Community Resources


Alameda Point Collaborative

Permanent and supportive housing in the City of Alameda.

Bay Area Rescue Mission

Shelters for single men, women, and women with children.

Building Futures

Shelter and housing assistance for victims of domestic violence.

Center for Independent Living

Housing services for people with disabilities.

Community Resources for Independent Living (CRIL)

Offers housing assistance for seniors and people with disabilities.

Contra Costa Crisis Center

Referrals to homeless and housing services.

East Oakland Community Project 

Emergency transitional housing for individuals and families.

Family Emergency Shelter Coalition

Housing subsidies for families in Alameda County.

Fannie Mae

Resources and guidance for mortgage forbearance/relief programs available to homeowners.

Fremont Family Resource Center

Housing resources

Hope Solutions (formerly Contra Costa Interfaith Housing)

Permanent supportive housing.

Housing CHOICES for Alameda County

A database to search for affordable housing.

Housing Consortium of the East Bay

Assistance for people with developmental disabilities and special needs.

Impact Justice: Homecoming Project

Provides housing support for formerly incarcerated people.

Operation Dignity     

Provides emergency housing for veterans, mobile outreach, and permanent supportive housing.

Rainbow Community Center

Provides emergency housing for LGBTQ+ youth (ages 12-24) in Concord.

St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County

Provides emergency overnight shelter for adults


A Safe Place Domestic Violence Services

Emergency transport, food, and shelter for women and children facing domestic violence.

Abode Services

Emergency housing, rapid re-housing, and health clinic.

Bay Area Community Services

Behavioral health and housing services for teens, adults, older adults, or post-incarcerated and their families.

Berkeley Food and Housing Project

Homeless prevention, rental assistance, rapid re-housing in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Solano Counties.

Bonita House, Inc.

Support for those with mental health and substance use disorders.


Provides resources for the homeless, poor, and disabled after discharge from hospital or prison.

California Financial Assistance Programs

A database of charities in the State of California that can provide help with paying bills, rent, deposit or mortgage payments, transportation, medical care, and other expenses.

Catholic Charities East Bay

Assistance with back rent, security deposits, utilities, and one-time financial assistance.

Davis Street Family Resource Center

Clinic, clothing, food, and homelessness resources in San Leandro.

East Bay Community Recovery Project (EBCRP)

For women, children, and people exiting Santa Rita Jail with mental health, drug, and alcohol challenges.

ECHO Housing Assistance Center

Assistance with move-in costs, back rent, housing assistance, homebuyer education, plus tenant/landlord relations info.

First Place for Youth

Services addressing the needs of youth exiting foster care.

Greater Richmond Interfaith Program

Housing referrals, showers, food, laundry, and mail service for veterans and individuals.

Lutheran Social Services

Provides resources for childcare and housing support.

Men of Valor Academy

Provides residential housing, employment, education and mentor-ship services to adult males on probation.

Rubicon Programs

Provides legal support, guidance on public benefits, employment support, re-entry support, and financial education.

SAVE (Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments)

Offers housing and legal support for youth and victims of domestic violence.


Offers housing and one-time move-in support for families, veterans, and individuals in Contra Costa County.

Spectrum Community Services – Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

Provides energy bill assistance, nutrition, and fall prevention education for seniors and low-income people.

STAND! For Families Free of Violence

Resources for people harmed by violence

St. Mary’s Center

Offers housing and health support services for seniors in Oakland.

Mental Health Resources

Find a Therapist – Therapist Finder

Find a Therapist connects you with licensed mental health professionals including psychologists, clinical social workers, marriage, and family therapists, and professional counselors.

Psychology Today

This is one of the most popular sites. They maintain a directory of licensed psychiatrists, therapists, and treatment facilities throughout the US, many of which offer a sliding-scale payment option.


Find therapists near you on Yelp. Explore other popular Health & Medical near you.

Counseling Near Me

Enter your location by zip code and click enter. You will then be taken to a page with all the available counselors in your area; including online counselors.


Simply enter “Therapist near me” in the search bar to
find private therapists near you.

If you or anyone you know are currently in a crisis or may be in danger, please use the
following resources to get immediate help.
United States

In the event of an emergency, please dial
(800) 273-8255
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(800) 799-7233
National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 996-6228
Family Violence Helpline
(800) 784-2433
National Hopeline Network
(800) 366-8288
Self-Harm Hotline
(800) 230-7526
Planned Parenthood Hotline
(800) 222-1222
American Association of Poison Control Centers
(800) 622-2255
Alcoholism & Drug Dependency Hope Line
(800) 233-4357
National Crisis Line, Anorexia and Bulimia
(888) 843-4564
LGBT Hotline
(866) 488-7386
TREVOR Crisis Hotline
(800) 221-7044
AIDS Crisis Line

Organizations that provide legal and financial guidance related to homeownership, foreclosure, eviction, tenancy, and residential discrimination:


Offers guidance for first-time homebuyers, foreclosure intervention, and default counseling.

Causa Justa :: Just Cause

Offers tenant’s rights clinics, advice on unlawful detainers, plus legal referrals

Community Housing Development Corporation

Provides car loans and grants for working people, first-time homebuyer support, down payment assistance, plus guidance on foreclosure and loan modification.

Eviction Defense Center (Alameda County)

Provides legal services to residents on a broad range of housing matters including substandard housing conditions, subsidized housing, rent increases, fair housing matters, and eviction defense.

Homeownership Preservation Foundation

Assists in foreclosure prevention, financial counseling, and victims of mortgage scams.

Housing and Economic Rights Advocates

Offers guidance foreclosure prevention, housing discrimination.

Keep Your Home California

Offers foreclosure assistance.

Money Management International

Offers foreclosure, reverse-mortgage, and pre-purchase counseling.

Oakland Housing Assistance Center

Oakland-funded housing programs including homebuying and rehab assistance

Operation Hope Oakland

Offers assistance on budgeting, debt reduction, credit report clearance, small business support.

Pacific Community Services

Foreclosure prevention, homeownership counseling, tenant/landlord rights

rental and low-income homebuyer assistance in Pittsburg

Project Sentinel

Provides housing solutions and community mediation.

Tenants Together

Focused under the umbrella of tenants’ protection advocates

Other community-based organizations that provide support for other legal and financial issues:

Bay Area Legal Aid

Provide access to the civil justice system through legal assistance.

Centro de Servicios (Tri-Valley area)

Assists in linking individuals and families with the services they need to live a happier, healthier, and more productive life.

Centro Legal de la Raza (Alameda County)

Assists in the areas of immigrant, tenant, and workers’ rights.

East Bay Community Law Center

Provides legal assistance with a focus on social justice for low-income citizens.

Family Violence Law Center (FVLC)

Provides survivor-centered legal and crisis intervention services, offer prevention education for youth and other community members.

Fathers Helping Fathers

Provides resources for those seeking paternity rights.

Need Help Paying Bills

A website full of resources for financial and other supportive service.

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