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Youth Resources

Useful Information For College Students

Crisis and Suicide Hotline

Assistance with any type of crisis

1-800-309-2131 |

Domestic Violence Crisis line

Assistance with any type of domestic violence

510-562-3731 |

Rape Crisis Hotline

For victims of any type of sexual assault.

510-845-7273 | rape crisis website

Alameda County Social Services

General Information 1-888-999-4772

Birth Certificates/ California Identification Card, Driver’s License Alameda County Clerk-Recorder’s Office

1106 Madision Street, Oakland


California Department of Motor Vehicles

1- 800-777-0133 |


Denti-Cal for Medi-Cal Members

Dental Services are currently provided as one of the many benefits under the Medi-Cal program

1-800-952-5253, 1-800-322-6384|

Healthy Kids, Healthy Teeth – Office of Dental Health

Free dental services for children birth to 5, who have Medi-cal, and live in Alameda County

510-268-2492, 510-268-2017

provide free parenting information, workshops and referrals to family child care, child care centers, preschools, babysitters, in-home caregivers, nannies and playgroups


Child Care Links

Provide resources and referrals, subsidy, child care health and nutrition program




Provide referrals for mental health and substance abuse services


Center For Family Counseling

Confidential counseling services to families in East Oakland

510-562-3731 |

Children's Hospital Youth Uprising Health Center

Mental health and medical services

510-428-3556 |

Casa del Sol

Mental health services; domestic violence support; parent education/support groups


Substance use and mental health disorders

American Addiction Centers

Drug and Alcoholism Recovery Centers and Resources

Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers

Employment Links

Youth Employment Partnership

Training, internships, summer jobs

(510) 533-3447

Pivotal Point Youth Services

Job readiness, vocational training, internships, entrepreneurship classes.

(510) 536-6604

Alameda County Workforce Investment Board

One-stop career centers, job postings, career assessments, resume preparation and more

(510) 259-3842

Oakland Private Industry Council

One-stop career centers, job postings, career assessments, summer jobs, training programs

(510) 768-4400


Job listings, career assessment tools, career exploration, resume preparation


Civicorps (formerly East Bay Conservation Corps)

Job training, high school diploma completion, internships.

(510) 992-7800

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First Place For Youth

Housing and supportive services for former foster youth aged 16-23.

(510) 272-0979

Covenant House

Emergency shelter, transitional housing, supportive services.

(510) 379-1010

DreamCatcher Emergency Youth Shelter

Shelter and support center for youth aged 13-18.


YEAH! Youth Emergency Assistance Hostel

Seasonal shelter and supportive services for homeless youth aged 18-25. Open during the winter rainy season. *As of 2/20/08, intakes for the Winter 2007-2008 season are closed. Intakes for Winter 2008-2009 will be accepted starting in November 2008.*

(510) 704-9867, who raises awareness on the dangers of addiction and helps young adults stay drug-free (, and HealthCorps, who also

promotes healthy living among teens (

Legal Services

Alameda County Bar Association


Bay Area Legal Aid

1-877-346-4529 | 510-663-4744 |

Medical Services

Children's Hospital

510-428-3885 |

Children's Hospital Teen Clinic


La Clinica De La Raza

510-535-3500 | www.laclinica .org

Planned Parenthood

Offers low to no cost primary health care offering more than reproductive health care.

1-800-967-7526 |

Youth UpRising Health Center


Substance Abuse Services


Support for friends and family of problem drinkers


Alcoholics Anonymous

Call for meeting times

510-839-8900 |

Mujeres Con Esperanza

Support groups; counseling; support for families

510-261-3398 |

Narcotics Anonymous


Si Se Puede

Provide substance abuse services to youth ages 7-18

510-532-5995 | 510-436-4330


Assists with quitting cigarettes and weed. On site at Castlemont


Teen Services

Youth Alive

Gang and violence intervention

510-594-2588 ext. 300 |

Girls Inc.


Youth UpRising

Hip hop classes, recording studios, career and education center, café, martial arts, medical and mental health services.


Teen 411

510-670-4223 |

Online Resource Guides

Check out the Resource pages of the Alameda County Foster Youth Alliance website for a thorough listing of Bay Area resources, many specifically for transitioning foster youth.

The website of the California Office of Foster Care Ombudsperson contains valuable information about the rights of youth in foster care. The Office of the Ombudsperson serves as an independent forum for investigating and resolving complaints made by or on behalf of youth in foster care and provides youth with information regarding the rights. To contact the Alameda County Ombudsperson's Office, call (510) 268-2365.

Education LinksILSP Book Money

Assistance with books and supplies for Alameda County foster and former foster youth enrolled in accredited colleges or vocational schools. To be eligible, you must be taking at least 6 units and maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average. If you maintain a 3.0 you can receive even more money! California Chafee Grant Program

Grants for current and former foster youth attending college, career or technical school who meet the eligibility requirements. FAFSA

Free Application for Federal Student Aid California Student Aid Commission

Financial aid information for California residents

1-888-224-7268 Cal Grants

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Emergency Housing:

If you are in need of immediate emergency shelter and housing assistance, please contact: Eden Information & Referral at 510-537-2552 or the Bay Area Helpline at 1-800-273-6222.Emergency Housing If you are in need of immediate emergency shelter and housing assistance, please contact: Eden Information & Referral at 510-537-2552 or the Bay Area Helpline at 1-800-273-6222.

Robinson Room and Board:

Single family home, that provides shared housing, for single male adults, 21 and up, who are homeless, or at-risk of becoming homeless. (510) 568-7953