Human Services

The Human Services Department builds strong communities by enriching the quality of life for individuals and families in Oakland. We collaborate with a diverse group of local organizations to provide services that address the changing and emerging needs of the community.

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Events

Aug 05, 2019

First Monday with Legal Assistance for Seniors

Legal Assistance for Seniors provides FREE legal consultations to seniors at Downtown Oakland Senior Center. The consultations are 30 Minutes in length, and you must be on time for your appointment. If further advice or representation is needed, LAS will either continue to work with the individual or refer them…
Sep 02, 2019

First Monday with Legal Assistance for Seniors

Legal Assistance for Seniors provides FREE legal consultations to seniors at Downtown Oakland Senior Center. The consultations are 30 Minutes in length, and you must be on time for your appointment. If further advice or representation is needed, LAS will either continue to work with the individual or refer them…

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Meetings

Jul 18, 2019

Head Start Advisory Board Monthly Meeting

The Head Start Advisory Panel was created to assist the Oakland City Council in its governance role for the Head Start program and is composed of at least six members appointed by the City Council’s Life Enrichment Committee. The Head…
Aug 15, 2019

Head Start Advisory Board Monthly Meeting

The Head Start Advisory Panel was created to assist the Oakland City Council in its governance role for the Head Start program and is composed of at least six members appointed by the City Council’s Life Enrichment Committee. The Head…
Sep 19, 2019

Head Start Advisory Board Monthly Meeting

The Head Start Advisory Panel was created to assist the Oakland City Council in its governance role for the Head Start program and is composed of at least six members appointed by the City Council’s Life Enrichment Committee. The Head…

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News

Nov 19, 2018

Oakland Hosts 27th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner & Coat Giveaway

Oakland –– The City of Oakland’s Human Services Department is preparing for the winter and holiday seasons with key events that serve the community – the 27th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner, and the 27th Annual Coat Giveaway.

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Leadership

Portrait of Sara Bedford

Sara Bedford

Director, Department of Human Services

Sara Bedford provides Oakland’s most vulnerable residents with services from Head Start to senior centers to supportive housing for the homeless. She was formerly the Policy and Planning Manager for the Department of Human Services.

Contact Us

Addresses

Map location for Human Services, located at 150 Frank H Ogawa Plaza in Oakland, CA 94612
150 Frank H Ogawa Plaza
4th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

Phone Numbers