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

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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

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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

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The Alameda County Bar Association, (ACBA) has launched Bay Area Find a Lawyer, an online legal directory.

Website:www.acbanet.org

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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