ALAMEDA COUNTY RESOURCES

Below please find a list of resources that may be helpful. Please note that links and other information are included when available. Please be sure to check with the organization directly for any updates on support.

2-1-1

2-1-1 is a free telephone number providing access to local community services. 2-1-1 is available in multiple languages, allowing those in need to access information and obtain referrals to physical and mental health resources; housing, utility, food, and employment assistance; and suicide and crisis interventions. 2 1 1 also provides disaster preparedness, response, and recovery during declared emergencies.

COVID-19
Carbon Health – Free COVID-19 by appointment in various locations throughout the Bay Area. Visit here for more information. 

HOMELESS RESOURCES
Fremont Human Services Department
Laundry, shower and meal services are available to the homeless community in Fremont. FHSD has arranged several locations throughout the city that are open Monday through Friday. 

Call (510) 574-2222.

FAITH BASED AGENCIES

Alameda County Care Alliance The ACCA Alliance Advanced Illness Care Program™ addresses needs, provides trusted resources, and empowers persons needing advanced illness care and their caregivers in 5 big cornerstones: spiritual, advance care planning, health (physical and emotional), social and caregiving. Care navigators/liaisons help congregants meet their advanced illness care needs and link them to resources (e.g., food, housing, transportation, social services.

Catholic Charities East Bay  provides help with back rent, deposit, and utility assistance. Provide services like one time financial assistance, budget review and counseling, case management, and referrals for additional resources. 

Call (510) 768-3100. 

Compassion Network The Christian-based non-profit organization will be giving out food Mondays and Thursdays. www.compassionnetwork.org.
Address: 39155 Liberty St. #H840, Liberty St, Fremont, CA 94538
Hours: Monday and Thursday 10am – 12pm

Salvation Army Provides emergency assistance programs and services for Alameda County residents. Some of the assistance includes free food from a pantry, rental assistance, clothing, family stores, and funds for paying utility or heating bills, and free prescription vouchers. 
Address: 1027 A St., Hayward. 36700 Newark Blvd., Newark

FAMILY RESOURCES

Childcare for essential workers
Bananas 
Address: (510) 658-0381 Cities Served Alameda Albany Berkeley Emeryville Oakland Piedmont

4 C’s Alameda County
Call: (510) 582-2182 ext. 3198
Cities Served: Castro Valley, Fremont, Hayward, Newark, San Leandro, & San Lorenzo Union City 

Hively
Call: (925) 417-8733
Cities Served: Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, & Sunol
hello@behively.org

First 5 Alameda County
First 5 Alameda County helps young children grow up healthy and ready to learn during the most important time in their development. They offer various services to prepare children for school. Cultural Access services are available (translators).

Call (510) 227-6900 

Area Agency on Aging
Senior Information & Assistance team available to provide information about services for older adults. Call 800-510-2020 or 510-577-3530. 

FINANCIAL RESOURCES
Self-Help Credit Union
Basic, affordable banking services and fair and affordable loans
Call (877) 369-2828

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the East Bay

Call 866-889-9347.

FOOD RESOURCES
Alameda County Community Food Bank
Alameda County Community Food Bank offers various services access to groceries free of charge. Help with enrollment of the Cal Fresh program (formally known as Food Stamps).

Call (510) 635-3663

MEDICAL INSURANCE RESOURCES
Covered California is a free service that connects Californians with brand-name health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It’s the only place where you can get financial help when you buy health insurance from well-known companies. That means when you apply, you may qualify for a discount on a health plan through Covered California, or get health insurance through the state’s Medi-Cal program. 

Call (800) 300-1506

RENTAL ASSISTANCE AND HOUSING RESOURCES
ECHO Housing
Assists residents living in Alameda County with move-in costs or delinquent rent due to a temporary financial setback. Livermore residents can call (925) 449-7340

Season of Sharing
Abode’s social services department coordinates health and supportive services for participants in shelter and supportive housing programs, offering comprehensive on-site assistance. Some of their housing programs are permanent supportive housing and rapid re-housing.

Call: (510) 657-7409 

Alameda County Social Services Agency
Provides cash aid or housing voucher assistance to Alameda County families and single adults who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Mortgage Credit Certificate Program
On a Countywide basis, the Mortgage Credit Certificate Program (MCC) is available to assist FIRST TIME HOMEBUYERS, who meet certain income limits, better afford a first mortgage on their first home.

Fremont Landlord, Tenant, & Fair Housing Services
Provides landlords and tenants with confidential counseling for all rental housing questions, including security deposits, repairs, and termination of tenancy, evictions, privacy, and right to entry, retaliation, and rent increases. The agency also provides confidential counseling and investigation of housing discrimination complaints, referrals for legal assistance, and community education on fair housing laws. 

Call (510) 574-2270

Affordable Housing in Alameda County
Apply for affordable housing within Alameda County with both rental and ownership opportunities.

Operation Dignity
Provides shelter, housing, street outreach, and supportive services to people experiencing homelessness, with a special focus on veterans in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 

Call (510) 287-8465

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Alameda County
Provides various assistance to low-income families and the homeless in Alameda County. Resources offered include, but are not limited to, food pantries, computer and job training, health clinics, and other programs for the working poor and low income. 

LEGAL
Bay Area Legal Aid
Provides low-income clients with free civil legal assistance, including legal advice and counsel, effective referrals, and legal representation. Provider serving seven Bay Area counties.

Call:  (800) 551-5551 

Law Center for Families
Offers free legal advice to help deal with landlord/tenant issues. Attorneys will also help clients avoid an eviction or apply for rent subsidies from the HUD Section 8 voucher program. 

Call: (510) 451-9261.