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 or call 925-734-3315


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.  See website for the Quick Guide for Families and Friends Providing Care and Support.

Contact:  888-896-3372,  FERC



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:

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

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


A recovery workshop that teaches the Biblical base of recovery, using the Bible as truth and power for recovery from addictions and compulsions.  No cost and no registration required

When: Thursdays, 7:00 -9:00 pm

Where: Cornerstone Fellowship, 348 North Canyons Prkwy. - Room C204, Livermore

 Contact: (925) 447-3465




A GriefShare Support Group is held at CrossWinds Church in Pleasanton .  The class will start with a video on one of the aspects of grief.  It is hoped that the discussions and sharing will help move your grief journey from mourning to joy.

When:   10:30 AM- Noon (and continues  for 13 Saturdays ) - Begins January 142017

Where:  1660 Freisman Road, Pleasanton (CR4 in the red barn)

Contact: (925) 560-3800 for information


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)


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

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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


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

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


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


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 [email protected]

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