rotates every three weeks among Asbury United Methodist, Vineyard Christian, and Holy Cross Lutheran churches, and 1st Presbyterian Church on the weekends, provided the conditions have been met to open the Refuge for the night.  For more info, see  www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_29188148/trivalley-homeless-have-refuge-in-livermore

For Site Status please call: Recorded Hotline: 925-292-0265

Website:   www.livermorehomelessrefuge.org

Contact:  Bob and Donna McKenzie, Operations Staff at (925) 895-4167

New Hope Lay Counseling

New Hope Ministries offers lay counseling services  (premarital, recovery and support groups) based on biblical precepts and principles.  Lay counseling, encouragement and prayer is provided to individuals and couples.  New Hope also offers a network of referrals and outside resources for individuals, couples, families and children to local licensed, Christian counselors and MFT Interns.

Where: Cornerstone Fellowship, 348 N. Canyons Pkwy, Livermore

Contact: Tracey, for more info

 

Turning Point Recovery Group

A Christ centered recovery group for those stuck in the pain of alcohol and drug addiction.  This Bible based program utilizes the 12 step recovery process and emphasizes growth in recovery. No registration fee and no registration required.  Childcare is available – please contact Julia

When: Mondays,  7:00-9:00 PM

Where: Cornerstone Fellowship, 348 N. Canyons Prkwy., Livermore,  Room U1

Contact:  Greg, for more info

 

Counter Point Support Group

A support group for parents, spouses or other adults facing the heartache of dealing with loved ones struggling with addictive behaviors of alcohol or drugs.  We encourage growth and recovery for the whole family.  Our goal is for participants to find courage, strength and hope in Christ through a Bible based 12 step program and prayer.  No registration or fee required.  Childcare is available -please contact Julia.

When: Mondays

Time: 7-8:30 PM

Where: Cornerstone Fellowship, 348 N. Canyons Prkwy, Livermore, Room C219

Contact: Laurie, for more info

 

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

Foster Care Parent Support Group

Are you a foster parent or someone who is considering becoming a foster parent? Alameda County Foster Care Services hosts a support group for foster parents. Come learn from others and receive updates of available services.

When: Every 4th Tuesday from 7:00-9:00 PM beginning September 23rd

Where: Cornerstone Fellowship, 348 N. Canyons Pkwy., Livermore, Rooms C209 or C211

Contact: Nancy at (925) 447-3465

Smog Check

The Bureau of Automotive Repairs administers a program through local community colleges.  The program, Smog Check Referee Program offers assistance to consumers WHO HAVE FAILED THE SMOG CHECK.  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)

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

Where: Las Positas College in Livermore

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 (510-421-6861), 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.  General information about the program call (510) 273-4700 ext. 2000

                   Where:    Lincoln, 111 Review Way, Suite 200, Hayward

                  Contact:  Christina Cuenca, Community Outreach Coordinator, (510) 273-4700 ext. 2027

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat East Bay/Silicon valley  in cooperation with the City of Livermore has affordable home ownership opportunities in Livermore. Veterans are encouraged to apply.  Please check the website: http://www.habitatebsv.org for orientation dates to find out more about the Habitat program and its qualification guidelines.  Call (510) 803-3387 or (510) 803-3371 or email homeowner@habitatebsv.org

Ministry of Care- St. Raymond Church

The Ministry of Care at St. Raymond Church provides support for members of the community who are grieving a  loss through death or divorce.  All support facilitators have been trained by Sandy Heinisch, a grief minister and counselor with the Oakland Diocese, and a member of the National Catholic Ministry to the Bereaved.  Meetings held in the Kids Club room, to the left of the church.  Classes run year round.

St. Raymond has a very supportive Spanish speaking community.  Many of our facilitators are Spanish speaking.

When:        Saturday mornings at 11:00AM

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

Contact:     Matt & Denise Troiano at matt_troiano2001@yahoo.com

or call St. Raymond’s Church at (925) 828-2460

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

http://www.sanramon.ca.gov/housing/documents/rental.pdf

Tri-Valley Haven – Parents Creating Change Program

Tri-Valley Haven, a non-profit providing shelter and counseling for sexual assault survivors, battered women and their children offer the Parents Creating Change Program,  (PCC) which offers advice and support for parents, teen parents, custodial grandparents or guardians of children from the ages of 0-5.  Parents can receive small amounts of diapers, wipes, baby food, new parent kits (in English & Spanish) and other items that may be in stock at the Tri-Valley Haven Food Pantry.   Life Skills Instructor available as follows:

When: Tuesdays afternoon  from 1:30 -5:00 PM

Where: 418 Junction Ave. (between Enos Way & Chestnut St.), Livermore

Contact: Tri-Valley Haven, Life Skills Instructor at  (925) 449-7889

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:  www.larpd.org/seniors/documents/spectrum_menu.pdf

When: Monday-Friday, doors open at 11:00 am -1:00 pm

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

Contact: Livermore Rec Center @ 373-5764 or Clare Gomes of Open Heart Kitchen at (925) 580-6793

 

Livermore Mobile Food Pantry Serving Seniors

The Tri-Valley Haven provides a mobile food pantry service to seniors in Livermore. Recipients must be pre-registered to receive a bag of groceries. Proof of residency must also be provided. The bag of groceries consists of canned and bagged staples.

When: Deliveries are made on the 3rd Friday of the month

Where: Arbor Vista from 9:30-10:00 am & Vineyard Villas from 10:15-10:45 am

Contact:  Tri-Valley Haven Food Pantry Coordinator, John Stuefloten @ 449-1664

Discovery Church of the Nazarene

Offering a Sunday morning community breakfast, everyone is welcome

When:          Sundays from 9:30 – 10:30.

Where:        5860 Las Positas, Livermore

Contact:      (925) 449-5256

Marilyn Avenue School

Providing non-perishable items for  Marilyn School children and families

When:             Contact school for distribution times

Where:           800 Marilyn Ave., Livermore

Contact:          606-4724

Trinity Church

Providing meals for those in need.  Dinner is served, in a local location, on Monday evenings.  Please call the church for location and time.

When:             Breakfast is served on Friday mornings 9:00am – 10:30am

Where:           557 Olivina Ave., Livermore

Contact:          (925) 447-1848

Vineyard Christian Fellowship

Enjoy hot meals offered by Open Heart Kitchen.

 When:             Thursdays  and Fridays, 1:00 – 6:00pm

 Where:           460 N. Livermore Ave., Livermore

 Contact:         (925) 580-6793

Ashbury United Methodist Church

Enjoy a hot meal offered by Open Heart Kitchen

 When:             Tuesdays and Wednesdays 12:00 – 6:00 pm

 Where:           4743 East Ave, Livermore

 Contact:          925-580-6793

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Food Pantry for Livermore residents only

When:       Monday – Thursday 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Where:       St. Michael’s Catholic Church  458 Maple Street

Contact:    Church office 447-1585

Interfaith Sharing – Food Pantry

 

When:             Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8:00am-9:00am

 

Where:           St. Bartholomew’s Church   678 Enos Way

 

Contact:          447-3289

Pocket Guide to Human Services

The Pocket Guides were developed by the cities of Livermore and Pleasanton and updated by the city of Dublin as a handy resource to connect residents to Human Services, not only in the Tri-Valley, but in Alameda County as well. This Pocket Guide is given to Police Officers who may encounter residents during the course of their activities; school counselors,service providers and available at public counters in the three cities.

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Hope Hospice Grief Support Groups serving Adults, Children and Teens

Hope Hospice Inc.  offers a variety of free  grief  support groups throughout the year here in the Tri-Valley.  Prior to joining a support group Hope Hospice requires that you participate in a meeting with a Grief Support Provider to determine whether their services can meet your need.     Adult  Grief Journeys Groups are eight week sessions and  provide a way to explore grief in a safe and supportive environment.   Sessions include sharing, coping strategies, exploring memories and discovering hope and meaning.  The six-week Children and Teens Support Groups sessions (Age 6-17)  provide a safe and nurturing environment to help children and teens understand and learn healthy coping skills.  Age appropriate support groups allow participants to explore their feelings through sharing, creative writing, music, games and art projects.  

Enrollment is limited please call to register.  Prior to joining our support groups, we ask that you attend an informational interview with a Grief Support Provider.

Grief Journeys Support Groups meet Wednesday August  3rd – September 21, 7:00 -8:30 PM

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

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

Website: www.HopeHospice.com

Hoofprints on the Heart

Through a special partnership with horses, and by focusing on abilities rather than limitations, Hoofprints on the Heart Adaptive Riding Center offers challenging individualized programs which encourage physical, academic, social and emotional growth to individuals with special needs.

Equine Assisted Therapy works to achieve a variety of therapeutic goals, including cognitive, physical, emotional, social, educational and behavioral goals.  Equine Assisted activities include:Therapeutic Riding, Equine Assisted Learning, Hippotherapy, Psychotherapy

Where: Hagemann Ranch – 455 Olivina Ave., Livermore

Visit our website at http://www.hotharc.org or (925) 449-9090

Highway to Work Paid Internship Program

You can Earn up to $5,000 for Work and School!!  This program is for Alameda County youth that are:

on Probation (age 14-17)
in Foster Care (age 14-17)
or CalWorks/CalLearn (age 14-19)

 You will gain opportunities such as:

150 hours toward a paid internship at $12.25/hr.
$12.25/hr. for credit recovery efforts
Money toward school, transportation, food

Bring the following documents: Photo ID, Social Security Card, Birth Certificate and Proof of Residency.  If you are under 18, bring your Parent/Guardian also.

When:  Orientations take place weekly but please call to set up an appt. before coming

Where: Vineyard High School campus, 1401 Almond Ave., Livermore and Valley High School campus, 6901 York Dr., Dublin.

Contact: Ande Pana, program mgr., at (510) 331-6931 or Melissa Gonzalez, administrator, at (925) 961-8045 to see if you qualify.

The Well Community Outreach Center

Serving individuals and families in the Tri-Valley area by providing meats, canned goods, dry goods, toiletries, school supplies and infant care items.   Clients may call ahead of time to schedule an appointment.  Clients are required to complete a registration form which is also available at the church office or online at www.thewellchurch.net.  Please bring a photo I.D.

When: Wednesday 10:00 am-3:00 pm/Thursday 4:00 pm-6:30 pm

/Friday 10:00 am-3:00 pm/4th Saturday of every month 11:00 am-12:30 pm

Where: The Well Community Outreach Center, 2333 Nissen Dr., Livermore

Contact: Stephanie Williams, director or (925) 292-7815 

City Serve Coordinator: Carolyn Wetmore or (925) 487-0036

Rental Apartments at Carmen Avenue, Livermore

The units all have different criteria, according to eligibility.  A few require household  applicants to be both HUD homeless AND have a mental or physical disability, and the rest are scattered.

Wait list eligibility criteria for Carmen Avenue: fill out the application as thoroughly as possible (do not leave anything blank) and in the special needs criteria section check all the items that apply (DV, disability, homelessness etc).

Applications must be submitted in person or by mail to 2891 Carmen Avenue, Attn:
Property Manager, Livermore, CA 94550. Only complete and original applications will be accepted.
2013Carmen Avenue Apartments

HOPE Project – Mobile Health Clinic

Homeless individuals can receive services through the HOPE,  (Homeless Outreach for People Empowerment) Project.

The HOPE Project Mobile Health Clinic, a partnership with Abode Services and Tri-City Health Center, provides health and social services to people in southern and eastern Alameda County experiencing homelessness.

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

Locations :  Monday, 9:00 AM -Noon , 460 N. Livermore Avenue, Livermore/  Tuesday & Thursday, Noon-2:00 PM, 588 Brown Rd, Fremont /

Tuesday & Thursday, 3:00 PM -5:30 PM, 4360 Central Avenue, Fremont/ Wednesday & Friday, 7:30 AM-9:00 AM, 4181 Irvington Avenue, Fremont / 

Wednesday, 11:00 AM-Noon, 37891 Second Street, Fremont (Niles)

Community Association for Preschool Education (CAPE, Inc.)

The Community Association for Preschool Education (CAPE. Inc.) is a non-profit California corporation that provides early childhood and family support services to low-income families in Eastern Alameda County since 1966.  CAPE Inc. is a delegate agency of Child, Family and Community Services, Inc. (Southern Alameda County Head Start).

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

Substance Abuse

R~Quest Professional Christian Counseling

R-Quest is a Christian counseling center located in the heart of Pleasanton, California and has been serving the Tri-Valley and surrounding areas for over 10 years. They provide a safe, secure atmosphere for individuals and families seeking help for their personal issues. Professional counseling is readily available, effective and confidential fostering honesty, openness and respect.

The Professional Team at R-Quest includes Marriage Family Therapists (MFT), Clinical Psychologist, Registered Dietician (RD), Relapse Prevention Specialist, Certified Alcoholism and Drug Counselors (CADC), Certified Personal Trainer, and a Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultants whom uphold objectivity and integrity, and maintain the highest standards in the services they offer.

Location: 1811 Santa Rita Road, Ste 108, Pleasanton, CA

Contact: Marcy Hawkins or Carolyn at (925) 426-0501

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.

Following is a list of meetings held each week in the Tri-Valley area.

Newsletter – Download

 

Tri-Valley Haven- Volunteer Needs

Operating since 1977, this non-profit offers services to adults (women and men) and children who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, or homelessness. Shelter, legal aid, and various counseling programs are available. Tri-Valley Haven also maintains a food pantry that distributes food to low-income families on a weekly basis.

Volunteer needs include crisis line counselors, legal clinic advocates, rape crisis advocates, child care workers, pantry stocking, maintenance workers, and special event help

Where: 3663 Pacific Avenue, Livermore, CA 94551 (925) 449-5842

Visit our website at: www.trivalleyhaven.org

Contact: Volunteer Coordinator or  call (925) 449-5845

Grocery Stocking/Distribution at The Well

Volunteers are needed to stock and distribute groceries to clients in need.  There are also opportunities to pray with the recipients.  In additon, there is a need for donations of non-perishable food items, dry goods, toiletries, school supplies and infant care items.

When: Wednesday 10:00 am-3:00 pm/Thursday 4:00 pm-6:30 pm/Friday 10:00 am-3:00 pm/Saturday 11:00 am-12:30 pm

Where: The Well Community Outreach Center, 2333 Nissen Dr., Livermore

Contact: Stephanie Williams, director or (925) 292-7815

City Serve Coordinator: Carolyn Wetmore or (925) 487-0036

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 February 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

Contact: email Marianne or call (925) 425-0414

CityServe Coordinator: Annette Maniego 

Pleasanton Health Fair

This event is open to the TRI-VALLEY COMMUNITY!  Free physical exams for school-age children (parent must be present) as well as free vision and dental screenings for children and adults!  Early sign-ups are recommended for physical exams – email HealthFair to sign up.  Learn about many community resources! The health fair is supported by multiple public
and private agencies and health systems in Alameda County.

When: Saturday, April 29th from 9 AM – 1 PM
Where: Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Avenue
Contact: For more info and volunteer information visit Ptownlife.org

Tri-Valley Regional Hiring Events

There are two hiring events happening in the Tri-Valley this spring.  Both are filled with full-time career or career-ladder positions.  The dates and locations are below.  Here’s what you need to do to get prepared for them:

  1. Pre-register for the events:
    1. Here for Livermore
    2. Here for Dublin
  2. Send a resume or two (if you are seeking different types of jobs) that you want employers to see ahead of time to tvoscc@gmail.com
  3. Attend our Job Fair preparation workshop on April 18 @ 11am or April 19 @ 5:30pm.  To register, go to our Calendar page and register there or call 925-560-9431.
  4. Download the Job Fair Success and Job Fair Do’s and Don’t Tip Sheets from our Free Downloads page.
  5. Study the list of the registered employers below and their potential positions. Visit their websites and research the companies ahead of time.

Both are free event – even the parking is free.  Come prepared to meet your next employer.

April 25, 2017 – 3:00 PM-7:00 PM                                    
4444 East Ave., Livermore

 May 4, 2017 – 3:00 PM-7:00 PM
11600 Shannon Ave., Dublin

 

Free Income Tax Preparation

Free services  available to households with a 2016 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 2016, 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

Money Management Workshops

Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center is hosting two workshops to provide education on better managing bills and money. First Tuesday of the month, 10:00 – 11:00 AM, “When the Money Stops and the Bills Don’t.” Register online at www.trivalleyonestop.org/calendar or call (925) 560-9431.

When: 1st Tuesdays Of Each Month

Where: 6300 Village Parkway, Suite 100, Dublin.

Knowing Financial Peace- CrossWinds

In our culture, seventy percent of people live paycheck to paycheck without an emergency plan.  This nine-week course utilizes Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University’s curriculum.  The class teaches individuals and families how to achieve financial goals by living within their means, as well as how to avoid disastrous financial decisions.   Registration fee,  $99.00 (childcare is available with registration).

When: February 27, 2017, Mondays, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Where: 1660 Freisman Road, Pleasanton

Register: www.crosswindschurch.org/events

Questions: Email Jodie

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

Tax Services

Free services are available to households with a 2016 income of $54,000 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 2016, 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

Las Positas College: (925) 560-9431 DROP OFF ONLY, Wed. 2:00 PM-5:00 PM

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

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: 1-800-260-0094

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

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

The Hanger, Community Resource for Clothing Needs and More

Tri-Valley families and individuals may select one bag of items per visit. The Hanger is staffed by students with disabilities in a vocational skills classroom. Special needs high school students are taught job skills while providing clothing to Pleasanton families in need. Tax deductible donations can be dropped off at the Pleasanton School District’s special education office – 4661 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.  Donations of clean and gently used adult and children’s clothing, warm coats and jackets, new socks and new underwear, shoes, umbrellas and rain gear, laundry supplies are appreciated.

Where: Village High School – 4645 Bernal Ave., Room 703B, Pleasanton.

Contact: For more information, call (925) 426-4293.

Child Care Links Diaper Pantry

Beginning January 1st, 2017 the Child Care Links Diaper Pantry will open.  The generous support of the Tri-Valley Community during the week-long challenge in October 2016 allowed for the collection of 55,000 disposable diapers.

In December 2016 Child Care Links has distributed a month’s supply of diapers (160 diapers) to 38 low-income families, providing diapers to 57 children.

Beginning January 1, 2017 the hours of operation for the Child Care Links Diaper Pantry:

Dates open:

Thursday: 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM and The 2nd Saturday of each month: 9:00 AM – 12:oo PM

A parent/legal guardian must be present in order to pick up diapers.

Where: 6601 Owens Drive, Ste 100, Pleasanton

Contact:  (925) 249-3920

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

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:.bit.ly/PACE_Offerings

Contact: email PACE or call (925) 463-0616

Adult Education: Pleasanton Unified School District, Pleasanton

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, and chilled or frozen meals can be pre-ordered for weekend and holidays.

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

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 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.

To learn more: www.loveneverfailsus.com

For help: (844) 249-2698

Contact: email Love Never Fails

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

22580 Grand Street, Hayward,  5884 Eden Park Place, San Jose

AHIP, AIDS Housing Information Project

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 or Toll Free (877) 424-3746

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

Where: 4444 Black Avenue, Pleasanton

 Website: http://www.pleasantonccc.org 

English as a Second Language, ESL

Learn English this summer.  Register online for the Adult ESL summer classes.  Beginning classes are Monday & Wednesday.   Intermediate classes are on Tuesday & Wednesday.  Pre-registration is required.

Classes start:  June 27th to July 21st (no class 7/4) 

Online Registration: www.pleasantonusd.net

PACE: (925) 463-0616

12 Step Meetings

CrossWinds Church will be hosting 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:  Jim Matthews at (925) 560-3889 for more information

Car Seat Safety

California state law requires all drivers to protect young children with car seats and booster seats.  Child Care Links offers a limited number of car seats, and booster seats to qualifying families, at no cost.  Free car seats are also available to low income families, families experiencing challenging situations, or are in need. FREE Car Seat Installation Instruction is also offered by Certified Car Seat Safety Technicians.  Call to schedule a FREE appointment.

Where: 6601 Owens Drive Suite 100 Pleasanton, CA 94588

Contact: Call 925.417.8733

Free Donation Closet At Village High School, Pleasanton

This closet will provide free clothing to families in need and encourages families to donate clothing they no longer need. Families receiving clothing do not need to have a student in the Pleasanton School District. The Hanger will be staffed by Pleasanton USD special education students who will learn critical job-training skills a part of the curriculum. Families who would like to donate items can drop them off at the donation room or at the district’s special education office at 4661 Bernal Avenue, Pleasanton.

 Where: Room 703B at Village High, 4645 Bernal Avenue, Pleasanton

Contact:  Marla Silversmith at (925) 426-4293.

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 in 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

Summer Leadership in Training, (LIT) Program,Pleasanton

Participants will gain valuable work experience and on the job training by working closely with City of Pleasanton staff.  Open to all students entering grades 9-12 in Fall 2016.  The Leadership in Training, (LIT)  Program gives teens the opportunity to prepare for future employment through training in essential job skill, engaging in meaningful volunteer work and constructive outcome focused feedback.  There is a cost for this program.  Volunteer assignments include: Summer Day Camp, Aquatics, Ridge Runners, Operations Service Center, Pleasanton Police Department, Gingerbread Preschool, Drama and Visual Arts Camps.  LIT volunteer commitments will depend on program assignment.  (Important Dates are subject to change with PUSD Calendar).

Application Deadline Date:  April 21, 2016

Assessment Date: April 28th, 2016

Training Dates: June 16-17, 2016

Program Dates: June 20-August 5th, 2016

Applications and more information: www.ptownlife.org

Questions: email David

Bay Area Community Services, (BACS) – Wellness Centers

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

Phone : (510) 613-0330

Website: www.bayareacs.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

The Parent Project- presented by Pleasanton Unified School District

A straightforward, step-by-step plan for preventing and/or intervening in your adolescent’s negative choices.  Empowering Parents.  Transforming Teens.  Register now a $25.00 material fee per family donation is requested.  Learn how to never argue with your child again.  Prevent or intervene in alcohol or drug use. Improve school attendance and performance.  Find resources to help your family.

When:  12-Week Series ( contact PUSD for next start date)  

Where:  Bernal Room, 4665 Bernal Avenue, Pleasanton

Register: email Kirsten Dwyer or call (925) 426-4325
Brenda Montgomery

Car Safety- Car Seats or Booster seats Program

Child Care Links can provide information 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 Car Seat Safety

Alameda Health System-Outpatient Psychiatric Services, (OPS) Senior Day Treatment Services

Alameda Health System (Highland General Hospital, Fairmont Hospital, San Leandro Hospital, Alameda Hospital, John George Psychiatric Hospital, Ambulatory Wellness Center) Senior Day Treatment Services provide specialized mental health services for Seniors.   They provide day treatment services for seniors who are struggling with mental illness and adjustment issues associated with later life in a supportive milieu that focuses on building skills.   OPS offers psychiatric intake assessment, daily group therapy, regular visits with a psychiatrist, weekly visits with a therapist, mediation evaluation, as needed nursing follow up on medical issues, lunch and transportation.  For more information or to schedule an appointment see below.

Contact: (510) 895-4359

Outpatient Psychiatric Services: 15400 Foothill Blvd, Bldg. C 3, San Leandro

Missing Man- mobilizing power of volunteers and donors

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.

Missing Man Dinner Banquet: October 9, 2016, 5:30 PM -7:30 PM, in Livermore.   This is a fundraiser.

Phone: (925) 399-5463

Website: www.missingmanministry.org

Email: Missing Man Ministry

High School Math Help -offered by volunteer in Pleasanton

Free high school level math help is being offered by a volunteer Pleasanton resident for students who cannot afford to pay for tutoring.    The math help will be one-on-one and take place at the Pleasanton library .   Interested individuals should contact the phone number below for more information.

Contact: (925) 484-1073

Tutor location:  Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Avenue, Pleasanton

 

National Human Trafficking Resource Center

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national, anti-trafficking hotline and resource center serving victims and survivors of human trafficking and the anti-trafficking community in the United States.  The toll-free hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Call to get help, report a tip of suspected trafficking, or request information and training.

Telephone: 1-888-373-7888

Website: www.traffickingresourcecenter.org

Alameda County Clerk-Recorder’s Office

New satellite office opened on December 1st, 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: Initially Monday and Tuesdays, 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM – it is anticipated office hours will expand in future.

Community Resources for Independent Living (CRIL)

Community Resources for Independent Living, (CRIL)  is a peer-based organization that advocates and provides resources for people with disabilities to improve lives and make communities fully accessible.  Services include (see website for list of complete programs):

Information and Referral ( I & R):  CRIL is not only a centralized resource for disability-related questions, it is a link to many resources in Alameda County.

Housing Assistance:  CRIL assists in how to look for housing, keeps a current list of available rentals and hosts weekly Housing Information Workshops in Hayward and monthly workshops in its branch office locations. CRIL does not own housing or run its own residential facility.

Personal Assistant Referral: Part of the internet Alameda County QuickMatch.  CRIL assists consumers with lists of private pay personal assistants.

Peer Support: Peer Support Groups are offered at three office locations.

Assistive Technology (AT) Referrral and Loan:  CRIL’s AT Coordinator will assist with identifying most current devices, tools, equipment, and resources.  CRIL is a member of the AT Network and one of 12 Device Lending Library sites in California.

Independent Living Skills (ILS) Training: Skills include managing money, navigating transportation systems, and effective communication. CRIL conducts quarterly Disaster Preparedness Workshops for People with Disabilities.

Main Office, 439 “A” Street, Hayward, M-F, 9AM-12:30 PM / 1:30 -5PM

Tri-Valley Office  : 3311 Pacific Avenue, Livermore, drop in  T & TH 9-Noon/ 2-5 PM: by appointment M, W & F

Tri-Cities Office: 39155 Liberty Street, Fremont, drop in T & TH – 10-4:30 PM / by appointment M, W & F

Phone: (510) 881-5743 – TTY (510)881-0218, Hayward / Tri-Cities (510) 794-5735

Tri-Valley- (925) 371-1531 /  TTY (925) 371-1532

Website: www.crilhayward.org

Voice Outside the Wall (prison ministry)

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. This is a safe and confidential environment.

When: last monday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Where: Valley Christian Center office conference room, 7500 Inspiration Drive, Dublin

 Contact: Sheila Turbinton

Military Peer Support Group

The Military Peer Support Group is a mutual self-help non-denominational group for all military veterans.  We meet once a month to  provide a safe environment where one can openly discuss the difficulties of coping with thoughts and feeling associated with military service, past combat operations, and the difficulties associated with returning to life outside the military back home..  The group is not associated with any government entity or other veterans group.  All ages are welcome.

When: 3rd Wednesday of each month between 7-8 PM

Where: St. Augustine’s Rectory Conference Room , 3999 Bernal, Pleasanton

Contact :   email Dominick Pietro or call (925) 462-4665

Community Bible Study for Women, CBS

CBS is a non-denominational, in-depth Bible study for women. The 2016-2017  study will be “Red Sea to the Jordan River”.  For more information, visit the CBS website at www.communitybiblestudy.org

When: Thursdays mornings beginning on September 8, 2016 –  9:30 AM  – 11:30 AM

Where: Valley Bible Church, 7106 Johnson Drive , Pleasanton

Contact:  Sherri , CBS Class Coordinator

Lawyer in the Library – Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton libraries

Free legal help available the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Dublin Library, 200 Civic Plaza, Dublin. Please call in advance – NO walk-ins!

Free legal help available the 2nd Monday of each month from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Rincon Branch Library,  725 Rincon Ave, Livermore and the 4th Thursday of each month from 6:00-8:00 PM at Livermore Civic Center Branch, 1188 S Livermore Ave.  Drop-ins are welcome at both branches but not guaranteed an appointment.

Free legal help available the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Pleasanton Library.  Each person will have a 15-20 minute free consultation with a member of the Alameda County Bar Association.

Appointments are by lottery.  Registration from 5:30 PM to 5:45 PM.  Names will be selected by lottery at 5:50 PM and you must be present when names are drawn.  Appointments begin at 6:00 PM and 12 names will be chosen.  There will be no waiting list.

Contact : Adult Reference Desk at (925) 931-3400 ext.4;

2016 dates 01/19, 02/16, 03/15, 04/19, 05/17, 06/21, 07/19, 08/16, 09/20, 10/18, 11/15, 12/20

Where: Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave, Pleasanton

Caregiver Support Group – Senior Support Program of Tri-Valley

Caring for a loved one is challenging physically and emotionally.  Join this support group to explore resources and generate problem solving ideas. Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley is an independent, non-profit agency serving seniors over 60 in the cities of Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton since 1981.

When: Second Monday of every month, 1-3 PM

Where:  Pleasanton Senior Center, Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton

Contact: email Caregiver Program or call  (925) 931-5389

Alameda County Community Housing and Support Services

Apply through Alameda County Community Housing and Support Services, (CHASS)  at the following locations:

Alameda County Social Services, 24100 Amador Street,Hayward, (510) 670-6000     

Eastmont Self-Sufficiency Center

6955 Foothill Blvd, Ste. 100, Oakland, (888) 999-4772 or

(510) 383-5300 

Alameda County Health Care for Homeless Program

Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless Program (ACHCHP) is a federally-funded 330(h) Health Care for the Homeless program that provides health care and case management services to homeless persons throughout Alameda County since 1988.

ACHCHP provides case management,  referrals to  mobile medical clinics (Berkeley, Oakland) , visiting shelters, meal sites, transitional and recovery housing programs.

Contact: ACCESS, (Acute Crisis Care & Evaluation for System Wide Services), a department of Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services, www.acbhcs.org

 at 1 (800) 491-9099

Mobile clinic sites phone:   (510) 532-1930 (Berkeley, Oakland)

Parenting Classes

Parents Working Together:  Topic rotates month to month. Free child care available but must RSVP at (925) 354-1392 or e-mail Susan Mancino

When:  2nd Tuesday of month, 6:30-8:00 PM

Where: Tri-Valley YMCA, 6603 Sierra Lane, Suite F, Dublin

Foster Parent Support Group:

When: 4th Tuesday each month

Where: Cornerstone Fellowship, 348 N. Canyons Parkway, Livermore, (925) 447-3465.

The Parent Project: provided by the Pleasanton Unified School District.
Learn never to argue with your child again! Prevent or intervene in alcohol or drug use!  Improve school attendance and performance! Find resources to help your family! $24 material fee per family donation requested. Scholarships available. Join the group at any time!

When: Wednesdays, January 27 – April 13, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Where: 4665 Bernal Avenue, Bernal Room

Contact: Register by email with Kirsten Dwyer  or call (925) 426-4325

The Parent Project in Spanish: provided by Horizons Family Counseling.

When: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 PM, March 1 – May 24

Where: East Avenue Middle School, Multi-Purpose Room, 3951 East Avenue

Contact: Horizons Family Counseling to register at (925) 371-4747

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.

following are Tri-Valley meeting locations and times:

 

NA – Download

Pharmaceutical Disposal Site- Pleasanton Police Department

The City of Pleasanton and the Pleasanton Police Department  in partnership with the Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) has opened a  new pharmaceutical disposal site at the Pleasanton Police Department,  4833 Bernal Avenue, Pleasanton.  The pharmaceutical collection bin is located in the Police Department lobby and is accessible to the public 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.

All pharmaceutical prescription medications as well as over-the-counter medications may be place in the bin.  Please follow these simple guidelines when using the pharmaceutical disposal site:

While at home, pour unwanted pills ( NO SHARPS,  NO AEROSOLS) into a plastic bag and seal the bag.

Bring bag down to the police department and drop them in the collection bin. (Keep the original bottles and containers with you in your vehicle.)

When you return home, remove or black-out the labels containing personal identifying information and recycle those containers that are appropriate to recycle.

When dealing with liquid medications, keep all liquids in their original bottle.  After removing or blacking-out personal identifying information, place bottles directly into the bin.

 

New Hope Lay Counseling

New Hope Ministries offers lay counseling services  (premarital, recovery and support groups) based on biblical precepts and principles.  Lay counseling, encouragement and prayer is provided to individuals and couples.  New Hope also offers a network of referrals and outside resources for individuals, couples, families and children to local licensed, Christian counselors and MFT Interns.

Where: Cornerstone Fellowship, 348 N. Canyons Pkwy, Livermore

Contact: Tracey, for more info

 

Counter Point Support Group

A support group for parents, spouses or other adults facing the heartache of dealing with loved ones struggling with addictive behaviors of alcohol or drugs.  We encourage growth and recovery for the whole family.  Our goal is for participants to find courage, strength and hope in Christ through a Bible based 12 step program and prayer.  No registration or fee required.  Childcare is available -please contact Julia.

When: Mondays

Time: 7-8:30 PM

Where: Cornerstone Fellowship, 348 N. Canyons Prkwy, Livermore, Room C219

Contact: Laurie, for more info

 

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

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 (510-421-6861), 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.  General information about the program call (510) 273-4700 ext. 2000

                   Where:    Lincoln, 111 Review Way, Suite 200, Hayward

                  Contact:  Christina Cuenca, Community Outreach Coordinator, (510) 273-4700 ext. 2027

Ministry of Care- St. Raymond Church

The Ministry of Care at St. Raymond Church provides support for members of the community who are grieving a  loss through death or divorce.  All support facilitators have been trained by Sandy Heinisch, a grief minister and counselor with the Oakland Diocese, and a member of the National Catholic Ministry to the Bereaved.  Meetings held in the Kids Club room, to the left of the church.  Classes run year round.

St. Raymond has a very supportive Spanish speaking community.  Many of our facilitators are Spanish speaking.

When:        Saturday mornings at 11:00AM

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

Contact:     Matt & Denise Troiano at matt_troiano2001@yahoo.com

or call St. Raymond’s Church at (925) 828-2460

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

http://www.sanramon.ca.gov/housing/documents/rental.pdf

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: www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=23881

Note: Pleasanton Senior Center Holidays & Closures: New Year’s Day- Friday, January 1, 2016, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,  Monday, January 18th, 2016 and Presidents  Day- Monday, February 15th, 2016.  Usually closed for maintenance 1 week in January.

When: Monday through Friday, 11:45 AM -1:00 PM

Where: Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd.

Contact: Senior Center at 931-5365 for reservations or more information or call Clare Gomes of Open Heart Kitchen at (925) 580-6793

Trinity Lutheran Church

Enjoy a hot meal offered by Open Heart Kitchen

When:             Friday evenings 4:00pm-6:00pm

Where:           1225 Hopyard Road

Contact:          925-580-6793

Valley Bible Church Food Pantry

Non-perishable items are available for Pleasanton families

When:             Thursday evenings 6:30pm-8:00pm

Where:           7106 Johnson Dr.

Contact:          Kim Chew @ 925-426-2492

Pocket Guide to Human Services

The Pocket Guides were developed by the cities of Livermore and Pleasanton and updated by the city of Dublin as a handy resource to connect residents to Human Services, not only in the Tri-Valley, but in Alameda County as well. This Pocket Guide is given to Police Officers who may encounter residents during the course of their activities; school counselors,service providers and available at public counters in the three cities.

[button url=”http://www.dublin.ca.gov/documentcenter/view/5085″ color=”orange” size=”medium”]Human Services Pocket Guide[/button]

 

 

Hope Hospice Grief Support Groups serving Adults, Children and Teens

Hope Hospice Inc.  offers a variety of free  grief  support groups throughout the year here in the Tri-Valley.  Prior to joining a support group Hope Hospice requires that you participate in a meeting with a Grief Support Provider to determine whether their services can meet your need.     Adult  Grief Journeys Groups are eight week sessions and  provide a way to explore grief in a safe and supportive environment.   Sessions include sharing, coping strategies, exploring memories and discovering hope and meaning.  The six-week Children and Teens Support Groups sessions (Age 6-17)  provide a safe and nurturing environment to help children and teens understand and learn healthy coping skills.  Age appropriate support groups allow participants to explore their feelings through sharing, creative writing, music, games and art projects.  

Enrollment is limited please call to register.  Prior to joining our support groups, we ask that you attend an informational interview with a Grief Support Provider.

Grief Journeys Support Groups meet Wednesday August  3rd – September 21, 7:00 -8:30 PM

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

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

Website: www.HopeHospice.com

Highway to Work Paid Internship Program

You can Earn up to $5,000 for Work and School!!  This program is for Alameda County youth that are:

on Probation (age 14-17)
in Foster Care (age 14-17)
or CalWorks/CalLearn (age 14-19)

 You will gain opportunities such as:

150 hours toward a paid internship at $12.25/hr.
$12.25/hr. for credit recovery efforts
Money toward school, transportation, food

Bring the following documents: Photo ID, Social Security Card, Birth Certificate and Proof of Residency.  If you are under 18, bring your Parent/Guardian also.

When:  Orientations take place weekly but please call to set up an appt. before coming

Where: Vineyard High School campus, 1401 Almond Ave., Livermore and Valley High School campus, 6901 York Dr., Dublin.

Contact: Ande Pana, program mgr., at (510) 331-6931 or Melissa Gonzalez, administrator, at (925) 961-8045 to see if you qualify.

HOPE Project – Mobile Health Clinic

Homeless individuals can receive services through the HOPE,  (Homeless Outreach for People Empowerment) Project.

The HOPE Project Mobile Health Clinic, a partnership with Abode Services and Tri-City Health Center, provides health and social services to people in southern and eastern Alameda County experiencing homelessness.

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

Locations :  Monday, 9:00 AM -Noon , 460 N. Livermore Avenue, Livermore/  Tuesday & Thursday, Noon-2:00 PM, 588 Brown Rd, Fremont /

Tuesday & Thursday, 3:00 PM -5:30 PM, 4360 Central Avenue, Fremont/ Wednesday & Friday, 7:30 AM-9:00 AM, 4181 Irvington Avenue, Fremont / 

Wednesday, 11:00 AM-Noon, 37891 Second Street, Fremont (Niles)

Community Association for Preschool Education (CAPE, Inc.)

The Community Association for Preschool Education (CAPE. Inc.) is a non-profit California corporation that provides early childhood and family support services to low-income families in Eastern Alameda County since 1966.  CAPE Inc. is a delegate agency of Child, Family and Community Services, Inc. (Southern Alameda County Head Start).

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

Substance Abuse

R~Quest Professional Christian Counseling

R-Quest is a Christian counseling center located in the heart of Pleasanton, California and has been serving the Tri-Valley and surrounding areas for over 10 years. They provide a safe, secure atmosphere for individuals and families seeking help for their personal issues. Professional counseling is readily available, effective and confidential fostering honesty, openness and respect.

The Professional Team at R-Quest includes Marriage Family Therapists (MFT), Clinical Psychologist, Registered Dietician (RD), Relapse Prevention Specialist, Certified Alcoholism and Drug Counselors (CADC), Certified Personal Trainer, and a Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultants whom uphold objectivity and integrity, and maintain the highest standards in the services they offer.

Location: 1811 Santa Rita Road, Ste 108, Pleasanton, CA

Contact: Marcy Hawkins or Carolyn at (925) 426-0501

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.

Following is a list of meetings held each week in the Tri-Valley area.

Newsletter – Download

 

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: 533 Peter’s Avenue, Ste. 204  Pleasanton, CA  94566 or 925-323-3328

Visit website: www.itph.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 February 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

Contact: email Marianne or call (925) 425-0414

CityServe Coordinator: Annette Maniego 

Pleasanton Health Fair

This event is open to the TRI-VALLEY COMMUNITY!  Free physical exams for school-age children (parent must be present) as well as free vision and dental screenings for children and adults!  Early sign-ups are recommended for physical exams – email HealthFair to sign up.  Learn about many community resources! The health fair is supported by multiple public
and private agencies and health systems in Alameda County.

When: Saturday, April 29th from 9 AM – 1 PM
Where: Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Avenue
Contact: For more info and volunteer information visit Ptownlife.org

Tri-Valley Regional Hiring Events

There are two hiring events happening in the Tri-Valley this spring.  Both are filled with full-time career or career-ladder positions.  The dates and locations are below.  Here’s what you need to do to get prepared for them:

  1. Pre-register for the events:
    1. Here for Livermore
    2. Here for Dublin
  2. Send a resume or two (if you are seeking different types of jobs) that you want employers to see ahead of time to tvoscc@gmail.com
  3. Attend our Job Fair preparation workshop on April 18 @ 11am or April 19 @ 5:30pm.  To register, go to our Calendar page and register there or call 925-560-9431.
  4. Download the Job Fair Success and Job Fair Do’s and Don’t Tip Sheets from our Free Downloads page.
  5. Study the list of the registered employers below and their potential positions. Visit their websites and research the companies ahead of time.

Both are free event – even the parking is free.  Come prepared to meet your next employer.

April 25, 2017 – 3:00 PM-7:00 PM                                    
4444 East Ave., Livermore

 May 4, 2017 – 3:00 PM-7:00 PM
11600 Shannon Ave., Dublin

 

Free Income Tax Preparation

Free services  available to households with a 2016 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 2016, 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

Money Management Workshops

Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center is hosting two workshops to provide education on better managing bills and money. First Tuesday of the month, 10:00 – 11:00 AM, “When the Money Stops and the Bills Don’t.” Register online at www.trivalleyonestop.org/calendar or call (925) 560-9431.

When: 1st Tuesdays Of Each Month

Where: 6300 Village Parkway, Suite 100, Dublin.

Knowing Financial Peace- CrossWinds

In our culture, seventy percent of people live paycheck to paycheck without an emergency plan.  This nine-week course utilizes Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University’s curriculum.  The class teaches individuals and families how to achieve financial goals by living within their means, as well as how to avoid disastrous financial decisions.   Registration fee,  $99.00 (childcare is available with registration).

When: February 27, 2017, Mondays, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Where: 1660 Freisman Road, Pleasanton

Register: www.crosswindschurch.org/events

Questions: Email Jodie

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

Tax Services

Free services are available to households with a 2016 income of $54,000 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 2016, 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

Las Positas College: (925) 560-9431 DROP OFF ONLY, Wed. 2:00 PM-5:00 PM

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

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.

To learn more: www.loveneverfailsus.com

For help: (844) 249-2698

Contact: email Love Never Fails

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

22580 Grand Street, Hayward,  5884 Eden Park Place, San Jose

Car Seat Safety

California state law requires all drivers to protect young children with car seats and booster seats.  Child Care Links offers a limited number of car seats, and booster seats to qualifying families, at no cost.  Free car seats are also available to low income families, families experiencing challenging situations, or are in need. FREE Car Seat Installation Instruction is also offered by Certified Car Seat Safety Technicians.  Call to schedule a FREE appointment.

Where: 6601 Owens Drive Suite 100 Pleasanton, CA 94588

Contact: Call 925.417.8733

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

Missing Man- mobilizing power of volunteers and donors

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.

Missing Man Dinner Banquet: October 9, 2016, 5:30 PM -7:30 PM, in Livermore.   This is a fundraiser.

Phone: (925) 399-5463

Website: www.missingmanministry.org

Email: Missing Man Ministry

National Human Trafficking Resource Center

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national, anti-trafficking hotline and resource center serving victims and survivors of human trafficking and the anti-trafficking community in the United States.  The toll-free hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Call to get help, report a tip of suspected trafficking, or request information and training.

Telephone: 1-888-373-7888

Website: www.traffickingresourcecenter.org

Voice Outside the Wall (prison ministry)

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. This is a safe and confidential environment.

When: last monday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Where: Valley Christian Center office conference room, 7500 Inspiration Drive, Dublin

 Contact: Sheila Turbinton

Ministry of Care- St. Raymond Church

The Ministry of Care at St. Raymond Church provides support for members of the community who are grieving a  loss through death or divorce.  All support facilitators have been trained by Sandy Heinisch, a grief minister and counselor with the Oakland Diocese, and a member of the National Catholic Ministry to the Bereaved.  Meetings held in the Kids Club room, to the left of the church.  Classes run year round.

St. Raymond has a very supportive Spanish speaking community.  Many of our facilitators are Spanish speaking.

When:        Saturday mornings at 11:00AM

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

Contact:     Matt & Denise Troiano at matt_troiano2001@yahoo.com

or call St. Raymond’s Church at (925) 828-2460

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

http://www.sanramon.ca.gov/housing/documents/rental.pdf

Pocket Guide to Human Services

The Pocket Guides were developed by the cities of Livermore and Pleasanton and updated by the city of Dublin as a handy resource to connect residents to Human Services, not only in the Tri-Valley, but in Alameda County as well. This Pocket Guide is given to Police Officers who may encounter residents during the course of their activities; school counselors,service providers and available at public counters in the three cities.

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Hope Hospice Grief Support Groups serving Adults, Children and Teens

Hope Hospice Inc.  offers a variety of free  grief  support groups throughout the year here in the Tri-Valley.  Prior to joining a support group Hope Hospice requires that you participate in a meeting with a Grief Support Provider to determine whether their services can meet your need.     Adult  Grief Journeys Groups are eight week sessions and  provide a way to explore grief in a safe and supportive environment.   Sessions include sharing, coping strategies, exploring memories and discovering hope and meaning.  The six-week Children and Teens Support Groups sessions (Age 6-17)  provide a safe and nurturing environment to help children and teens understand and learn healthy coping skills.  Age appropriate support groups allow participants to explore their feelings through sharing, creative writing, music, games and art projects.  

Enrollment is limited please call to register.  Prior to joining our support groups, we ask that you attend an informational interview with a Grief Support Provider.

Grief Journeys Support Groups meet Wednesday August  3rd – September 21, 7:00 -8:30 PM

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

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

Website: www.HopeHospice.com

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 February 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

Contact: email Marianne or call (925) 425-0414

CityServe Coordinator: Annette Maniego 

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 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

Army Emergency Relief, AER

AER is a private nonprofit organization incorporated in 1942 by the Secretary of War and the Army Chief of Staff.  AER’s mission is to provide emergency financial assistance to Soldiers and their Families.

More Information:   www.aerhq.org

Contact local AER offices: (925) 875-4636 (Camp Parks Reserve Forces)

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

Alameda County and Community Development, (HCD) – Housing / Rapid Re-Housing Program

Rapid Re-Housing provides move-in assistance, short-term assistance subsidies, and connection to support services to quickly transition homeless households to a permanent housing solution.  Southern Alameda County Housing/Job Linkage Program is a 7-agency collaborative program, led by Alameda County Housing and Community Development,  (HCD) provides transitional housing subsidies on permanent housing units, job preparation and placement, case management and other support services to homeless families throughout Mid, South and Eastern Alameda County.

The program serves approximately 47 families at a time.  It partners with Abode Services, FESCO, ESP, Building Futures with Women and Children, SAVE, and Tri-Valley Haven.  Referrals to this program are made by the participating agencies or by calling the Rapid Re-Housing Hot Line at (510) 284-2135 

Abode Services: (510) 657-7409 (ext. 225 or 233)

FESCO, Family Emergency Shelter Coalition, (510) 581 3223  (Hayward/Castro Valley)

Emergency Shelter Program: 888 339 SAFE (Hayward/Castro Valley)

Building Futures for Women & Children: 1-866 A-WAY OUT (San Leandro)

SAVE, Inc.: (510) 794 6055 (Fremont)

Tri-Valley Haven: (925) 449-5842 (Pleasanton/Livermore/Dublin)

Sojourner House: (925) 449-2510 (Pleasanton/Livermore/Dublin)

The Linkages Rapid Re-Housing Program also works with the owners of housing units.  In Southern Alameda County owners sign a contract with Abode Services and a lease with the tenant.  If you rent to a Linkages participant, your relationship with that household will be no different than that with your other tenants.  Each family is supported by a case manager to ensure that they are following through on their goals.  The family is referred to services and provided with resources to assist them in achieving self sufficiency.  Case Managers perform monthly home visits, help clients with a budget plan, and follow up on housekeeping and other issues to assist with leasing.

Leasing Coordinator: email Lakeshia Livingston or

call (510) 329-2257

Car Safety- Car Seats or Booster seats Program

Child Care Links can provide information 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 Car Seat Safety

Community Education Series- Pleasanton Public Library

The City of Pleasanton Community Education Series offers a host of workshops.  Workshop are held at the Pleasanton Public Library.

Meet the Health Expert series begins in February 2017 with John Muir Health.  For more information contact (925) 931-3400 ext 4 or  see  website: www.pleasantonlibrary.org

Where:  400 Old Bernal Avenue, Pleasanton 

Free registration online: www.ptownlife.org or call (925) 931-5359

Week long Family Retreat- Joni and Friends Bay Area

Joni and Friends Bay Area offers  two,  week-long,  2017 Family Retreats for families impacted by disability at Mission Springs in Scotts Valley.  These retreats nurture every family member, with programs set up to encourage parents, marriages, siblings and the family member who has a disability.  For more information and registration links see below.

When:  See website for 2017 dates

Where:  Mission Springs, Scotts Valley

Information: www.joniandfriends.org/bay-area/

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.    Eligibility, application guidelines and applications  are available for both homeowners and tenants on-line.  Occupants must be low-income to be eligible for grant and loan program.  See income chart and program restrictions.  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

National Human Trafficking Resource Center

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national, anti-trafficking hotline and resource center serving victims and survivors of human trafficking and the anti-trafficking community in the United States.  The toll-free hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Call to get help, report a tip of suspected trafficking, or request information and training.

Telephone: 1-888-373-7888

Website: www.traffickingresourcecenter.org

Big Heart Wellness Center

Big Heart Wellness Center is a network of support services that helps community members improve the wellness in their lives.  Grounded in the Interfaith Food Pantry and organically-grown Big Heart Garden, the Center offers nutritional education, legal assistance, mental health referrals and cooking classes.

Funded in part by a grant from Episcopal Charities Action Network,  (ECAN), Southern Alameda County, the Center’s programs are provided in collaboration with Alameda County Community Food Bank, (ACCFB), Bay Area Legal Aid, (BALA), and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Tri-Valley.

Contact: Program Coordinator at (925) 455-1452 (Thursday’s 8:oo AM  – 1:00 PM)

Food Pantry: Monday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday, 8:00 AM -9:00 AM

Pantry email:   Food Pantry

Location:  678 Enos Way, Livermore

Information: www.saintbartslivermore.com

Alameda County Clerk-Recorder’s Office

New satellite office opened on December 1st, 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: Initially Monday and Tuesdays, 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM – it is anticipated office hours will expand in future.

California Youth Crisis Line

The CA Youth Crisis Line is a free, 24/7 confidential phone counseling and resource referral service available to youth ages 12-24 and/or any adults supporting youth.

The CA Youth Crisis Lines is a program of the California Coalition for Youth.  CCY is a membership agency that promotes youth-adult partnerships and advocates for youth involvement in public policy and is funded in part by the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and The California Wellness Foundation.

Contact:  1-(800) 843-5200

Website: www.calyouth.org

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 Marilyn or call (510) 670-5728

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

Alameda County Health Care for Homeless Program

Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless Program (ACHCHP) is a federally-funded 330(h) Health Care for the Homeless program that provides health care and case management services to homeless persons throughout Alameda County since 1988.

ACHCHP provides case management,  referrals to  mobile medical clinics (Berkeley, Oakland) , visiting shelters, meal sites, transitional and recovery housing programs.

Contact: ACCESS, (Acute Crisis Care & Evaluation for System Wide Services), a department of Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services, www.acbhcs.org

 at 1 (800) 491-9099

Mobile clinic sites phone:   (510) 532-1930 (Berkeley, Oakland)

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.

following are Tri-Valley meeting locations and times:

 

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YMCA Parenting Education

Come join us for our monthly free parenting education series, facilitated by a Parenting Skills Coach.  Every 2nd Tuesday, gather with other parents for an opportunity to discuss the ups and downs of parenting, and gain support and tools.  Childcare is available with advanced registration.  Participants are asked to RSVP.  Call to reserve a spot.  Check with Y for upcoming topics.

Siblings & Friends: Helping Kids Navigate Important Relationships- June 14, 2016

When:  2nd Tuesday of each month, 6:30-8:00 pm

Where:  Tri-Valley YMCA, 6693 Sierra Lane, Suite F,  Dublin, CA 94568

 Contact: email Susan Mancino or call 925-354-1392

 

 

 

Alameda County Foster Parent Support Group

Are you a foster parent or someone who is considering becoming a foster parent? Alameda County Foster Care Services host a monthly support group for foster parents (regardless of county). Come learn from others and receive updates about available services.

 When:  Every 4th Tuesday of the month  7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Where:   Cornerstone Fellowship, 348 North Canyons Parkway, Livermore, Rooms C209 or C211

Contact:   email Nancy DeMatallana or call  (925)447-3465 ext 5448

 

Epilepsy Support Group (Eric’s Corner)

The mission of Eric’s Corner is to raise awareness of epilepsy and to connect our community with resources to effectively manage an epilepsy diagnosis.

This group provides both an atmosphere of sharing facilitated by a group of individuals with over 15 years experience living with seizure disorders; and an opportunity to host guest speakers from within the industry to provide up-to-date news and views on epilepsy treatments, challenges and other resources.

This free support group includes social gatherings such as dinner, bowling, or an afternoon at the park. Epilepsy can be an isolating disorder, and Eric’s Corner social gatherings encourage all individuals to participate in life’s activities.

When:  The third Thursday of the month from 6:30-8:00 PM

Where: 5725 W. Las Positas Blvd., Second Floor, Pleasanton

For more information and to see their calendar, visit Ericscorner.org or call 925-734-3315

Job Connections

Job Connections is an outreach of Community Presbyterian Church of Danville.

Our mission is to support and encourage job seekers by providing a no cost referral network and educational programs. Anyone, of any faith or religion, whether religious or not is welcome to attend. We are in contact with San Francisco Bay Area recruiters, and hiring managers, to seek potential candidates to fill employment opportunities.

Meetings include presentations and workshops led by a variety of industry leaders—Recruiters, corporate executives, business owners, authors and career coaches. These professionals donate their time and expertise on topics such as:

Interviewing Strategies

Resume Writing

Effective Networking

Motivation during the job search

Making the most of technology

There is also time at meetings to address individual needs and questions regarding your job search.

NEWCOMERS MUST ATTEND ONE INTRODUCTORY SESSION FROM       9:00am-9:30am (IN THE CHAPEL OFF THE SANCTUARY). This orientation will provide valuable information about the services we provide.

When:       Saturday mornings 9:00-11:30am

Where:     Community Presbyterian Church, 222 W. Pintado, Danville Rm. 100

Contact:   Hilary Toyryla @ 925-639-1254 or htoyryla@comcast.net

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 (510-421-6861), 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.  General information about the program call (510) 273-4700 ext. 2000

                   Where:    Lincoln, 111 Review Way, Suite 200, Hayward

                  Contact:  Christina Cuenca, Community Outreach Coordinator, (510) 273-4700 ext. 2027

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:  22455  Maple Ct.,  Hayward , CA  or ( 510) 582-0148

Substance Abuse

R~Quest Professional Christian Counseling

R-Quest is a Christian counseling center located in the heart of Pleasanton, California and has been serving the Tri-Valley and surrounding areas for over 10 years. They provide a safe, secure atmosphere for individuals and families seeking help for their personal issues. Professional counseling is readily available, effective and confidential fostering honesty, openness and respect.

The Professional Team at R-Quest includes Marriage Family Therapists (MFT), Clinical Psychologist, Registered Dietician (RD), Relapse Prevention Specialist, Certified Alcoholism and Drug Counselors (CADC), Certified Personal Trainer, and a Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultants whom uphold objectivity and integrity, and maintain the highest standards in the services they offer.

Location: 1811 Santa Rita Road, Ste 108, Pleasanton, CA

Contact: Marcy Hawkins or Carolyn at (925) 426-0501

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.

Following is a list of meetings held each week in the Tri-Valley area.

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