Kitchen helpers, servers and food donations are needed for this breakfast, held every Sunday morning to serve the homeless and low income in our community (usually between 50-60 people).  Building relationships with our guests is one of our goals and we try to join them at the tables and eat alongside them.  The food is all donated by our group of volunteers - our menus come out on Wednesdays via www.signupgenius.com. (This is an online program that lists the food needed for this weeks menu, and allows people to signup for portions of the required food).  If you are interested in helping, I can add you to our breakfast list and you will get one message per week with the published menu and you can then see the food and help needs for that particular week.

When: Sunday mornings - cooking & prep work starting at 8:00, serving at 9:30 & clean-up (usually done by 10:30)

Where: Discovery Church, 5860 Las Positas Rd., Livermore

Contact: email Ken Rush or call him at  925-784-5642

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Posted: 05/21/2015

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

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Posted: 05/11/2015

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

 

 

 

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Posted: 01/12/2015

Community Youth Courts, a diversion program to middle and high school teens who are first time offenders of misdemeanor or lesser crimes are entirely voluntary and address the early stages of juvenile delinquency by bringing teenage offenders before a jury of their peers.  Youth volunteer positions are: court clerk, advocate, jury member, and Spanish-English translator. (This is a great way to fulfill school Community Service requirements!)  Adult positions include: advocate mentor, court attendant, jury mentor, Spanish-English translator, and case manager. For more information visit communityyouthcourts.com.  

Contact: Tonya Clenney at (925) 337-7175

 

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Posted: 01/05/2015

There is an urgent need for teen and adult volunteers at the food pantry to help with bagging food and working at the counter as well as the thrift store where opportunities include sorting and stocking donations, helping customers and working at the cash register!  (Hours are flexible).  Mandarin speaking volunteer also needed.

When:  Food Pantry hours: Monday - Thursday, 9:30 am-noon & Thursday, 5 - 7 pm

Thrift Store hours: Monday - Saturday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Where: 418 Junction Ave, Livermore (food pantry) & 116 N L St., Livermore (thrift store)

Contact:  email Lynne or call  (925) 449-5845 for additional information

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Posted: 01/05/2015

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

 

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Posted: 11/13/2014

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

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Posted: 10/30/2014

Children without safe homes are depending on Agape Villages to help them reshape their futures. You can help by creating a backpack of love for a foster child, volunteering to help in the office, or adopting a family at Christmas.

Where: 3160 Crow Canyon Place, Suite 120, San Ramon

Contact: call (925) 866-3020 or visit www.agapevillages.org

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Posted: 10/27/2014

Donated space is needed in Dublin, Hayward or San Leandro for storage and distribution of clothing and other goods to foster families in our area.

Contact: email Joyce Ryder or call (925) 337-2573

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Posted: 10/27/2014

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

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Posted: 09/23/2014