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


Are you hurting from a past abortion? If so, we want to help. Valley Pregnancy Center offers  Abortion Recovery Bible study groups  for 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 August 2016 and the men's group begins in October 2016.  Call to speak with or email someone who cares about you.  You will be met with compassion and understanding.  All correspondence is confidential.  Website:

Where:   5776 Stoneridge Mall  Road #200, Pleasanton

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

CityServe Coordinator: Annette Maniego 


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.


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 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,

 at 1 (800) 491-9099

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


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


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


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  

Phone : (510) 613-0330



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



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


Call: (925) 417-8733 or email Car Seat Safety