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)


Currently two Dublin churches contribute to a fund which provides food gift cards and/or a one-night stay at a hotel in Pleasanton.  A request can only be made once a year.

Those in need contact a church representative who provides them with an approval letter.  The letter is taken to the Dublin Police Department and presented to the sergeant on duty.

The department runs a criminal check before issuing a voucher or gift card.


Contact:      Frank Klosky @ Good News Family Fellowship






This multi-service organization offers emergency and transitional housing in Alameda County.  It operates Crossroads, (Emergency Housing)  , Transitional Family Housing (Matilda Cleveland and Families in Transition, FIT program)  and Our House , Young Adult Housing (for 18- 25 years old )   in Alameda County.    Apply through Alameda County Housing and Support Services (CHASS) at 24100 Amador Street Hayward (510) 957-2260  or 6955 Foothill Blvd., Ste. 100, Oakland(888) 999-4772 or (510) 383-5300.

Information call:  EOCP at (510) 532-3211

Website:  East Oakland Community Project,


Emergency short term assistance is funded entirely by a group of Livermore churches.  The criteria for receiving financial assistance, which is very restrictive, is established by the contributing churches.

When an individual, in need, contacts a Livermore church they will be given a letter and asked to contact the churches liaison at the Tri-Valley Haven Food Pantry  in Livermore.  The liaison will decide whether, or not,  assistance will be granted.

The recipient must have written proof to validate their request. This assistance can only be given one time a year.

For more information contact:

Claire @ Tri-Valley Food Pantry, 449-1664







Founded in 1986, Family Emergency Shelter Coalition, (FESCO) by a coalition of area churches and community members in Mid-Alameda County serves low/extremely low-income homeless families with food, emergency, transitional, and permanent housing and supportive services in furtherance  of its mission to move these families towards self-sufficiency and permanent housing.

FESCO serves single mothers with children, single fathers, two-parent families with children, and teenage males as part of a family group.    Banyan House (transitional housing) , Third Street Apts. (4 unit housing project), Les Marquis (21-bed emergency shelter) and Greg Smith Center (a counseling center) are located in Hayward.

Shelter Information: (510) 581-3223

FESCO Family Shelter: (510) 886-5473

21455 Birch Street, Box 5, Hayward, CA   94541


This free program allows clients who are motivated and actively working to end their homelessness to pursue dismissal of outstanding non-violent infractions and misdemeanor legal offenses without jail time or fines.  Clients who can prove both financial need and personal life progress, such as housing, income, job/search, substance abuse classes, parenting classes, volunteering, etc. are eligible

Tickets, fines or fee can be related to infractions, citations and non-violent misdemeanor offenses.  These can include moving violations, petty theft, BART evasion, littering, open container, possession, etc.  If charges are related to substance use, verification of services and progress must include treatment.  This can be in the form of 30 NA/AA Meetings or a substance abuse program.

Clients who have tickets outside of Alameda County are ineligible.  Ineligibility includes: Tickets, fines or fee related to felonies, sex crimes, violent crimes/concealed weapons, DUI's, parking tickets, restitution to individuals or businesses, or drug court. Clients who have tickets outside of Alameda County are also ineligible. If you have fees resulting from a suspended license, call G.R.I.P. at (510)233-2141.

Homeless and Caring Court mandatory orientations will be held the 3rd Thursday of the month (excluding holidays). Applicants and those interested in learning more must arrive at 12:30 pm to complete the registration process. Orientation begins promptly at 1:00pm.  Please bring a pen.  2016 Orientation Dates:  3/17, 4/21, 5/19, 6/16, 7/21, 8/18, 9/15, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15.

Applicants must:
Complete the application process and be accepted to the DA before appearing at the Public Defenders’ Meeting or the Court itself.

Be in contact with the Homeless and Caring Court Coordinator at least 30 days prior to the application deadline (orientation counts as day one).

Open office hours-every Mondays from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.

Where: 2272 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

Contact:  phone: (510) 877-9203   Fax: (510) 451-0302



This organization is focused on the Tri-Valley homeless.  Shelter is provided in inclement weather in winter/spring months (Nov-April).  Services such as showers, clothing are provided year round.

Where: 4743 East Avenue, Livermore

Visit our website at:

Contact: Bob and Donna McKenzie or 925-443-7389/Donna's cell 925-895-4167 

CityServe Coordinator: Don Prescott or (650) 333-7376


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


Individuals, in need, often go to a local church for help when they are in an emergency situation.  If the church deems appropriate, they will present the individual with a letter and refer them  to the Pleasanton Police Department for a voucher. Vouchers can only be requested once a year.

Vouchers, for food, gas, and one nights lodging, is made possible through the generosity of a few Pleasanton churches.

The Police Department will run a criminal check on the individual.  The person is either accepted or denied funds.


Contact:      Rich Rogers, Pleasanton Police Chaplain