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Unincorporated Alameda County

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  • Alameda County Social Services Agency
    24100 Amador Street, Hayward, 888-999-4772
    Apply for General Assistance, loans, CalFresh
  • Davis Street Family Resource Center
    3081 Teagarden Street, San Leandro
    510-347-4620. Call for intake and referrals.
  • Eden I&R
    Call 2-1-1 Toll-Free (888) 886-9660
    570 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541
    Health and human service referrals.
    Housing and shelter availability
  • Newcomer Navigation Center
    21455 Birch Street, Hayward, 510-582-9533
    Assists Spanish and English-speaking newcomers to the area with navigation to enrollment in healthcare, social services, and public education, and emergency food services
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  • Child Abuse Hotline: 510-259-1800
  • Crisis Support Services of Alameda County: 800-309-2131
  • Domestic Violence Hotline: 877-384-3578
  • Elder Abuse Hotline: 510-577-3500
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
  • Veteran Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 (press 1)
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Safe Parking Programs

Shelters and Short-Term Housing

  • Building Futures with Women and Children
    866-292-9688, Call for intake - 3 shelters.
    Outside referrals, resources & telephone counseling services for women with or without children who are in crisis and/or in need of shelter.
  • FESCO (Family Emergency Shelter Coalition)
    510-581-3223, Call for screening and availability. 21455 Birch Street #5, Hayward.
    Offers various types of shelter and housing programs for low-income and homeless families.
  • First Presbyterian Church
    510-581-6203, 2490 Grove Way, Castro Valley.
    Operates a tiny home transitional housing program. Call church for schedule and to reserve bed.
  • Ruby's Place
    888-339-7233, Apply by phone. 1180 B Street, Hayward.
    Provides short-term shelter up to 90 days, meals, and counseling for homeless women & minors.
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  • 4C's of Alameda County
    22351 City Center Drive, Hayward, 510-244-0980, or if you're an Oakland resident, call 510-244-0966
    Childcare payment program designed to provide full or partial reimbursement of childcare services on behalf of eligible families. Eligibility list online application.
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  • 4C's Clothing
    Gently used clothes for Infants & Children.
    Call or email to make an appointment.
  • Davis Street Family Resource Center
    510-347-4620, 3081 Teagarden Street, San Leandro.
    Free clothing for families with limited income.
    ID, proof of income, and address required.
  • Love Never Fails
    844-249-2698, 22580 Grand Street, Hayward
    Hours M-F 12-5pm, Business and day-to-day clothing.
  • Village United
    510-537-6230 Call New Hope Church
    Back to school clothing for kids.
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Food for Seniors

  • Ashland Community Center
    1530 167th Avenue San Leandro, 510-534-8540 ext. 369.
    For low-income seniors on the 2nd and 4th Mondays. 8:30am to 9:30am.
    Sign up by calling Mercy Retirement and Care Center.
  • Hayward Area Senior Center
    22325 N 3rd Street, Hayward, 510-881-6766
    Groceries for low-income seniors
    2nd and 4th Friday. Apply in person with ID & proof of income.

Food Pantries

  • 4C's of Alameda County
    22351 City Center Drive, Hayward, 510-736-0024
    First Thursday of the month, 1pm to 3pm.
    Online registration
  • Cherryland Elementary School Food Distribution
    456 Laurel Ave, Hayward, CA 94541
    Every other Thursday, 4pm to 6pm.
  • Church of the Cross
    355 A Street, Hayward, 510-581-5522
    Food pantry Tuesdays from 10am to 12pm.
  • Comida Para Cherryland
    21455 Birch St., Hayward, 510-582-9533
    2nd & 4th Weds. drive-thru, walk-up pantry at 1:30pm.
  • Community of Grace Church
    380 Elmhurst St, Hayward, 510-783-8062.
    Weds. 11am to 12pm. Call for appt, bring ID.
  • Davis Street Family Resource Center
    3081 Teagarden Street, San Leandro.
    Call 510-347-4620 ext. 119, 3 to 5-day food bag, 2x a month.
  • Glad Tidings Church
    21455 Birch St., Hayward, 510-582-9533
    2nd & 4th Weds. Drive-thru, walk-up pantry at 1:30pm.
  • Hope for the Heart Pantry
    22035 Meekland Ave. Hayward
    Tues & Thurs at 1:30pm & 3rd Sat. at 7:30am.
    On 3rd Sat. Have picture ID & proof of residency.
    Children under 3 bring birth cert. for diapers.
  • New Hope Christian Fellowship
    22110 Montgomery St, Hayward, 510-537-6230
    Hot meal Tues/ 5pm to 6pm.
    Groceries 4:30pm to 6pm.
  • New Life Christian Church
    1265 B Street Hayward, CA 94541, 510-889-1304.
    Food Pantry, Thursdays beginning at 2pm until all food is distributed.
  • Reach Ashland Food Distribution
    16335 E 14th St, San Leandro, CA 94578
    1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 11am to 12:30pm.
    Line starts at 10:45am.
  • Redwood Chapel
    19300 Redwood Rd, Castro Valley, 510-886-6300
    Bag of food available in parking lot on the 3rd Saturday of the month beginning 9am until all food is distributed.
  • Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church
    20104 Center Street, Castro Valley, 510-581-8950.
    2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month, 9 to 10am.
  • Salvation Army - Hayward Corps
    430 A Hayward, 510-581-6444.
    Monday to Thursday 1:30pm to 3pm.
    Bag lunch 12:30 pm to 2pm.
    Lunch Brunch for seniors 11am to 1pm every 2nd and 4th Tuesdays.
  • South Hayward Parish Emergency Food Program
    27287 Patrick Avenue, Hayward, 510-785-3663
    Mon 3 to 6pm, Tues, Thurs, Fri 1pm to 4pm (walk-ups ONLY). Bring ID.
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  • AC Workforce Development Board
    Job training and placements
    Attend job fairs in Alameda County. Placements include Kaiser, Tesla, AC Transit and more.
  • Downtown Streets Team
    New Hope, 22110 Montgomery St, Hayward
    Tuesdays at 12:30pm
    Volunteer program that includes workforce training and development.
  • Eden Area 1-Stop Career Center
    24100 Amador Street, 3rd Floor, Hayward, 510-670-5700
    Job search and career assistance.
    Access to computer stations fax machines and phones.
  • ITbiz Tech Academy
    6937 Village Parkway #2074, Dublin, CA 94568
    A Cisco Networking Academy and a California state-certified Cybersecurity Pre-apprenticeship program that provides digital equity and sustainable technical education for underserved community members. Online classes only.
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  • Alameda County Housing Secure
    The website has resources and legal guidance for those at risk of displacement.
  • Bay Area Legal Aid
    Providing low-income clients with free civil legal assistance, including legal advice and counsel, effective referrals, and legal representation.
  • Centro Legal de la Raza
    Eviction defense and other legal assistance.
  • Eviction Defense Center
    Provides free and low-cost legal services to Alameda County tenants who are facing eviction.
  • East Bay Community Law Center
    510-548-4040, Call for screening and availability.
    EBCLC's holistic approach aims to address the entire suite of legal and social service needs of under-resourced Black and Latinx clients.
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Medical Services

  • Abode Services - Templo de la Cruz
    510-886-1644, 24362 Thomas Avenue, Hayward.
    Offers a mobile health clinic at the church 9 to 11am on Thursday mornings.
  • Alameda County COVID Line
    Call center to ask questions about treatment, vaccine appointments, referrals for hotels if they test positive, and more.
  • Ashland Free Medical Clinic
    510-407-2362, 50 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo (Located in San Lorenzo High School)
    On Saturday mornings, free non-emergency care for low-income, uninsured.
  • Davis Street Family Resource Center
    510-347-4620, 3081 Teagarden Street, San Leandro.
    Primary care clinic (fee-based on sliding scale, some insurance accepted), dental clinic (fee-based on sliding scale, some insurance accepted), and Rotacare Free Medical Clinic (free, only first 8 clients served, must be uninsured).
  • Hayward Wellness Center (Alameda Health System)
    By appointment only. Call 510-266-1700 for appointment.
    664 Southland Mall, Hayward.
    Outpatient care clinic offering primary care to adults and children.
    Also assists with signing up for HealthPAC, for people who need but can't afford health care.
  • Reach Ashland Health & Wellness Services - La Clinica
    No-cost medical services for youth (11-24) Call 510-481-4556 for an appointment.
  • Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center

Dental Services

  • Alameda County Health Services Dental Van Call 415-730-4446 or 510-891-8906 for times and locations on van availability.
  • Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center Currently only offering emergency dental services for our patients with urgent needs. If you have a dental emergency, please call or text us at 510-471-5907, and one of our dental staff will get back to you as soon as possible.
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Mental Health Services

Recovery and Addiction Services

  • Al-Anon & Alateen
    District 15 meeting list: Call (510) 276-2270 with questions.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous of the East Bay
    Searchable listing of East Bay meetings:
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families
    Searchable listing of in-person, phone, and online meetings:
  • Celebrate Recovery
    Online 7pm Tuesdays. 510-537-6230 Starting July 1st meetings will occur in-person AND online.
  • Cherry Hill - Horizon Treatment Services
    2035 Fairmont Drive, San Leandro 866-866-7496
  • Gamblers Anonymous
    Hotline 855-222-5542 Very few local meetings. Closest is at St. Cuthbert's Church 7932 Mountain Blvd. Oakland, CA, 94605 Monday at 8 pm.
  • HAART (Humanistic Alternatives to Addiction, Research and Treatment)
    Call for initial appointment. Provides individualized outpatient care for users dependent on opiates, including heroin and prescription analgesics such as Vicodin and Oxycodone.
    Fee based, Medical and Kaiser accepted as well. 510-727-9755.
  • Narcotics Anonymous
    Searchable listing of East Bay meetings:
  • Overeaters Anonymous
    Bay Area meeting list: