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TOWN AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM (TAP)  After school ProgramOctober marks OPRYD’s second month of TAP services this school year. We are excited about the line-up of creepy themed activities including “spooky science”, spooky crafts and games and a Spooky Fall Fest. Kids and youth will have the opportunity to use their creativity and imagination to prepare for a month full of ghoulish fun!

We are currently accepting registration for a limited number of openings at several sites.

Financial Assistance is available.
Forms in Chinese click here.
Forms in Spanish click here.
Forms in English click here.
Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA)CounselingPeer counseling and referrals: We offer emotional and
practical support in Spanish and Mam.
Please call us Monday
through Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. 415-621-8140 (San
Francisco) or (510) 261-3398 (East Bay), or 415-431-2562
(support line).
BANANAS Inc.Diapers and WipesGives away free clothing, equipment, toys, and diapers for infants and children of low-income families through their BANANAS Boutique. These items are donated by parents and supporters. Families can take what they need.
First 5 Alameda CountyDiapers and WipesProvides diapers and wipes to nine distribution hubs across the county on a monthly basis. Information about the sites’ giveaways (in English, Spanish, and Chinese) here.
Telegraph Community Ministry Center Diapers and WipesThey provide diapers, formula, and other baby provisions to those in need.
Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA)Digital LiteracyESL and digital literacy classes: These classes are offered
periodically via Zoom. For more information and to sign up,
please call or text (510) 692-2839, Mon-Fri from 10am to 5pm.
For more information and to sign up,
please call or text (510) 692-2839, Mon-Fri from 10am to 5pm
Victim Compensation BoardDomestic ViolenceSee folder in here
Early childhood educationEducation
Early reading ProgramsEducation
MUA - Mujeres Unidas y ActivasEnglish learningIn addition, we have designed and implemented our own curriculum for ESL classes for our members. Currently, we offer vocational ESL classes for domestic workers via our Caring Hands program and we also offer classes for Domestic Violence Advocates and Sexual Assault Crisis Counselors who interface with other service agencies.
Chinatown Ambassador Program
Experiencing Racially Motivated Anti-Asian Abuse, Violence or Hate Speech
volunteer opportunities to do community strolling, clean up efforts and
Compassion in Oakland
Experiencing Racially Motivated Anti-Asian Abuse, Violence or Hate Speech
Request a free chaperone (or volunteer to be a chaperone) for residents of Oakland‘s Chinatown from
BANANASFamily Connection (Play Groups, Parent Support, Story Times)Playgroups: Virtual playgroups daily Monday - Friday.
Morning playgroups Monday - Thursday
Afternoon playgroups Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Lotus BloomFamily Connection (Play Groups, Parent Support, Story Times)On demand and live playgroup circle times, story times and family activities including dance, drumming, cooking and more.
Mandela Family Resource CenterFamily Connection (Play Groups, Parent Support, Story Times)Wellness services and workshops - nutrition and meal planning assistance, fitness, preventative disease education and counseling, and parenting classes;

Emergency assistance navigation services - utilities, rent, food, and financial assistance;

Holistic health services - yoga, meditation, counseling and treatment for stress, depression, anxiety, grief/loss and mental illness;

Adult continuing education - capacity building in technology, nutrition, cooking, languages, social media, and community college enrollment;

After school programs - supervised activities such as performing arts, sports and recreation for youth;

Academic supports for youth - tutoring, college planning, summer school, and math/science/writing support programs;

Resident safety - police block watch programs, fire prevention, traffic safety, food safety, and sanitation education;

Personal financial education and counseling - credit counseling, budgeting, banking, and housing;

Family game night - bingo, cards, and trivia games;

Employment training - referrals to vocational and job training programs, including technology, culinary, automotive, and medical;

Technology access - computers, printers, fax/scan, copiers, email, and internet.
Oakland Public LibraryFamily Connection (Play Groups, Parent Support, Story Times)
The Oakland Public Library is offering sidewalk service at limited locations. Patrons have the opportunity to pick up holds for books, DVDs, CDs, and WiFi hotspots at our doors. Mobile printing service is also available. Indoor areas remain closed to the public.
RootsFamily Connection (Play Groups, Parent Support, Story Times)Virtual Sisterhood Circle
RootsFamily Connection (Play Groups, Parent Support, Story Times)Parenting Toolkit Series, focusing on Distance Learning & Pandemic Parenting
TandemFamily Connection (Play Groups, Parent Support, Story Times)Virtual Storytime led by Tandem
Also from Tandem: Learning at home: Storytime resources (
Alameda County Community Food BankFood and MealsFood bank
Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants
Food and MealsThe CERI COVID-19 Emergency Relief Project provides financial assistance with rent, utilities, food, and groceries for refugee families and elders who are living in poverty and are facing extra hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis. People can also get assistance with back to school supplies and masks.
Community Foods MarketFood and Meals EBT/Calfresh Discount, Offers free, low- or no-contact deliveries during the COVID-19 crisis to elders of our community in the McClymonds, Clawson, and Hoover-Foster neighborhoods, CallFresh/SNAP Enrollment Assistance
Store Hours: Weekly store tours on alternating Tuesdays and Thursdays, teaching participants how to shop healthy on a budget. All participants receive a $10 gift card to participate in the Healthy Meal Challenge to practice their new skills shopping health on a budget. See calendar for exact dates. Events Calendar here.
Intertribal Friendship House Food and MealsCOVID-19- Food/emergency kit delivery to Native elders/families
Oakland Government Food and MealsList of Oakland Food Distribution Sites
OUSD’s Grab and Go Meals and Meal Delivery Food and MealsFood for OUSD families during school building closures
Telegraph Community Ministry Center Food and MealsThey provide emergency food, clothing, diapers, formula, and other baby provisions.
TrybeFood and MealsThe CERI COVID-19 Emergency Relief Project provides financial assistance with rent, utilities, food, and groceries for refugee families and elders who are living in poverty and are facing extra hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis. People can also get assistance with back to school supplies and masks.
Youth UpRisingFood and MealsHanding out free groceries every Thursday 12PM-2PM
Stop AAPI Hate
for those Experiencing Racially Motivated Anti-Asian Abuse, Violence or Hate Speech
Report anti-Asian incidents
1 degreeGuide to service providersEmpowering you to find what you need from over 20,000 free, up-to-date resources. Search from any phone or computer. Easily share resources with family and friends.
211 AlamedaGuide to service providersFor over forty years Eden I & R, Inc. has been tracking information about Health and Human Service Providers in Alameda County. It has always been our goal to make that information available to anyone who needed it. This Resource Finder provides yet another means for achieving that goal
4Cs of Alameda CountyGuide to service providersWe provide access to affordable, quality child care by connecting families and providers to a wide network of community partners, child focused resources and financial assistance programs.

4Cs offers an extensive database of state licensed child care providers, payment assistance programs, child health and nutrition education and a staff of specialists who speak multiple languages. Our child care information and referral services are free to all parents, regardless of income.

We also support local child care providers with free and low cost training, business counseling, professional development, and funding in order to improve the quality of child care services within Alameda County.
Findhelp.orgGuide to service providersFind food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs, including new programs for the COVID-19
Need help paying the billsGuide to service providersFind information on assistance programs, charity organizations, and other resources that will provide you help. The organizations may offer assistance for paying bills, pass out free stuff, or provide counseling type services among other programs. Agencies will also show you how to save money as well as provide some tips and methods to pay the bills when money is tight. When you and your family are facing a financial hardship, you need to reevaluate the situation, set priorities, and look for emergency assistance
Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA)Healing & WellnessWorkshops on healing and wellness: Every Tuesday at 1:00
pm, broadcast live in Spanish on the Mujeres Unidas y Activas
Facebook page.
Mujeres Unidas y Activas Facebook page.
Alameda County Public Health DepartmentHealthMedical, economic, social headlines, and health alerts
SFASAHealthAutism Society San Francisco Bay Area (SFASA) is a grassroots, volunteer-run nonprofit organization of parents, family members, friends and professionals striving to build a stronger, more connected and influential Bay Area autism community
Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA)HealthZumba Dance Fitness Classes: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and
Thursdays at 6 pm, and also Wednesdays at 9:30am. Offered
in Spanish for MUA members.
Please call us Monday
through Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. 415-621-8140 (San
Francisco) or (510) 261-3398 (East Bay), or 415-431-2562
(support line).
Community Foods MarketHealth CareHeart 2 Heart-Free blood pressure clinic. Mondays 11am-1pm Get your BP checked, connect with a counselor and get referrals to local providers
Roots Community Health CenterHealth Care
Catholic Charities of the East BayHousingThis non-profit offers support to tenants facing homelessness. They may have funds to provide for one time Rental Assistance. Case managers also have information on transitional housing.Hours: Monday-Friday, 9-5pm. Call (510) 768-3102, or the address is 433 Jefferson Street, Oakland, California 94607.
Keep Oakland HousedHousingKeep Oakland Housed is a coordinated strategy and partnership to help Oakland residents at risk of losing their homes, providing a three-prong emergency response approach for residents: legal representation, financial assistance, and supportive services to help them remain in their homes.
One homeHousingOne Home is a free, nonprofit website that makes it easy to find affordable housing. One Home helps anyone find a home they are eligible for, share housing information with others, and download housing applications.
Operation Dignity, Inc.Housingis another non-profit that offers rental assistance and low income housing. Resources run can provide assistance for a portion of back rent, money to pay security deposits, and move-in assistance to qualified low income applicants. While funds are limited, they try to help as many families as possible. Call to apply for monthly rental assistance.The address is 160 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94607, and phone number is (510) 844-0785.
Bay Area Community Services (BACS)Housing and Rental Assistancehousing assessmentsM,W,F 510-613-0330
Causa Justa | Just CauseHousing and Rental Assistanceprovide tenant rights advocacy and information to tenants through our Housing Committee/Tenants’ Rights Clinic.
Center for Reentry ExcellenceHousing and Rental AssistanceServing all justice impacted individuals, CORE provides a one-stop hub of reentry services working with the Alameda County Probation DepartmentCall 415-474-7310 (ask for CORE)
Email Robyn Miller, Mona Blake
North County Housing Resource Center: via phone only
Call 510-495-0131 for assessments by phone on M, W, F (9am-12pm)
Unsheltered adults in North County (Oakland, Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville, Alameda) can call: 510-495-0131
Unsheltered families (with children under 18) can call Family Front Door
First time callers: 510-808-7410
Unsheltered families with children under 18 should call Women’s Daytime Drop-in Center for an assessment:
Please call 510-548-2884 (M-F, 8am-4pm)
Keep Oakland Housed Housing and Rental Assistanceprovides legal representation, emergency financial assistance, and supportive services. This program is available to all Oakland residents who are experiencing a housing crisis and have a household income at or below 30% of the Area Median Income, with priority to extremely low-income households. Legal representation will be provided to tenants with an active eviction lawsuit up to 50% AMI.
HERAHousing and Rental AssistanceWe promote affordable and fair credit access, asset building and preservation.
We fight abusive mortgage servicing, problems with homeowner associations, foreclosure, escrow and other homeowner problems.
We fight predatory lending of all kinds.
We fight discrimination in financial services and consumer transactions.
We provide financial counseling to individuals and community education workshops.
We train service providers and other professionals.
We translate our clients' experiences and needs into policy work.
We collaborate with many different partners across the state and country.
We create positive solutions for vulnerable residents.
ACPHD financial workshops housing, employment, environment)We recognize that residents are more than mere consumers of public health services. Many other issues (housing, employment, environment) can impact health. Therefore, our health department is involved in a variety of community-based activities that engage residents and community partners in the planning, evaluation and implementation of health activities
Causa JustaHousing, ImmigrationOakland tenants rights and advocacy, immigration services (English & Spanish language)
Help Me GrowI&R for resources related to early child development
Support KindImmigrationKids in Need of Defense (KIND) is the leading national organization advocating for the rights of unaccompanied migrant and refugee children in the U.S.
Bay Area Legal AidLegal Serviceshelp thousands of low income Bay Area residents build safer, healthier, and more stable line 800-551-5554
East Bay Community Law CenterLegal Servicesadvance racial justice through direct service, education and advocacy.510-548-4040
Family Violence Law CenterLegal Serviceshelps diverse communities in Alameda County heal from domestic violence and sexual assault, advocating for justice and healthy relationships. We provide survivor-centered legal and crisis intervention services, offer prevention education for youth and other community members, and engage in policy work to create systemic change.
via phone only; 510-267-8880
Homeless Action CenterLegal Servicesprovides free legal assistance with a range of public benefits programs, including Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Medi-Cal, CalWorks, Cal-Fresh (food stamps) General Assistance (GA) and Cash Assistance Programs for Immigrants (CAPI). We also provide informal advice and referrals for non-benefits related legal issues.3126 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley (510) 540-0878
2601 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland (510) 695-2260
If you have trouble getting benefits (Medi-Cal, SS, GA, food stamps), contact Amy Orgain by email:
Email for assistance
Root and ReboundLegal ServicesServices for currently and formerly incarcerated individuals. Call 510-279-4662 or email
Centro Legal de la RazaLegal support/Immigration"Our removal defense practice specializes in cases that are urgent and often involve novel legal issues. Centro Legal’s immigration team has expertise in complex detained cases, including individuals deemed mentally incompetent by the court and appointed counsel. Centro Legal also runs a robust pro bono immigration program. We train and provide technical and substantive assistance for pro bono attorneys representing clients seeking U visa relief, asylum before the immigration courts and asylum office, and bond for release from immigration detention. Pro bono attorneys also participate in our clinics and workshops under Centro Legal’s supervision and mentorship."
Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA)Member MeetingsMember meetings: Virtual support groups in Spanish, every
Monday at 10:30am, via Zoom.
Please call us Monday
through Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. 415-621-8140 (San
Francisco) or (510) 261-3398 (East Bay), or 415-431-2562
(support line).
24 Hour Crisis Support LineMental Healthfor those struggling with uncomfortable thoughts and emotions800-273-8255
BANANAS Warm LineMental HealthNon-emergency resource for parents seeking support​ or (510) 658-7353 x107
California Peer-Run Warm LineMental Healthnon-emergency number for those seeking emotional support855-845-7415
Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants
Mental HealthPopulation served: Southeast Asian Refugees, survivors of trauma/abuse, children, and LGBTQI
Provides Support groups, clinical counseling, medication management clinic, alternative healing, children’s programs, young men’s/women’s/mother’s groups, a therapy program for LGBTQI+
Family PathsMental HealthParent Support/Parent Help Line800-829-3777, 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week. Flyers in English, Spanish and Chinese.
Youth UpRisingMental HealthYU is offering confidential phone or video counseling for YU ages 13-24., Call or text (510) 863-4119
Start Small Think BigEntrepreneurshipFree one year program for established business owners (business license, bank account, some revenue) to receive consultations from experts in the area of social media marketing, marketing, legal, accounting, etc.
The Inclusivity ProjectFor Black Business Owners in the Bay AreaSupports Black business owners with obtaining capital, one on one coaching with professionals in the areana of business coaching, accounting, etc.
Community Adventures Pre-K PlaygroupsPlay GroupsCommunity Adventure pre-k Playgroups (CAPP) is a FREE grant funded playgroup that aims to offer a safe space for parents/caregivers and their children to participate in circle time, arts & crafts, outdoor play and more.

Program hours are 10:00am-12:00pm at the following sites:
- Tuesday & Thursday Mosswood Recreation Center 3612 Webster St.
- Tuesday &Thursday Carmen Flores Recreation Center 1637 Fruitvale Ave
- Wednesday &Friday Rainbow Recreation Center 5800 International Blvd.
Fall Town CampPlay GroupsFlyer:
Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA)Political educationCivic and political education workshops in
Spanish, broadcast live every Thursday at 11am on the Mujeres
Unidas y Activas Facebook page
Mujeres Unidas y Activas Facebook page
OPRYD SportsRecreation SportsOPRYD Sports installed two new fitness courts in June through the National Fitness Campaign (NFC) in District 3 at Lowell Park and District 6 at Arroyo Viejo Park. Fitness courts are designed for ages 12 and up, and offer fully accessible, outdoor fitness and training programs. Patrons can download the app @ National Fitness Campaign to become a fitness ambassador, access locations, workouts for a variety of fitness levels, challenges, and training tools. The fitness court is a 7-minute 7-movement full body circuit training workout. Fitness courts is ready to work out and its FREE!

Come out and play on our newly improved resurfaced tennis and pickleball courts at: Bushrod, deFremery, Dimond and Montclair. Dimond tennis court also has new lighting for evening play. Athol courts will be opening soon. For more information and to reserve courts throughout the city go online at PerfectMind
For more information contact Myka Hammock, Recreation Sports Supervisor at
Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA)Relief FundMUA COVID19 Immigrant Families Relief Fund: Open
only to people who have participated in MUA programs
within the last 10 years and who have lost income during the
COVID19 pandemic. To find out whether you qualify, call
(510) 693-1977, Mon-Fri between 10am and 2pm.
To find out whether you qualify, call (510) 693-1977, Mon-Fri between 10am and 2pm.
Work SafeSafety, Healt and Justice at the work placeAn important part of Worksafe's mission is to advocate for protective worker health and safety laws. We support legislative solutions that seek to improve working conditions in a broad range of industries where significant safety and health hazards exist, and which employ millions of low-wage, immigrant workers in California.
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Business Assistance CenterSmall businessThe Business Assistance Center is here to help you. We provide one-on-one help and referrals with:
-Business license and permits
-Technical assistance
-Financing options
-Other business resources to help business start, grow and prosper!
270 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612

Next to Oakland City Hall, Entrance off Clay Street between 14th and 16th streets.
Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA)Support GroupGrupo Mam: Virtual support groups in Mam, every other
Tuesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm, via Zoom.
For more
information and to sign up, please call (510) 905-9334 Mon
- Fri between 10am and 2pm.
Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA)Support GroupSupport group for mothers, grandmothers and childcare
providers: A space to talk about child development and how
to support kids in these challenging times. Every second Friday
at 10am in Spanish via Zoom.
To sign up, please call (510)
395-7825 Mon-Fri between 10am and 2pm.
TAXAIDTaxesThe IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify. Find a provider near
AT&T AffordableUtilities and Internet Connection SupportAccess from AT&T provides low-cost internet service for eligible households.*

Free installation and in-home Wi-Fi®
No annual contract
No deposit

Internet service for $10/mo. or less based on the maximum speed available at your address up to 25Mbps. LIMITED-TIME OFFER
Comcast InternetUtilities and Internet Connection Support
Eligible new customers will receive 60 days of free Internet service through Internet Essentials
PG&E CARE for assistance with billsUtilities and Internet Connection SupportReceive one-time payment assistance
Domestic Violence Resource Guide for Alameda CountyViolence preventionDomestic Violence Resource Guide for Alameda CountyClick here
MUA - Mujeres Unidas y ActivasWomen's Leadership and domestic vioence help and servicesMUA’s direct service program is rooted in this philosophy by ensuring that the services we offer – individual and group counseling, support groups, referrals and accompaniment to other community resources, domestic violence and sexual assault intervention, and workforce development programs – are offered and implemented by Latina immigrant women. MUA draws on the strengths of our community members to serve as peer mentors, group facilitators, community educators, and counselors.
ClimbHire Workforce Development Climb Hire prepares working adults for jobs that require a background in Salesforce. All Climbers have high school degrees, some have taken community college classes, and others have completed four-year degrees.
Progressive TransitionsDomestic Violence SupportDV Adcovcate support for victimes of IPV/Sexual Assault, based in Oakland.