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


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


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


For those seeking recovery from emotional, physical and sexual abuse, we are offering our Door of Hope GroupRegister online at:  www.crosswindschurch.org  or call (925) 560-3800 

When: See website

Where: CrossWinds Church,  1660 Freisman Road, Pleasanton

We are also offering a Chronic Pain Support Group. Register online at:  www.crosswindschurch.org

Step One groups are biblically based, Christ centered, recovery & support small groups.  They facilitate open, honest, and supportive interaction for men and women.  These groups are structured to provide a safe and confidential place of healing.  The groups are designed to improve the way you live, think and relate while providing important tips, tools and techniques to improve all your relationships.  These groups are peer lead support groups with leaders who are well trained, experienced, caring people to help you process through the challenges and struggles of life.  Step One groups are not professional group therapy experiences.  They are peer lead support groups.  Step One groups are free.  Books and materials can be purchased at your Step One group.  Registration is encouraged on-line and the website links to the groups available.  Groups meet for 10-14 weeks at CrossWinds Church unless otherwise noted.

When: Watch for an update.  Group offerings to be announced in the Fall

Where: CrossWinds Church,  1660 Freisman Road, Pleasanton 

Contact: email Jim or call (925) 560-3889



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


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