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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.

All City of Oakland Head Start Sites are closed from March 16th to April 5th. Call 510-238-3165 for more information.


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Mar 13, 2020

Head Starts Sites Closed from March 16th - April 5th

All City of Oakland Head Start sites and home based services will be closed from March 16th - April 5th. If you need support to care for your family during this time, please let us know how we can help. Your Family Advocate or Home Based Visitor are available by phone. You can also call the Head Start front desk on 510-238-3165.

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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.

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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

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